Hybrid workplaces are here to stay and many learning professionals are excited by the opportunities this new environment creates for learner engagement. In this introductory self-paced course, you’ll get an overview of hybrid learning best practices and design methodologies (asynchronous, synchronous, and face to face). You will assess learner needs and consider the challenges and opportunities available within your workplace context so that you can plan for engaging, performance-based hybrid learning experiences.
Identify the elements and forms of hybrid learning
Determine best practices for implementing hybrid learning
Examine the opportunities and challenges with hybrid learning methodologies
Develop strategies for analyzing learner needs
Because this course is self-paced, you can join this course at any time, including after the official start date.
You can expect to spend about 10 hours per week/course on your coursework (course readings, assignments, online discussion) but you are not required to be online each day- usually three times a week is adequate. You’ll participate in asynchronous discussions (you do not need to be online at any particular day or time to participate) through the online learning platform we use, called Brightspace and all that is required is connection to the internet.
There are typically 3-4 assignments in each course, including an online participation assignment, as students are expected to engage regularly with their classmates and instructor through the course Brightspace site. The course content/course notes are located on the Brightspace site and this is where you will read the course notes, submit assignments and engage with your instructor and classmates through discussion forums. Learn more about Online Learning.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Requests to withdraw from the course made prior to the first day of the course opening will receive a full refund. Any withdrawals made on or after the first day of the course and prior to the last day to register will be subject to a $15.00 administrative fee. Requests to drop after the last day of registration are not eligible for a refund.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).