‘Hybrid’ courses show promise
One educator demonstrates that blending face-to-face and online instruction can lead to better student grades and understanding.
“Hybrid courses,” or courses that deliver part of their instruction in a traditional lecture manner and part in an online environment, are becoming increasingly popular among schools and colleges. Proponents of the concept say it capitalizes on the benefits that both face-to-face and online learning can provide—and now, there is some evidence to suggest that hybrid courses can help students learn more effectively.
Brian McFarlin, a professor at the University of Houston’s Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, decided to conduct an experiment in one of his classes to observe the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid courses.
Author: Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News, 3rd April 2008
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