Why hybrid?✓ The best of both worlds: combining substantial online learning with traditional classroom instruction✓ Allows faculty to “test the waters” of online instruction without giving up in-person student interaction✓ Helps address enrollment increases within classroom space constraints
✓ Last year, we began developing courseWhat we did content and adding it to a Desire2Learn √ course website ✓ This past spring, we offered two sections of our intercultural communication course in the hybrid format, with class once a week and weekly online units.
Three professors worked together over the past year on this project:Anita Foeman, Ph.D. was lecturer and instructional supervisor.Bessie Lawton, Ph.D. was lecturer and assessment coordinator.Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. was instructional designer and technology coordinator.
The weekly online units centered around a sequence of video lectures, quizzes,online discussions, readings, surveys and other learning activities deployed in the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
Each online unithad multiple partsthat were “linked”together with D2Lrestrictions, sothey had to becompleted insequential order.
What we’ve learned• Create content that’s flexible and reusable.• Provide alternative video players.• Design for small screens.• Short videos are best.• Be sensitive to audio when recording and editing videos.• Use D2L to enforce a disciplined approach and to monitor progress.• Take advantage of the hybrid format to “flip” the traditional classroom.
Questions? Comments? Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. email: email@example.com web: communication.wcupa.edu blog: drthompsen.com twitter: pthompsen