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In Transition: Moving Courses (and Faculty) From the Traditional Face-to-Face Mode to Online, Blended, and HyFlex Instruction


This workshop focuses on evidence-based strategies that have been used to move instruction modality from face-to-face to online, blended, and HyFlex. Participants learn strategies that ease the transition of lecture, lab, and assessment, while balancing the potential stress of making the move. This workshop can be delivered face-to-face or virtually with a HyFlex characteristic to it.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

    • Participants identify course components that need to be modified from face-to-face use to online, digital use.
    • Participants design an online learning artifact to use in either an online, blended, or HyFlex course.
    • Participants create an interactive, collaborative learning experience for online, blended, and HyFlex courses.
    • Participants create online assessment tools that align with course and unit intended learning outcomes.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

Participants engage with the workshop via their mobile devices or computers through several online platforms such as, Mentimeter, KaHoot, and Quizalize. As part of the interaction, digital pop-up discussions are facilitated through the creation of collaborative word clouds and online digital bulletin boards. Participants also work as a team to create a digital bulletin board with takeaway information learned in the workshop.


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Dr. Candice Freeman is currently the MLT program director at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She also holds adjunct faculty positions at Winston-Salem State University and Appalachian State University where she teaches online courses in clinical laboratory science and teacher education, respectively. With more than 30 years of experience in clinical laboratories, government research, and pharmaceutical industries, Dr. Freeman brings a varied and diverse background of laboratory and quality improvement performance experience to education. Training and development of the healthcare workforce and student success are her passions, leveraged to help others achieve goals and reach their personal and professional definitions of success. Dr. Freeman is a certified medical laboratory technician, medical laboratory scientist, and blood bank technologist through ASCP, She also has certifications in Google, ASQ, and CoSN. Dr. Freeman holds an A.A.S. degree in medical laboratory technology, a B.S. in clinical laboratory science, MA.Ed. in social media and global education, and a Ph.D. in instructional design and education technology. Her future goals include advocacy for the value and importance of the U.S. Community College System, as well as how emerging technologies can be leveraged to provide better and more inclusive instruction for career and technical education and training. Dr. Freeman’s research interests include self-regulated learning in online environments, open digital teaching and learning practices, HyFlex course design and development, and empathic thinking to promote student success in higher education.