Designing a Hybrid Course



Before you begin your course redesign, the first place to start is by reviewing your course learning goals. Course learning goals are broad, measurable and observable statements of what students will be able to do at the end of a course (from Johns Hopkins). They are different than learning objectives which are more specific, measurable statements of what students can do at the end of a unit of instruction. For your course, you should develop both course goals and more specific learning objectives. Below are some points you want to consider:

  • Do they reflect what you hope students will be able to do at the end of the course?
  • Does the Hybrid format change any of the goals or enhance a goal you already have?
  • Do you need to add a learning goal as a result of the Hybrid format?

Here are a few things to think about when reviewing your learning goals:

  1. Are your learning goals measurable?
  2. What do students have to do to demonstrate their mastery of that learning goal?
  3. In what format would this be best done (online/out-of-class or face-to-face) and could this work in multiple formats and how?