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Group work and interaction in hybrid courses

September 27, 2012

One of the challenges in designing a hybrid course is supporting interaction and collaboration in an online environment.  In this session, two faculty members with experience teaching hybrid courses will address questions such as:

  • How do you interweave face-to-face and online group activities/collaboration in hybrid courses?
  • How do you facilitate online group interactions?
  • What are some strategies for building good group working relationships?
  • What tools do you use to support online group activities/collaboration?

Jody Polleck will discuss the inner workings of a hybrid course on educational research.  Jody will describe how the Blackboard course site was set up and the overall framework of the course, focusing on how she encourages both face-to-face and online collaborations as a way to keep the students and the instructor connected throughout the semester.

Lynn Roberts will share her experience with two courses: "Urban Health and Society" and "A Multi-disciplinary Look at the South Bronx and Harlem." These courses include interactions with the community via a Tumblr page, private reflective journals, and an interactive course blog.

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