Hybrid Learning

About Hybrid Learning

There is a growing body of research that shows that hybrid learning can enhance student learning beyond traditional face-to-face courses and in fully online courses.

One of the largest studies, done by the U.S. Department of Education, showed a significant improvement of learning in hybrid courses as compared to face-to-face and online (2009). This course format gives faculty and students greater flexibility in terms of scheduling their classes, as well as increased student engagement.

Learn more about the structure and benefits of Hybrid Learning.

How Hybrid differs from Online and Web-Enhanced Courses:


Online Courses:


  • 100% of the course is conducted fully online.
  • A Learning Management System (LMS), such as Canvas, is used for all communication and class work.
  • There are no required on-campus class meetings.


Web-Enhanced Courses:


  • Courses are setup in a traditional, face-to-face format.
  • An LMS and/or other online tools are used together with the classroom to supplement face-to-face coursework.
  • Classtime and meetings occur normally.


Hybrid Courses:


  • 25% - 50% of traditional face-to-face class time is replaced with online or out-of-class work.
  • Courses make use of an LMS or other online tools for coursework and communication.
  • Classtime is schedule to work in conjunction with online coursework and activities.