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ERIC Number: EJ898567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Right Mix
Thor, Linda
Community College Journal, v81 n1 p38-43 Aug-Sep 2010
Similar to the online revolution of the mid-1990s, hybrid-learning classes are redefining how community college students access higher education. Hybrid classes combine online and in-person learning to provide options for students, colleges. The author's perspective is based on experiences at two very different institutions: At Rio Salado College, students work with an instructor in the college's accelerated clinical dental assisting program, a combination of in-person weekend workshops and online coursework. At Foothill College, hybrid courses often serve as transitional, low-risk learning experiences for faculty and students who may be interested in shifting to online. The author believes that hybrid courses offer community colleges some compelling potential benefits. Not the least is the opportunity to meet on their home turf the increasing number of students who grew up with technology fully integrated into their lives as well as those who adopted technology later. In addition, hybrid courses can help an institution reduce its carbon footprint and maximize facility use, by shifting some attendance off campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California