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Resources for Hybrid Course Development

Key Resources on Effective Practices

Blended Learning Toolkit
“a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives.”

A Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective Practices
“focuses on five pillars of quality in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, and scale”

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository
“a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies”

7 Things You Should Know about Flipped Classrooms

Inverting the Classroom, Improving Student Learning

Rubrics for High Quality Hybrid/Online Courses

Quality Matters Rubric
“a set of 8 general standards and 41 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.”

and provides a means for an instructor to self-assess courses”

Rubric for Online Instruction, California State University, Chico
Use of this rubric“represents a developmental process for online course design and delivery,and provides a means for an instructor to self-assess courses”

Research on Hybrid/Online Learning

Current Status of Research on Online Learning in Postsecondary Education (2012)

Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials (2012)

Quality Matters Literature for 2011-2013 Rubric (2011)

Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning:  A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies (2010) (PDF)

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives (2007)

OSU Student Achievement and Satisfaction in Introductory Psychology:  No Significant Differences Between Face-to-Face and Hybrid Sections (2013) (PDF)

Examples of Hybrid Course Redesign Projects

National Center for Academic Transformation:  The Replacement Model
“The following institutions have redesigned large-enrollment, introductory courses using technology to achieve cost savings as well as quality enhancements . . . contact information, one-page project abstracts, full academic plans, full cost savings plans, ongoing progress reports and final outcome reports for each institution.”

Peer-Reviewed Journals about Hybrid/Online Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

Journal of Interactive Online Learning

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Open Educational Resources

MERLOT
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
“a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy”

OER Commons
Open Educational Resources

Open Courseware Consortium
“a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model”

Major Organizations Supporting Hybrid/Online Learning

Educause Learning Initiative
“community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology”

The Sloan Consortium
“Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education”

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
“accelerates the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education”

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