Re: Any suggestions on how to offer a hybrid course in In...
I have extensive experience in teaching online and hybrid courses. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Identify the objectives that students should achieve, and outcomes students should be able to perform by the end of the course.
Decide how you will know if a student has achieved understanding and proficiency of course content. Will there be tests, papers, projects, etc. used for formative and summative assessments? Design your assessments.
Brainstorm/plan course activities that will assist the students to meet the learning objectives/outcomes.
Determine activities that would work well in a face-to-face and which activities can be completed online. Maximize active learning and social interactions in the face-to-face environment since social presence can be harder to maintain in the online environment. Also, you want to be sure that your face-to-face portion of your course informs the online portion of your course and vice versa so it becomes a cohesive class. Here are a few suggestions for face-to-face vs. online activities:
Face-to-face is good for:
Establishing social presence and support
Negotiating expectations and responsibilities
Diagnosing students’ conceptual problems and providing immediate feedback
Student demonstrations of psycho-motor skills
Online is good for:
Sustaining group work, collaboration, and support
Reflections, on-task discourse
Broader participation in discussions
Self-paced learning and practice
Self-assessment quizzes with feedback
Automatic grading of multiple choice, T/F, fill-in-the-blank tests
Focus on learning, not technology. Keep technology use simply in order to avoid turning the course into a support nightmare and gradually add more advanced technology.
Whenever possible, use resources that are already created for you such as MindTap, Test Banks, etc.
Include a weekly schedule in your syllabus. In the weekly schedule, identify which components of the course will be online and which will be face-to-face. This will help students keep track of what is expected of them and when.