Hybrid courses combine both online and traditional elements of learning. Specifically, time spent in the classroom is reduced, but not eliminated, in order to promote flexibility, self-directed learning and independence.
Typically, hybrid learning is used for writing-intensive courses, because it emphasizes text-based websites and emails. Using the hybrid-learning model, lecture content is redesigned in the form of online case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, presentations, online group collaborations and discussions, and videos.
Hybrid online courses offer numerous learning benefits for students:
Many online universities offer hybrid components, including weekly in-person class meetings or summer seminars. Hybrid courses are a great option for those who have more time to devote to their studies, and who require additional academic guidance.