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OSU Hybrid FAQs

What is the Hybrid Course Development Pilot Program?

OSU established the Hybrid Course Development Pilot Program in Fall 2011 as a concerted effort to redesign selected on-campus courses for hybrid delivery. Through this program, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides instructional design services and facilitation of term-long faculty learning communities composed of small groups of faculty who are engaged in hybrid course redesign. OSU Academic Affairs, the CTL, Ecampus and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) support these efforts.

Applying a Faculty Learning Community Approach to Implement a University Blended Learning Initiative (PDF)

What is a Hybrid Course?

A hybrid course blends online components and required face-to-face class meetings. A substantial portion of the course learning activities are delivered online; for hybrid pilot program courses, face-to­ face meeting time is reduced by at least 40% compared to a traditional on-campus course.

How Are Hybrid Courses Designated in the OSU Schedule of Classes?

In the course type column, hybrid courses are listed as “Hybrid.” The day/time/date column lists the actual face-to-face meeting hours of the course. The comments column briefly describes the hybrid nature of the course, for example, by saying, “In addition to classroom meetings, this hybrid course includes significant online components that reduce classroom meeting time.”

Are Hybrid Courses Considered Ecampus Courses?

The hybrid courses redesigned through the Hybrid Pilot Program are considered on-campus courses, not Ecampus courses. Tuition for these hybrid courses is the same as for other on-campus courses.

Is Assistance Offered to Faculty Who Are Not Part of the Hybrid Course Development Pilot Program?

Yes, the CTL can assist all OSU faculty with design, development and delivery of on-campus hybrid courses both through one-on-one consultation and through workshops, seminars, webinars and materials on the CTL website. 

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