Queen's moves to blended learning for arts and science courses

March 14, 2012

The format of traditional lectures in large auditoriums for the 1,800 Queen's University students enrolled in Psychology 100 has been replaced with a blended learning model. Students attend one lecture per week in which professors explore a provocative question or discuss their own research. Students then apply the concepts they have learned online in small learning labs facilitated by fourth-year and master's students. "Rather than supplementing the traditional lecture format, we are transforming the way courses are designed and delivered based on what we know about student learning and engagement," says the Faculty of Arts and Science's associate dean (studies). The move to blended learning is a faculty-wide initiative that will eventually be adopted by other arts and science courses. Queen's News Centre