Redesigning Concurrent Enrollment with Hybrid Courses
Utah is engaged in designing and piloting courses that serve as concurrent AND/OR college courses, Technology Intensive Concurrent Enrollment (TISE). Secondary teachers and college instructors collaborated to produce six (so far) courses, each “designed as a hybrid course having a blend of different learning activities that take place in class and online.” See background and selections of courses.
One problem cited was the poor performance of incoming college students in math. Many take their senior year “off” and take no math. This course option would give them high school credit while allowing them to get math “out of the way” for a degree which is not math intensive. The success in the math class should be greater than had the student taken it in the second year of college, say, without having had math classes for two years.
The classes look promising; high school staff teach the course in high school and college instructors the university courses, but it is the same course.
The last session of the day addressed change in faculty focus from a more traditional mindset toward a learning-centered mentality. Lots of great ideas and resources. The presenters from Dalton State were very knowledgeable and personable. I am so thankful that I have been exposed to so many creative thinkers and doers!