2015 Recipients

Formed in the spring of 2012, at the request of President Samarasekera, a visioning committee conducted a cross-campus consultation and discovery process on digital learning and created an Online Visioning Report. The first recommendation of that report was to “Aspire to offer the highest quality digital learning environment to enhance in-class experience and create a strong online learning presence.” As a result, the University of Alberta has embarked on several digital learning initiatives including the creation of the Provost’s Digital Learning Committee (PDLC) to support the implementation of digital learning activities more broadly across the university.

In February 2014, and again in March 2015, the PDLC requested proposals for the University of Alberta Blended Learning Awards. These awards involve a new teaching and learning opportunity for instructors at the University of Alberta interested in receiving support from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for the purpose of redeveloping a current undergraduate course into a blended learning format. Blended learning involves a reduction of face-to-face contact time with a complementary increase in online delivery of content and instruction.

The PDLC is pleased is announce the following undergraduate courses have been awarded support for conversion of their courses to blended delivery:

2015 Blended Learning Awards

Faculty of Arts

ECON 102 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
LING 101 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
 / LING 102 - Introduction to Linguistics II

Faculty of Engineering
CIV E 398 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
MEC E 260 - Mechanical Design I

Faculté Saint-Jean
FRANC 235 - Survol de la littérature francophone

Faculty of Science
BIOL 108 - Introduction to Biological Diversity
MATH 114* - Elementary Calculus I 
 (*Calendar change to "MATH 134 - Calculus for the Life Sciences" pending)