Are blended classes the resiliency answer?
Reported by Inside Higher Ed, higher ed has done a formidable job immediately translating in-person courses into online experiences.
But if higher ed’s delivery mode needs to be more resilient moving forward than our physical campuses have been, are blended courses the solution? Where students have the opportunity to attend online or on-campus sessions as they wish. That way, if natural disaster, pandemic, or other emergencies halt on-campus instruction, students can immediately transition into the alternative and already pre-designed format.
The takeaway? Some instructional designers suggest that while blended classes do indeed provide pandemic flexibility, it can be hard to design a course equally well for both in-person and online students without favoring one over the other in its design.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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