As students sign up for courses, they are faced with course delivery options such as online, remote, hybrid, hyflex, synchronous, and asynchronous – but how these are defined is not always clear, and they vary even within an institution and, sometimes, within a department.
It is confusing for faculty and staff. Students are often left adrift. The remote learning explosion resulting from the pandemic only made it worse.
To understand the scale and nuances of the issue, WCET collaborated with Nicole Johnson Research and Consulting and Bay View Analytics to conduct an open survey of digital learning faculty and staff. Definitions used successfully in Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) surveys were posed to respondents to gauge their agreement with them. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Quality Matters (QM), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) helped distribute the survey and is helping to disseminate the results.Learn more and register on the WCET website.