Hybrid-Blended Courses

Hybrid-Blended Courses

A hybrid-blended class refers to a model of course design that combines traditional classroom learning with online or out-of-class coursework activities. At MSMC, a hybrid course is defined as a course where a portion, but not all, of traditional face-to-face class time is replaced with online or out-of-class coursework that is planned and scheduled on a regularly occurring basis. Hybrid-blended class refers to the same type of course offerings.

Hybrid-Blended Courses (30-80% online)

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Easier for instructors to know their students
  • A wider range of learning opportunities to make the best use of each modality
  • More opportunities to document student learning
  • Student authentication easier to establish — instructors have the chance to interact with students both face-to-face and online
  • Technological problems handled in both the face-to-face and online environments
  • Less convenient for out-of-state students
  • Decreased face-to-face class meetings might be easier to equate with lessened course workload
  • On-campus physical resources (classroom space, office hours, lab time) used

Source: Faculty Reference Manual for Online and Distance Education

The Flipped Classroom

According to the University of Texas at Austin, a flipped class is one that inverts the typical cycle of content acquisition and application, so that students gain necessary knowledge before class and instructors guide students to actively and interactively clarify and apply that knowledge during class.

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