About the Hybrid Classroom

What is a hybrid or fully online course?

Online and hybrid instruction means that student learning and academic activities happen outside of the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. These learning activities are usually supported through web-based technology. The activities may include things such as on-line lectures, on-line discussions, on-line tutorials and projects, posting to blogs, wikis and other social networking sites, as well as webinars, podcasts, and real time teleconferences.

The following CUNYfirst designations and definitions are based on a memo from CUNY’s University Registrar in April 2014. The “simplification” comes from another CUNY site.
CUNYfirst DESIGNATION CUNYfirst DEFINITION SIMPLIFICATION
P In-Person. No course assignments and no required activities delivered online.

In-Person.100% of scheduled class meetings are in traditional physical classrooms.

W Web-Enhanced. No scheduled class meetings are replaced, but some of the course content and assignments, as well as required or optional activities, are online.
PO Partially online. Up to 32% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. Hybrid. Some scheduled class meetings, but less than 100%, are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
H Hybrid (Blended). Between 33% and 80% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
O Online. More than 80% but less than 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
FO Fully online. 100% of scheduled class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. All of the class work, including exams, is online.

 

Fully online. See the CUNYfirst definition to the left.

While these are the definitions used to determine that status of the class, there are myriad models for how to make use of flexible course structures and time. The resources below provide a brief overview of hybrid/online teaching and learning.


Are there faculty development opportunities for teaching Hybrid/Online courses?The CTL’s Hybrid Seminar is a terrific opportunity for Baruch faculty who have limited to no experience teaching in an online/hybrid format. Seminar participants (Faculty Fellows) will be encouraged to think creatively about how teaching in this format can open up new pedagogical opportunities within and across disciplines. With the guidance of the CTL staff and feedback from other faculty fellows, participating faculty will develop syllabi, assignments, assessments, online learning resources, and digital spaces for their course. Faculty Fellows will be matched with a CTL staff ‘buddy’, whose role is to support and collaborate with the Faculty Fellow throughout the semester.

The CTL’s Hybrid Seminar is offered during the fall or spring semester. If you are interested in participating, please email ctl@baruch.cuny.edu.