May 2013 - Dr. Keith Restine, Associate Director of TLT
Questions to Assist Planning
- What must students demonstrate they know by the end of the course?
- Prioritizing the most important aspects vs. trying to cover the entire text
- Consider which aspects of the material are typically most difficult for students
- What learning activities will help students achieve the learning objectives?
- Use active learning in both F2F and online modes
- Variety along with stability
- How will the F2F and out-of-class components be integrated into a single course?
- Create connection between F2F and online modes
- Connection throughout creates flow
- What characteristics must be considered?
- Class size
- Number of F2F meetings
- Length of F2F meetings
- How will you divide the F2F and out-of-class time and how will you schedule F2F in relation to out-of-class?
- Determine order and time aspects of materials and activities in both modes
- Consider the options for F2F meetings (more frequent, less frequent, etc.)
- How will you avoid the course and a half syndrome in your design?
- Less can be more
- Gauge the necessity of helpful materials or interesting extras
- How will you communicate what will happen in F2F and out-of-class times, including how work in both of these environments will be evaluated?
- Should be easy, consistent, and organized from the start
- Work toward clarity and conciseness
- Define responsibilities of everyone involved early in the course
- How will you develop social presence in your hybrid course?
- Affects both F2F and online modes
- Important for both students and instructors
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