Monday, May 27, 2024

War of the Hybrid Worlds 2024: Going Where We've Never Gone Before - W. Sean Chamberlin, Campus Technology

So, whereas online teaching was met with skepticism two decades ago, the chorus has now swung to praise of the virtues of online teaching. Some argue that face-to-face teaching is old-fashioned, boring, and environmentally unfriendly. Why should students drive to campus, sit in a lecture hall, and listen to the homily of an outdated instructor? Must we still learn like it's 1999? Then as now, there is a middle ground to consider. These past decades have witnessed the quiet rise of a panoply of hybrid alternatives.