Hybrid 3D Workshop

The Hybrid Course Design, Development, and Delivery (Hybrid 3D) Workshop is for faculty who will be teaching a hybrid course within the coming academic year.  The purpose of this 5-week workshop is to prepare participants to design, develop, and deliver hybrid courses that maximize student learning.


What would I gain from the Hybrid 3D Workshop?

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Design a peer-reviewed hybrid module(s) that incorporates face-to-face and online components in ways that will promote student learning, and that can be used as a template for designing an entire hybrid course.
  • Identify ways in which they might capitalize on the unique opportunities afforded by the hybrid approach to improve student learning in their own courses.
  • Build a peer-reviewed hybrid module in Canvas, based on the initial design, that guides students through module activities, and that can be used as template for building an entire hybrid course.
  • Identify the challenges they may face in teaching a hybrid course and some strategies for addressing those challenges.
  • Create an “action plan” describing their strategy for incorporating the hybrid approach into their teaching moving forward.

How is the workshop structured?

This workshop will be primarily online, though we will also invite the entire group to come together for a couple of optional face-to-face meetings.

  • In the first week, participants will learn about ways in which the hybrid learning approach can improve student learning, and will review/discuss real life examples of how others have incorporated the hybrid approach into their own teaching.   Participants will start identifying ways they might utilize the hybrid approach to improve student learning in their own courses.
  • In the second and third weeks, participants will design at least one module/topic for their own hybrid course, getting feedback from their peers along the way, using the instructional design process sometimes referred to as “backwards design”.
  • In the fourth week, participants will revise their designs based on their peers’ feedback, and will discuss the challenges they anticipate facing in teaching their course (as well as some strategies for addressing them).
  • In the fifth week, participants begin the final task of the workshop, which is to use Canvas to develop the modules/topics they designed, give and receive peer feedback, and create an action plan describing a strategy for incorporating the hybrid approach moving forward.  Note: Participants will decide when they would like have this last task completed, based on their own needs/timeline.

What is the time commitment?

Participants should plan to spend 5 to 8 hours a week on course activities.

However, that time will vary depending on participants’ starting point (we assume participants are revising a course they have already taught, rather than starting from scratch), how new they are to the teaching techniques introduced in this workshop, and how much experience they have with the technologies we use in this course.

When is the next workshop and how can I register?

We are considering offering the next Hybrid 3D workshop in Fall 2015.  If you would be interested in taking it this Fall, please contact Virginia.Pitts@du.edu.

How can I learn more?

For more information about the workshop, please contact Virginia.Pitts@du.edu.

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