Are hybrid classes here to stay?

Hybrid classes give you the best of both worlds.

Hybrid classes have a lot to offer students. You can attend live lectures, and then study online. You might even interact with the instructor, who will answer your questions via email or video chat.

You can more easily keep your priorities in check.

One of the biggest benefits of hybrid classes is that you can more easily keep your priorities in check. If you have children, school, and work obligations that are constantly tugging at your time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything on your plate. But when you have a hybrid course, you can prioritize these things as needed — whether it’s taking an all-day trip up to campus for class or staying home with the kids while taking an online course.

You’re using two pedagogical styles, which allows you to meet more students’ needs.

Hybrid classes mean that you’re using two pedagogical styles, which allows you to meet more students’ needs. Asynchronous learning is great for students who are self-motivated or have things going on in their lives that don’t allow them to dedicate a lot of time to the course. Synchronous learning, on the other hand, is ideal for those who want to get together with their classmates and work through problems as they arise during discussion.

Flexibility can be a good thing when you need it.

The benefits of hybrid classes are obvious, but they’re not always easy to pull off. In order to make a hybrid class successful, it’s important to have a team that can work together effectively. This means that you need faculty who have the skills and interests necessary for research and teaching.

Hybrid teaching benefits students and faculty.

The benefits of hybrid classes are not just for students. Faculty members also benefit, as they are able to differentiate instruction and adapt their teaching strategies depending on the individual needs of students in the class. For instance, in a traditional lecture setting, you may find yourself spending a lot of time lecturing to students who don’t need your explanation because they have already mastered it (a phenomenon I have experienced on more than one occasion). However, if you can post an assignment that allows these students to demonstrate their understanding through writing or video submissions, then this will allow them more opportunities for engagement while also freeing up more class time for struggling learners.

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