Blended Learning: Experiences of CHE6049: Example of a traditional course converted to a blended format

Dr. Jill Hayden
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health & Epidemiology

Lunch and Learn

Dr. Jill Hayden (Department of Community Health & Epidemiology) will describe the process of converting her graduate course (CH&E 6049-An Introduction to Systematic Reviews) from a traditional in-class format to a blended model. She will discuss how she designed the BbLearn course site for her course, and how the course worked as a learning experience for the students. Her reflections before, during, and after the course conversion are available in this video:

Biography: Jill Hayden is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, and Program Director in the Undergraduate Medical Education Research in Medicine Program, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hayden’s research experience and expertise includes systematic review methods and knowledge translation, prognostic research, and musculoskeletal health. She is founding Head of the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, whose aim is to build regional capacity in systematic reviews and evidence-informed health care decision-making.

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Killam Library, Room B400



Additional Information

CLT will continue to host a noon hour, Lunch & Learn series for faculty and administrative staff working in the online environment, starting Friday, October 18, 2013 and continuing on the third Friday monthly to May 16, 2013 (with the exception of December – see scheduled dates below).  

The purpose of the Lunch & Learn series is to give faculty and administrative staff an opportunity to come together in a sharing environment to learn about what others are doing and to hear about current research and best practices. This series could be for faculty and staff who are teaching online, using the online environment as a component of their campus courses, or interested in moving some of their content online.

These will be very informal sessions facilitated by Adrienne Sehatzadeh, Instructional Designer/Solutions Researcher, eLearning Team, CLT. The sessions will be fashioned, in part, from input/feedback from attending faculty and staff.

Would you like to know how your colleagues are working in the online environment? Would you like to share innovative ways you are using online tools? Are you curious about pedagogical approaches and best practices for the use of various tools in your online course? Come and join us to learn more.

All sessions will be held in the CLT classroom, Room 400, Basement, Killam Library (unless stated otherwise) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

Friday, March 14, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014

We will break for the summer and resume the sessions Fall, 2014, based on your interest.


Michelle Soucy
Communications and Event Planning Officer
Tel: (902) 494-6641