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ERIC Number: ED448840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-28
Pages: 8
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My ENG 102 Class Has Gone to HEC: Creating the Hybrid Electronic Course.
Ross, Jeffrey
In this paper, a college English professor shares his teaching experiences in a Hybrid Electronic Course (HEC), which combined traditional classroom meetings with e-mail-based workshops. The paper includes a general description of the course, the instructor's daily journals throughout the course, and his reflections following the course. Many of his colleagues taught pure Internet-based composition courses, and many voiced concerns about the lack of common physical "community" activities within such courses. The author's idea was to develop an HEC that would combine the best of both worlds. His plan was to develop scheduled face-to-face class meetings (as an entire group) for the first two weeks and then gradually turn the students loose to work on their research paper assignments and projects. Students would be able to send him their papers via e-mail attachments. He had been accepting drafts and dialoguing with students through e-mail for several years; this use of e-mail as the class "medium" seemed like a natural next step. The HEC format seemed to create more personal interaction with students than traditionally scheduled courses. But it also seemed to be more difficult to teach writing using a distance-learning model. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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