The term "hybrid course" (a term we use interchangeably with the term "blended learning") names a model of course design that combines traditional, face-to-face class time with online and out-of-class course work. For UW Bothell specifically, we define hybrid courses as those where 25% to 50% of the traditional face-to-face class time is replaced with online or out-of-class work. (See UCF Blended Learning Toolkit for an alternative definition of "blended learning.")
The replacement of 25% to 50% of in-class time with online and out-of-class work differentiates "hybrid courses" from "Web-enhanced courses," which continue to meet during the normal class hours and use the online component to supplement face-to-face time. (Allen et al. 2007)
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Learn more about hybrid learning, including a more complete definition of the term, how hybrid learning looks at UW Bothell, and some opportunities and challenges that arise in hybrid courses.
Learn the basics of how to design a hybrid course, and find out more about the Hybrid Course Development Institute.
Learn what is expected of students who participate in hybrid courses and what resources are available to students to help them succeed in hybrid courses.
Learn more from other institutions who have implemented hybrid learning and from publications on hybrid learning.