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New study finds that hybrid learning and traditional instruction adds value to a student’s education.

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Hybrid courses combine the benefits of online and face-to-face instruction.

A new report published in the Higher Education Academy reveals what many in the ed-tech community have long suspected: incorporating technology in the classroom along with traditional teaching practices improves student learning.

Technology, for example, can enhance the way students perform in certain subjects by using applications such as adaptive tests which determines question difficulty based on previous answers, and innovations in education including multimedia and digital projects can help reduce cheating.

The real challenge for higher ed leaders is keeping up with the rapidly changing innovations in technology and education, while finding innovative ways to incorporate new learning methods in curricula.

eCampus News has extensive coverage of how the latest technologies can help colleges and universities deliver instruction more effectively and enrich the student experience.

  • Derek Bruff, director for teaching at Vanderbilt University, shares his views on what impact a $750,000 grant for the creation of two massive open online courses (MOOCs) on evidence-based teaching practices for future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty. Read the full article here.
  • eCampus News Assistant Editor Jake New reports on the disparity between public and private universities in the adoption and implementation of online learning and new technologies. Read the full article here.

What types of technologies do you include along with traditional classroom instruction? Share your views and opinions with us by leaving a comment in the section below and by following the conversation on Twitter @ecampusnews. You can contact managing editor Denny Carter @eCN_Denny and assistant editor Jake New @eCN_Jake.

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One Response to More good news for the hybrid learning model

  1. ccalderon

    February 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Can you tell me what report is referenced for this article? When I click on the link it just goes to the Higher Ed Academy homepage, rather than to the actual report. Thank you!

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