What is hybrid teaching, and why should I care? Hybrid (sometimes called blended) teaching can be a game changer for Extension. This approach offers Extension a powerful means to deliver programming using both online and on-site teaching that work together in a cohesive manner. It can save money, time, attract new clients, and provide our organization with a larger, more accessible footprint on the public learning landscape. We’ll discuss terminology, techniques, training faculty, and administrative support considerations.
Jeff Hino, Learning Technology Leader, Oregon State University Extension ServiceCub Kahn, Hybrid Course Initiative Coordinator, Oregon State University Center for Teaching & Learning
Scott Cotton, Andrea Higdon
We are at the beginning of the largest explosion of creativity and innovation the world has ever seen. The nature of making things is changing. Technology has begun to make creating easy enough that everyone can make. Easier access to knowledge, capital and markets is expanding the Maker Movement and cheap, powerful, and easy-to-use tools play an important role.
As society advanced, many of the skills taught by Extension,
such as sewing, resources, and blueprints for farm buildings, were considered less relevant and not taught as frequently. In
addition to Extension reducing efforts in home economics and industrial arts,
public schools have also lessened their efforts to teach "Shop and Home
Economics." Today, however, a growing Maker Movement provides Extension
an opportunity to engage with a new audience interested in many of the
resource-rich topics Extension has already developed.
Paul Hill, Dave Francis
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