Hybrid Learning: A Model for Succession Planning
Lou Thompson, University of Texas at Dallas, United States ; Dale Chisamore, University of Texas @ Dallas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: Successful online learning courses require a large amount of preparation time on the part of the instructor and the technical support team. Much of the course content is centered on instructor knowledge, support material and presentation style. Once the course is implemented, changes are inevitable and are not easy to install. Taking the course from online to a hybrid provides a tool for making and testing major changes before a large investment is made to update the online course. In addition, hybrid courses provide a training platform for new instructors. This paper examines a variety of ways that a hybrid course can provide a mechanism for testing the online components and transitioning instructors. Recommendations for improving the changes to the online course are offered.
Thompson, L. & Chisamore, D. (2009). Hybrid Learning: A Model for Succession Planning. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 551-554). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).