Category Archives: Integrating Online & On-Campus Learning

A Hybrid Vision for SPAN 113

Welcome to SPAN 113, hybrid style!  SPAN 113 is the third course in the first year Spanish series.  The course typically draws CLA students part way through filling a 2-year language requirement or other students with a language requirement.  There … Continue reading

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Hybridizing “society and natural resources”

what is the course about? I have taught SOC 481/581 for 4 years now. I have modified it slightly every time I teach it; and finally feel that it is ready for a hybrid version. It is ideally suited to … Continue reading

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Spanish 113 in a nutshell

In Spanish 113, as with all of our first and second-year courses, we focus on speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. We introduce our students to the richness of Hispanic cultures, and we focus on the 5 C’s of language … Continue reading

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Why “It’s all on Canvas!” is not a helpful answer

Online Course Design Pitfall #1: Upload your course materials, then call it a day. It’s easy to blame students for their inability to find the assignment, or for making “lame” excuses for why they didn’t do the reading. However, since … Continue reading

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Hybrid approach to Intro Finance

The course I am converting to hybrid delivery is the introductory course that most business majors and minors are required to take. This class has typically been taught in sections of about 180 students with smaller, accompanying recitation sessions. It … Continue reading

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Legal Environment of Business

My hybrid course is a version of one of our core business classes: the legal environment of business. This course is taught at the 200 level, so it will have mostly second year students, and is usually around 50 students … Continue reading

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Statistical Genetics: Another kind of hybrid

Genes affects most biological traits and often interact with other variables, such as those found in the environment. When we build models of these interactions to investigate what genes and environmental parameters are affecting a particular trait, say human height, … Continue reading

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How to Combine the Technical with the Interesting

WSE 210 is a bacc core class for physical science. The goal of the class is to teach students about the anatomy and physical descriptions of wood species. Students learn through lectures and a hands-on lab that encourage them to … Continue reading

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Inside the Nutshell: Keeping the Nut From Cracking

Focus, focus, focus. That is what I am currently trying to do, on this one blog, on this course design, on this new hybrid course, considering all the things that need to fit, how to balance online content with classroom … Continue reading

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Hybrid Development of NMC 427 Digital Pornography

Taking on controversial or taboo topics isn’t new to me. During my time here at OSU, I have designed a critical thinking class focused on propaganda, media effects and manufacturing consent. This class, NMC 419 Reefer Madness in the Media, … Continue reading

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