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Apr 14th, 2009
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Nikko III
Mountain Time
Millennial students of today are working harder than ever on their education, but academic studies compete with jobs, families, friends, and other distractions. Furthermore, current trends on large campuses are creating challenges with overcrowding and scheduling constraints. The hybrid course model addresses many of these issues by offering opportunities for learning online in lieu of some of the face-to-face class time. To compete successfully for students' attention, online learning tools must be both interesting and effective. In this session, we will discuss successful strategies for engaging students in their academic studies and the rationale for offering some activities online versus offering others in the classroom. Exemplary results are drawn from two very different programs at two large public universities, the University of Utah and the University of Oregon.