The Hybrid Online Model: Good Practice
Margaret A. Martyn
The hybrid model, which encompasses a first class face-to-face meeting, weekly online assessment and synchronous chat, asynchronous online threaded discussion, e-mail, and a last class face-to-face exam, provides an excellent way for institutions to enter the online arena and still ensure quality courses. This model demonstrated effectiveness for adult learners at a small liberal arts college for the past two years. Based on this success, the college plans to increase the number of hybrid online courses offered in the next year. With the pressure to enter the online education arena, the hybrid online model may be an excellent fit for many institutions.
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