I had the privilege on June 12 to give a 37 minute Zoom presentation and discussion to members of Colleges and Institutes Canada, a national organization to which nearly all colleges and some universities in Canada belong.
I was asked to talk about the design of hybrid learning, which I define as the deliberate design of courses to maximise the benefits of both online and campus-based teaching.
In the webinar I covered the following topics:
- definitions (fully online, blended, hybrid, HyFlex) and the many forms of blended learning
- the growth and increasing importance of hybrid learning in Canada
- core design principles
- what makes campus-based teaching special?
- policy issues
- the implications of Covid-19 for online and hybrid learning.
The 25 minute presentation is followed by a very good 10 minute question and answer session lead by Denise Amyot, the President of CiCAN.
CiCan has now made a recording of the presentation and discussion available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz-_KNi23eQ&feature=youtu.be
I think this is one of the more lively and focused webinars I have done recently and I am very grateful to CiCAN for making this more widely available through YouTube.