Blended learning is an educational approach that combines in-person classroom instruction with supplemental online activities. The online components might be synchronous (i.e. in “real time”) or asynchronous (i.e. participants do not need to be online at the same time). Examples of synchronous e-learning include: live video stream, webinars, and telepresence. Examples of asynchronous e-learning include: discussion boards, interactive presentations, creative videos, wiki cases, and lecture capture
Academic Technologies at Babson
The Academic Technology Innovation Center (ATI Center) assists faculty with both curricular and scholarly pursuits. This group, which falls within the IT department at Babson College, offers services in course design, content creation, integrating innovative approaches, and piloting and implementing new technologies, as well as assisting faculty with their research. Whether you are “flipping your classroom,” incorporating innovative teaching tools, putting your course online, updating the content of your course, or in need of research support, the ATI Center can help.
Babson faculty are creators, innovators and leaders; the ATI Center is here to help make sure the courses reflects that. The Academic Technology Innovation Center stands ready to help make the design and delivery of any course dynamic, engaging, and current, whether it is blended, online, or face-to-face.