Category Archives: Hybrid Course Content

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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Sages and curators

I’ve thought for a long time about the ways in which education has been becoming more student centered and less “sage on a stage”.   The latter description of teaching feels dismissive to me of how much earlier generations learned from … Continue reading

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How to Create Peer to Peer Engagement Online in a Hybrid Course

One of the common pitfalls in online course design is not creating opportunities and engagement for students to discuss, critique and learn from one another in the online environment. I will avoid this in my hybrid class by: Emphasizing the … Continue reading

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Online Course Design Pitfall #4: Expect Your Students to Consume Knowledge Rather Than Create It

This pitfall stood out to me, as it seemed it would be an easy trap to fall into while redesigning the course I teach. Many of the resources previously developed for the Special Animal Med course are geared toward a … Continue reading

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Becoming “The Guide on the Side”: Centering Students in Hybrid Courses

As long as I’ve been a Spanish teacher (sixteen years now!) we as a profession have been talking about and moving toward student-centered, content-based, and task- or project-based teaching; language instructors have long since stopped seeing themselves as the proverbial … 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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AJ490 Media Law & Ethics

When I took Media Law back at Cal State, Northridge, it was taught by an accomplished, sadistic media lawyer who spent his entire life working with rock musicians, crazy artists, megalomaniacal actors, gonzo journalists; the whole horde of creative vagabonds … 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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Creating through Active Learning

In 2011, I found myself standing in front of a room full of 2nd and 3rd grade students lecturing about digital storytelling. I explained the power of story, narrative, scripts, production and audience. There were a couple starry-eyed kiddos listening … Continue reading

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Learning By Teaching

One of the most effective ways for a student to really master a concept is to present/teach that topic to their peers. This aligns with pitfall #4- expecting students to consume knowledge rather than create it. One of the hardest … Continue reading

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