If I asked you to list the most important things any class could have, what might you say? Personally, I imagine Socrates asking questions and guiding students along to a pre-determined and yet (somehow) fresh and transformative conclusion.
I’m happy to announce that we have managed to meet all the challenges, and we are now able to offer a university-wide course template for Blackboard courses. This template will be useful for anyone teaching a fully online, hybrid, or flipped course, and it can also be used or modified for face-to-face courses that have a Blackboard component. You can modify the template as you see fit, and it is designed to fit together with our updated menu items in the basic Blackboard course instance that you see when you first enter a new course shell.
Dr. Roy Myose talks about issues of attendance in classes when there are video lectures available online. Call it “flipped” or “hybrid,” Dr. Myose’s content delivery model is becoming more common at WSU and around the country, but what are the unintended consequences of giving this kind of access to content?
Dr. Vinod Namboodiri and Carolyn discuss the pros and cons of three class delivery methods: online, hybrid, and face-to-face. Find out what Dr. Namboodiri would choose if he had to pick just one of those for his own teaching!
In this blog I summarize my experiences of teaching classes in various delivery formats (online, blended/ flipped/ hybrid and face-to-face) and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each. Teaching or taking a class in a certain delivery format can sometimes be a choice, and I hope that sharing my experiences may help some of you to make a better choice as instructors or learners.
We have received our first question for our feature “Ask IDT”! I’m so excited.
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) is now offering a new feature, “Ask IDT.” Using our handy online form, you can ask us an anonymous question about any aspect of online classes, technology-assisted teaching, flipping, or any other thing you think we might be able to help you with, and we will write a blog post in response.