F2F - Hybrid - Online (Literature, Program Scorecards)


F2F - face-to-face courses, traditional classes. These may or may not be "web-enhanced" - where materials, activities, resources are posted online for students to access via the internet.

Hybrid (Blended) - Hybrid Classes require students to participate partially in-person and partially online. A minimum of 6 sessions are in-person and a minimum of 6 sessions are online (either asynchronous or synchronous). The remaining 3 sessions can be in-person or online. Instructors will communicate the schedule via email and on the course syllabus. Online activities may include participating in asynchronous discussion forum, self-assessments, group projects, viewing lecture content, quizzes, assignments, etc.

Online - an entirely online course which may not require the student (or instructor) to be in a specific geographical location at any given point. Some online courses may still require synchronous activities, such as videoconferencing or live group meetings.

Hybrid Conversion

Have a course you have previously taught F2F that will become a hybrid? Here are some handy resources from Ryerson University that cover planning strategies, content selection, assessment strategies, etc. Also see 30 page PDF guide to virtual teaching.

Also, this quick read from the UCF Blend Toolkit is a nice intro, as well as this short read on student success strategies for hybrid/blended courses.

Online and Hybrid Program Scorecards, Quality Rubrics and Benchmarking

A number of useful tools exist for assessing organizational readiness, maturity, and effectiveness in relation to the offering of online and/or hybrid programs and ensuring that the entire learning community is well-supported:

Social Work + Online + Hybrid Learning Literature