Educational Technology Consultation
Lehman Hybrid Initiative - Building Online Learning Communities in Your Classroom
Lehman College’s Hybrid Initiative has a goal to increase the number of hybrid/blended course offerings from year to year. The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Education is inviting you to apply to receive training and support to convert your existing traditional classroom or writing intensive section to hybrid/blended online. Participants who successfully complete all the requirements leading to a new hybrid offering will receive a $500 stipend plus a copy of Camtasia Desktop screen recording and video editing software so you can record lectures OR a 64GB iPad. Fall workshops start in late fell, and spring 2014 workshops begin in February. Submit an application prior to the deadline. For details see the application.
Why a hybrid course?
A hybrid/blended course at Lehman usually represents that ½ the classroom meetings are conducted online and ½ are in-person. (CUNY defines a hybrid as any course wherein 33-67% of instruction occurs online ). A hybrid course can be as productive with in-class time as it is with learning outside of class because many professors that teach them spend a considerable amount of time planning how to seamlessly blend the online portions of the class with the face to face meetings. The goal for our department is to provide strategies, models and resources that can help you plan for and design an effective hybrid course. Through a series of in-person and online workshops, our workshop series will:
- Assist you in converting your course to Blackboard using pedagogically relevant methods;
- Teach you the use of online and Web 2.0 teaching resources and rich media including digital audio and video;
- Assist you in developing best online practices.
For an example of the resources available download a copy of this hybrid/online teaching resource entitled online and hybrid course development. You will also have access to a repository of course creation support documents via Blackboard.
- Attend a minimum of 5 two and a half hour in-person workshops (one of which will be conducted completely online);
- participate in an online Blackboard forum from February through May 2013;
- Complete converting your hybrid/blended course by the end of the workshop, teach it within the summer or fall 2013 semester and then share the process with others.
Complete and submit an application with a short statement of your interest, experience, course goals and expectations. Previous online teaching experience is not required. There will be an intermediate group for those instructors who have attended a Blackboard introductory session, have course material already online in Blackboard and/or have taught partially online. Contact Alyson Vogel: 347 577-4024 or ext.4024 for an application! Hurry, the deadline to get the application in is February 5 2013.
Participants who successfully complete all the requirements leading to a new hybrid offering will receive a $500 stipend plus a copy of Camtasia Desktop screen recording and video editing software so you can record lectures OR a 64GB iPad. Faculty will complete a self-assessment for placement in beginner or intermediate levels and will be advised by a faculty mentor who has demonstrated experience with online instruction. The intermediate workshops are tentatively planned from 10:00-1 p.m. and will be held once per month this spring for 4 meetings. A commitment to attend all meetings in your cohort is required.
Last modified: May 22, 2013