Hybrid Transformation Institute
Hybrid learning has been defined as the "thoughtful fusion" of face-to-face and online learning because it represents a carefully constructed blend of online and face-to-face educational experiences. Hybrid learning has gained recent interest in health professions education because it increases flexibility for adult learners, fosters active learning strategies, and supports both cognitive and psychomotor skill development; however, hybrid teaching requires a distinct skill set for faculty.
The Hybrid Transformation Institute (HTI) is a component of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Teaching and Learning Academy. It provides a structured opportunity for faculty to acquire the skills to transform a course from traditional to hybrid under the direction of seasoned hybrid instructors. The HTI is delivered in a hybrid format in order for participants to become immersed in a hybrid classroom.
The HTI incorporates 4 units: A) Frameworks for Hybrid Learning, B) Course Re-Design, C) Teaching and Learning Strategies and Tools, and D) Student Assessment and Course Evaluation. Upon completion of the program, participants will have created a Hybrid Course Re-design Plan for a single course including instructional strategies and student assessment for each course objective.
WHO should participate?
The HTI has been specifically designed for faculty who want to transform a traditional class to hybrid, and prefer to do so with guidance and support. Even those who have taught in hybrid programs may want to "redesign" their hybrid courses.
WHAT is the intended outcome?
Upon completion of the 10 weeks, participants will have re-designed a course under the guidance of experienced hybrid instructors and a curriculum design specialist. In doing so, participants will have the confidence, skills, and knowledge to transform any course using sound teaching and learning principles.
HOW will the program be delivered?
The HTI will be delivered in a hybrid format in order to role model the techniques of hybrid instruction and the Community of Inquiry Framework incorporating Social, Instructor, and Cognitive Presence.