In 2007-2008, a hybrid committee was formed to examine the research supporting hybrid or blended models of teaching and learning. Committee members read books and articles, attended conferences, and gathered information regarding universities who were incorporated hybrid or blended learning. The committee determined that "blended" was the term of choice for most universities and researchers.
Review of Committee Activites (2007-2008)
- Hybrid or Blended Teaching Blog (2007-2008)
- Hybrid Slides of Powerpoint Presentation (January, 2008)
- Working Wiki for Hybrid Committee (2007-2008) Email email@example.com for the invite key.
Draft of Hybrid Committee Mission
"The mission of Chapman University College blended teaching is to integrate innovative technology with adult learning pedagogy to facilitate critical and analytical thinking with experiential and problem-based learning.”
Draft of Original Guiding Principles for Committee
Blog Resource - http://hybridteaching.blogspot.com/2008/01/student-centered-pedagogy.html
- Pedagogically driven rather than technologically or logisitically (seat-time) driven
- Student centered - students are active learners constructing own knowledge (learner autonomy, self-directed choices, reflection)
- Instructor is an active facilitator
- Socially constructed with interaction between students and instructor - both f2f and online
- Instructor will participate in the discussions on a regular basis, so that student's do not feel "lost in cyber space"
- Administration will provide training to instructors to keep abreast of the latest technological advances in blended learning
- "Imagining and creating digitally mediated environments for the kinds of lives that we want to lead and the sorts of communities that we will want to have.” Mitchell (1999) from Carla's The Future of Higher Education blog page date 1/26/08]
- Problem-solving experiential learning, problem-based
- University continued support for students and instructors - university infrastructure