Hybrid Courses

Developing Student-Centered Hybrid Courses 

Hybrid courses combine web-based instruction and learning tools with face-to-face classroom learning. Beyond their practical advantages, hybrid courses open up new ways to bring creative, student-centered teaching to courses. 

UC Davis instructors who have successfully redesigned their traditional courses as student-centered, hybrid courses share their course redesign goals and process, as well as their discoveries along the way, and offer advice for faculty who are interested in advancing student learning with technology. 

“Hybrid courses  are often understood as a means to address infrastructural concerns like limited classroom space, create more flexible learning and scheduling options for students, and support more interactive learning spaces. In addition, these forms of teaching should be investigated as powerful facilitators of mind-set change that lead faculty to create more student-centered learning experiences in person and online.”

Carolyn Thomas and Jennifer Sedell, “Improving Student Learning through Faculty Empathy in a Hybrid Course Community”