Hybrid Course Development Institute

University of Washington Bothell Hybrid Course Development Institute

The Hybrid Course Development Institute (HCDI) is a 6-week faculty professional development institute for University of Washington Bothell faculty in which a cohort of participants learn the theory and methods for teaching hybrid courses at the UW Bothell. First offered in Autumn of 2010, the Institute is designed in the hybrid format to give faculty participants a student's experience of a hybrid course; that is, the Institute cohort meets once per week during the 6 weeks, and the rest of the activites are done online through the Institute's course site. In 2012-13, we offered an HCDI during fall and winter quarter. We are hoping to offer more HCDIs next year (2013-14), depending on funding.

HCDI: 6-week hybrid model

  • 6 face-to-face one hour meetings

  • 2 hours online work weekly

HCDI Faculty

The HCDI faculty team is drawn from Learning Technologies, Nursing and Health Studies, the Campus Library, and the Teaching and Learning Center.

Learning Goals

  • Create a peer-reviewed, new or redeveloped course syllabus for a hybrid format class

  • Learn to effectively use technology in course design

  • Develop  effective assessment strategies for the hybrid format

  • Learn to effectively use the Community of Inquiry model to discern what course elements work best online, which ones work best face-to-face and how those elements relate to each other

  • Experience the hybrid course from a student perspective so as to better create learning experiences that meet the needs of students

 Weekly modules

  • Intro to hybrid learning

  • Discussion on discussion

  • Lecture capture and flipped classroom

  • Focus on group work

  • Hybrid class design using the course design worksheet

  • Syllabus review

If you would like more information about the HCDI or to get contact referrals to past Institute cohort members to hear about their experiences, contact UWB Learning Technologies at uwbdli@uw.edu.