Teaching Matters: Rethinking the Hybrid Course

There is much talk in the news media these days about the advantages that online technology offers college professors, and how to use that technology most effectively is a near-constant topic of discussion among my colleagues. One oft-mentioned iteration of the technological classroom is the "hybrid," or "blended," course. But what do we really mean by "hybrid"?

In my experience, a hybrid course is usually composed of one online class per week plus occasional live classes scattered