About Cub Kahn

I coordinate the Hybrid Initiative for OSU Extended Campus.

Aug. 13 Workshop: Blending Your Teaching with Instructional Media

OSU Memorial Union quadWant to know how to create instructional media for your on-campus courses and to learn best practices of hybrid/flipped/blended design and teaching? CTL and Academic Technology invite you to explore the new Faculty Media Center to learn how to make audio, video and other media, while beginning to plan an upcoming course. Tuesday, August 13th, 10am or 2pm, Kidder 100. Bring a laptop and your imagination! Register. Info: Faculty Media Center.

Sign up for Guided Review of Your Blended, Flipped or Hybrid Course

This CTL workshop on Tuesday, July 9, offers a great opportunity for you to use new course review guidelines to take a close look at a blended, flipped or hybrid course you teach. You’ll be guided through a self-assessment of one of your courses to explore strengths of the course design and delivery and potential areas for improvement. Register now for either a 10 a.m. on-campus session or a 1 p.m. remote session via Zoom. Contact Cub Kahn for more information.

Apply by July 1st – Hybrid Learning Community

OSU orange bannersThe Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply to participate in the Fall ‘19 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. Short proposals are due July 1. See Call for Hybrid Proposals. For more information, contact Cub Kahn, Hybrid Initiative Coordinator.

Congratulations, OSU Graduates!

The Center for Teaching and Learning congratulates all Oregon State University graduates in the Class of ’18. Best wishes for a wonderful future!

And as the university celebrates its 150th year, we extend our appreciation to all OSU faculty and staff for your efforts this year on behalf of all your learners!

 

You’re Invited to the June 6th Hybrid Faculty Showcase

Cherry tree blooming outside Weatherford HallHybrid course sections and enrollments grew 22% on the Corvallis campus in the past academic year. Come see what’s happening with hybrid (“blended”) teaching and learning at OSU!

Agricultural Sciences, Business, Veterinary Medicine and PHHS faculty will share design approaches and selected elements from their planned hybrid courses at the spring showcase on June 6, 2:00-3:15 p.m., in Milam 215. Everyone welcome.

Hybrid Funding Deadline Extended to Jan. 22

corridor full of international flagsCTL invites OSU faculty to submit brief proposals to take part in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. Special consideration given for large-enrollment Bacc Core courses. The proposal due date has been extended to Jan. 22. See Call for Hybrid Proposals. Professional development funding is provided!

Funding for Faculty

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites OSU faculty to submit proposals to participate in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community in Spring 2018 and redesign an established Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course. Special consideration given for large-enrollment Bacc Core courses. Proposals are due Jan. 8, 2018. Professional development funding is provided. See Call for Hybrid Proposals.

 

Teaching Hybrid: What Works Well?

Red maple leaves and blue skyThe Center for Teaching and Learning surveyed OSU Corvallis and Cascades campus faculty in Oct. 2016 to determine effective hybrid teaching practices from the perspective of instructors. Results: There was significant consensus among the 28 respondents from 7 OSU colleges. More than three-fourths of the instructors that used each of the following 11 practices rated these practices as “very effective” or “extremely effective”:

  1. Student-to-student interaction in both classroom and online environments
  2. Lectures of less than 15 minutes interspersed with other class activities
  3. Prompt and specific feedback given on assessments (e.g., quizzes, papers, projects)
  4. Real-world applications to connect theory to practice
  5. Active learning (e.g., think-pair-share, problem-solving exercises, group work)
  6. Group activities that have both an in-class and out-of-class component
  7. Learning activities outside of class prepare students to participate in class meetings
  8. Online content/learning activities referred to during face-to-face meetings to reinforce
  9. Student-to-instructor interaction in both the classroom and online environments
  10. Integration between classroom and online learning environments
  11. Classroom discussions

How many of these practices do you use in your teaching?

See Effective Hybrid Teaching Practices for a summary of the survey findings.