• Harness the Power of Digital

    Hybrid learning and distance education—and all the technologies that support both—are here to stay. Are you ready?

  • Learn-At-Your-Own-Pace

    Your access to the class lasts 365 days. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • Get Ready for the Digital Shift

    This class will walk you through the steps of creating a permanent, workable blended program of study that works for your school.

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About the Author: Lisha Barnes

Lisha Barnes currently serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady. She is responsible for developing and delivering the Master Educator instructor training program, Master Educator Online Instructor series, and supporting schools with curriculum development and product knowledge. She is a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. She received a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and her Cosmetology, Barber and Student Instructor training at Olympian University of Cosmetology. Lisha’s thorough understanding of the cosmetology school industry comes from over 25 years of hands-on experience serving in various roles, including Instructor, Director of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, Accreditation, and School Administrator for multiple private cosmetology schools. Lisha has also served as NACCAS Commissioner and AACS Accreditation Committee Chair among many other prestigious positions.

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Course Outline


  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome Message

    • Blended Education Workbook

    • Watch "Welcome to Blended Learning: Striking the Perfect Balance"

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - What is Distance Learning?

    • Watch "What is Distance Learning?"

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - History of Distance Learning

    • Watch "Distance Learning History"

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - Benefits, Challenges and Fears

    • Watch "Introduction to Benefits, Challenges and Fears"

    • Watch "Benefits for Students"

    • Watch "Benefits for Schools and Educators"

    • Watch "Challenges with Blended Learning"

    • Watch "Distance Learning Fears"

    • Watch "Overcoming Fears and Challenges"

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - Compliance

    • Watch "Compliance"

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Is a Blended Learning Program Right for your School?

    • Watch "Is a Blended Learning Program Right for your School?"

    • Questions to Ask

    • Watch "Required Characteristics of Students"

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Terms used in Distance Learning

    • Watch "Synchronous and Asynchronous"

    • Watch "Flipped Classroom"

    • Watch "Digital Learning Platforms"

  • 8

    Lesson 7 - What Will Your Blended Learning Program Look Like?

    • Watch "What Will Your Blended Program Look Like?"

    • Watch "One or Two Programs"

    • Watch "Online Hours vs. Onsite Hours"

    • Watch "Theory and/or Practical"

    • Watch "Levels/Phases"

    • Watch "Synchronous or Asynchronous"

    • Watch "Internet and Bandwidth"

    • Watch "Other Considerations"

  • 9

    Lesson 8 - Curriculum Development

    • Watch "Curriculum Development"

    • Watch "Identify and Review Resources"

    • Watch "Plan Your Course"

    • Sample Course Outline

    • Watch "Creating a Schedule"

    • Creating a Blended Learning Program

    • Watch "Build the Course"

  • 10

    Lesson 9 - Final Steps

    • Watch "Final Steps"

  • 11

    In Conclusion

    • Watch "In Conclusion"

  • 12

    MindTap Resource

    • MindTap Resource

  • 13

    Exam

    • Exam

  • 14

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

  • 15

    Generate Certificate

    • Congratulations!

Create a program that not only works for your school but ensures your students are set up for success!

FAQs

  • Why should I take this course?

    This online class will walk you through the steps of creating a permanent, workable blended program of study. We will dive into how to design and create a program that not only works for your school, but ensures your students are set up for success!

  • How long is this course?

    The course should take you about 3 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 12 lessons in the course as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher in order to obtain your certificate of completion.

  • Is this class offered in-person?

    No, this course is not currently offered in-person. However, if you’re interested in hosting an event (in-person or live, virtual) with Milady’s Master Educator Program, we do have a menu of classes that can be delivered in-person or as a live, virtual class. Learn more, here.