Creating a Hybrid Course from Scratch or an Introduction to the Online Course Development Process
Jeff Bell – Session Chair
Patricia Schaber – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Almost easier to start from scratch rather than convert course to online.
- Different way of thinking: holistic, shaped learning environment, process training, outcome driven, assessment driven: this is not the same type of education
- Start with pedagogy, then technology
- Deconstruct -> Reconstruct: time, space, roles, expectations, time frame
- Three phases: 1. build strong primary components (situational factors, learning goals, teaching and learning activities), 2. assemble the components into a coherent whole, 3. finish important remaining task (from the work of Fink)
- Wanted a behavioral change for students: lifelong learners, ethical practitioners, interprofessional team members
- Content drove the choice to select tools: lecture via webvista, guest lecturers over video, etc.
- Students rated their learning higher in hybrid environment (rather than in person) and cited readings 2x as much in online class than in person, online learned more from reading while in-person learned more from lecture, takes longer to develop hybrid courses
Good advice, even for those just adding more web work to a traditional course.