Teaching Hybrid or Online

Overview

The definition for online learning has confused educational professionals everywhere. The reality is that many of us are already practicing some form of online learning and we may not realize it. Here is how Wentworth defines hybrid and online:

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What are the differences between f2f and hybrid/online?

Basically, In simple terms, an online course is one that is offered entirely online, via the Web and its associated technologies. A hybrid course is an optimal blend of online and face to face components.

Wentworth’s design for hybrid and online course

Here at Wentworth, we have developed Blackboard templates to help you get started when designing and developing your online/hybrid course. These templates are based on best practices outlined by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with technology isn’t just about staying current on the latest tools, it’s about knowing how to successfully incorporate the best tools into your teaching, but only when it makes sense. As an online instructor, you determine the right balance.

Best practices for teaching online and hybrid classes

Faculty Focus is a resource for developing effective teaching strategies, instruction and curricula. With nearly 7 million students taking at least one online course, understanding best practices for teaching online is critical. So, what do I need to know to get me started teach online? Here at Wentworth, Faculty Focus is one of our major resources.

Flipping Course Content

Are you thinking about making your class time more problem based? Do you want to teach your students to be more critical thinkers? Flipped classroom is a model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

Resources for teaching online and hybrid courses

There is an abundance of online resources available to faculty who wish to learn about teaching online and hybrid courses.  We are confident that you will find these resources to contain strategic solutions to your course design and development.