Should I teach a Hybrid
or fully Online Course?
One aspect to consider in your course development is if
you would like to teach a fully online or a Hybrid course. A Hybrid course
is an online course where part of the instruction is online and
part is on-campus. The ratio of online vs. on-campus instruction is
completely up to you.
How is a Hybrid course different than online
and face-to-face courses?
Face-to-face: Class entirely taught on-campus, may have
a course website or Blackboard site used to supplement face-to-face
Online/ Web-based: Course delivered entirely online
(replaces all on-campus hours) and accessible via the Internet. Course
materials, communication, interaction, and assessment are conducted online.
Hybrid: Course website/ Blackboard site is used in
conjunction with a reduced number of on-campus hours. Some course materials,
communication, interaction, or assessment is conducted online.
Consider the course you are proposing: Are there aspects that would still
work best on-campus? Are there components that could very easily be done
A Hybrid course allows you to customize the face-to-face time as you see
fit and is a great starting-point for those instructors new to online
Technology Today: Hybrid Courses
This site provides an overview of the
benefits of Hybrid Courses.