Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Summer Hybrid Courses a Hit

During the past year, GPS eliminated the requirement that students attend an on-campus summer residency session. That presented a challenge for us to find ways to get students to come to campus voluntarily. One way we did that was to create several hybrid courses that combined online and in-class segments. We offered six such courses. They included four weeks of online course work, a one-week session on campus, and a final week online.

These courses were a great success, with students commenting very favorably about the flexibility offered by the hybrid courses.

Meetings have already been held to review the overall 2008 summer programming and to begin to plan for 2009. While we still do not know the final format or timing, we are sure some type of hybrid courses will be offered. We are also looking at other course options.