Online Learning Update

April 29, 2012

Hybrid education gets foothold

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Peneliope Richards, the Baruch College Ticker

A recent hot topic at Baruch has been hybrid and online teaching and learning. It has been a hot topic because there is a plan to teach several introductory courses online. According to the Registrar, a hybrid course encompasses one-third to two-thirds of online instruction, whereas an online course has at least two-thirds of online instruction. During the fall 2009 semester Baruch entered this online teaching realm by offering three fully online courses and one partially online course. However, about 2,000 students were enrolled in hybrid and online courses by Fall 2011. Demand for these courses grew quickly and worked to cater to the demand. On May 17, 2010 Baruch’s Committee on Online and Hybrid Education released a report concerning pedagogical efficacy, characteristic pitfalls in the area of ethics and academic honesty, and practical strengths and limitations of hybrid and online education.

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