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learning technology center Preparing Faculty and Students for Hybrid Courses Robert Kaleta, Carla Garnham, Alan Aycock Learning Technology Center University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Educause 2002
learning technology center Hybrid Session Overview Define and describe hybrid courses Sample hybrid course Faculty development Preparing students Major lessons learned Questions
learning technology center Hybrid Courses Definition and Description A significant amount of learning has been moved online making it possible to reduce the amount of time spent in class An attempt to combine the best elements of traditional face-to-face instruction with the best aspects of distance education
learning technology center Hybrid Courses Distinction between hybrid and online Starting to blur Hybrid variations Eliminate one class meeting a week Meet every second or third week Pattern varies during the semester Shorten class time
learning technology center Hybrid Course Project Original project University of Wisconsin System support Curricular Redesign Grant Program, 1999-2001 Collaborative effort UW-Milwaukee UW-Colleges Continuing initiative
learning technology center Hybrid Courses Impact on teaching and learning More flexible course format Opens new possibilities More student and learning centered Less listening and more activities More interaction and discussion Greater engagement with students
learning technology center Hybrid Course Example Ads in American Culture Professor Alan Aycock Upper-level seminar Format Meet once a week for two weeks and then totally online for one week
learning technology center Ads in American Culture Students post and discuss their PowerPoints Online and during next face-to-face class Students apply their learning to real-life data Students serve as online peer research community Students involved at every level Face-to-face and online activities integrated Greater engagement, interaction, & discussion
learning technology center Preparing Faculty Entering expectations Looking for specific answers Online work is an add-on Classroom is for lecture and online is for discussion and activities Process and outcomes are the same as in the traditional course Must cover the same amount of material Assessment must be traditional
learning technology center Faculty Development Program Process Models Hybrid approach Online integrated with face-to-face Content Hands-on, practical course design Development of online learning modules Active learning assessment techniques Integration of online with face-to-face learning Development of course syllabus
learning technology center Faculty Development Program Content Learning to teach online Facilitating online learning community Anticipating issues and problems Overcoming apprehensions Bring in experienced hybrid course teachers Software Course vision
learning technology center Faculty Development Program Materials are online Program description Ten course redesign questions Breakout session assignments Online assignments http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/LTC/hybrid.html
learning technology center Preparing Students Student expectations Fewer class meetings means less work All online work can be done at home Manage expectations early Hybrid Course web site Course syllabus Early in course
learning technology center Preparing Students Student problems Inadequate time management skills Difficulty accepting responsibility for learning Difficulty with more sophisticated technologies Prepare for anticipated problems Break down and phase in longer assignments Time management tips Prepare technology help sheets Identify place to go for live help
learning technology center Resources for Hybrid Courses UWM Hybrid Course Web Site http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/LTC/hybrid.html Student Hybrid Course Web Site http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/LTC/hybridcourses.html Teaching with Technology Today http://www.uwsa.edu/ttt/browse/hybrid.htm
learning technology center Major Lessons Learned Course redesign is central Need to take online work seriously Greater engagement and interaction Students learn more Faculty and students like the hybrid course model Hybrid experience affects the way faculty approach their other courses
learning technology center Contact Information Learning Technology Center University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee LTC@uwm.edu 414 229-4319 Carla Garnham firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Aycock email@example.com Robert Kaleta firstname.lastname@example.org
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