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The Office of Educational Technology


1157 County Road 110
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

Phone: (575) 737-3753

OET - Hybrid

studentHybrid classes generally combine traditional and online classroom methods in comparable or near-comparable proportions. Hybrid classes allow instructors to place online those elements of their class which they feel would be best suited to the online learning environment. The remainder of the course is taught in a traditional face to face setting in order to take advantage of the interaction provided by the live format. Many consider the hybrid course to offer the best of both worlds, as it can utilize both online and face to face learning tools for the elements most appropriate to each format. However, it is not a solution for students who cannot come to campus to take the course or for those who do not have consistent access to the Internet.  In hybrid courses, the class normally meets face to face for half of the required class meetings. The remainder of the meeting time is used by students to work in an online environment, completing additional assignments or engaging with online materials.