Hybrid Transformation Institute

Hybrid Transformation Institute

Hybrid learning has been defined as the “thoughtful fusion” of face-to-face and online learning because it represents a carefully constructed blend of online and face-to-face educational experiences. Hybrid learning has gained recent interest in health professions education because it increases flexibility for adult learners, fosters active learning strategies, and supports both cognitive and psychomotor skill development; however hybrid teaching requires a distinct skill set for faculty.

The Hybrid Transformation Institute (HTI) is a component of the CHCS Teaching and Learning Academy. It provides a structured opportunity for faculty to acquire the skills to transform a course from traditional to hybrid under the direction of seasoned hybrid instructors. The HTI 3 month course is delivered in a hybrid format in order for participants to become immersed in a hybrid classroom. There is a face-to-face (FTF) component of the HTI for 1.5 days on the Tampa campus for faculty to learn technology skills such as video planning and editing.

The HTI incorporates 4 units: A) Frameworks for Hybrid Learning, B) Course Re-Design from Traditional to Hybrid, C) Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Hybrid Classroom, and D) Student and Classroom Assessment for Hybrid Courses. Upon completion of the program, participants will have created a Hybrid Course Re-design Plan for a single course including instructional strategies and student assessment for each course objective.