There is a tendency, especially in a pilot project, to focus on the questions, the things that aren’t working so well, in order to make corrections, adjustments, continuous improvements. This is how innovation happens – it is disruptive, messy, ever-changing, and when it comes together, ultimately extremely rewarding.
But it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that despite some setbacks (see previous posts on Student Completion and Technological issues), I have also had many positive comments about the hybrid section of this course, and some excited students who very much enjoy and are engaged with the course material both in the classroom and online. Our class discussions suggest students are actually about 65-35 (%) in favour of hybrid options, and that is encouraging. Even more encouraging was this completely unsolicited blog post from a student the other day… A big #thanks to that unnamed student.