Students in Hybrid Sections Outperform those in Traditional Face-to-Face Classes on a Common Final

Filed Under: Zicklin Online Learning and Evaluation February 6, 2017 by TJoyce Ted Joyce Director, Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation On a Sunday in the Fall of 2016 faculty teaching Principles of Microeconomics (E1001) gave a common final to 868 students enrolled in the course.  Faculty in all sections used the same text and online platform and… Read More Students in Hybrid Sections Outperform those in Traditional Face-to-Face Classes on a Common Final

The CTL’s Faculty Development Strategy

The Center for Teaching and Learning has recently concluded two extended seminars designed to help faculty think through the implications of transitioning a face-to-face course to a hybrid or online format. The first seminar, which met six times during the spring semester, included eleven full-time faculty members from across Baruch’s three schools who were given… Read More The CTL’s Faculty Development Strategy

Hybrid and Online Syllabi Examples

  Syllabus: CIS 3700: Sustainability & IT Professor: Kannan Mohan Mode of Instruction: Hybrid (H) Main Platform: Blogs@Baruch Other Technology: Blackboard (for Gradebook), Dropbox, Baruch College eReserve, One Note notebook, various online journals and databases. Course Information: Students investigate IT’s carbon footprint, how IT can offer sustainable solutions to environmental concerns, and IT’s connection to… Read More Hybrid and Online Syllabi Examples

Student Handbook for Online and Hybrid Classes

While online instruction can be convenient for students with busy schedules, it also requires dedication, discipline, and independence. The purpose of this guide is to help students find resources they need to succeed in online, hybrid, and partially online classes. Identifying Modes of Instruction CUNY has designated the following codes that define how much online… Read More Student Handbook for Online and Hybrid Classes

Course Design: To Get to the Beginning, Start at the End

Many in higher education harbor well-founded anxieties about online and hybrid courses. Some critics fear that online formats invite a cookie-cutter, corporate educational model, others that moving content to digital platforms will alienate the system’s most vulnerable students. In order to address some of these critiques, it is helpful to deconstruct the underlying beliefs they… Read More Course Design: To Get to the Beginning, Start at the End

Framing the Challenges and Opportunities of Taking a Course Online

In her 2011 book advocating radical educational change, Now You See It, Cathy N. Davidson posits a central question. “The Internet is here to stay,” she affirms. “Are we teaching [students] in a way that will prepare them for a world of learning and for human relationships in which they interweave their interests into the… Read More Framing the Challenges and Opportunities of Taking a Course Online

Hybrid classes in Baruch College – interviews with faculty and students

Professor Linda Friedman from Statistics and Professor Nermin Eyuboglu from Marketing are each teaching a hybrid class in their department’s two core courses this fall.  Karolina Krystyniak, the IT fellow, summarizes the interviews but I also encourage you to watch them.  Both faculty give honest, nuanced, and insightful comments on the pros and cons of… Read More Hybrid classes in Baruch College – interviews with faculty and students