How to design a hybrid course
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Design model for development of blended courses
How to design an hybrid course
The key to a successful hybrid course is planning and good design. Find resources that walk you through the backward design process that aligns activities and assessments with desired course outcomes.
Blended/Hybrid Backward Design Model
The key to a successful course is planning and good design. The steps represented in this course are based on the backward design model developed by Wiggins and McTighe in their book Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe 13-21). In this model, one begins with the identification of desired outcomes and moves through a process of designing engaging activities and assessments which support those outcomes. In his book Creating Significant Learning Experiences, L. Dee Fink presents a modified version of this approach which he refers to as the Integrated Course Design Model (Fink 74-75). We have modified this model slightly for the sake of simplicity.