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Barriers and challenges of hybrid instruction

The barriers and challenges of hybrid instruction

While there are many advantages of using a blended approach for a course, there are also barriers that faculty should be aware of before starting to be well-informed about the approach on which they are about to begin.  Some of these barriers can be avoided by talking with an instructional designer.

Barriers for faculty

  • Implementing blended learning requires additional faculty time and effort (Kaleta, et, al., 2007; Lee and Im, 2006; Lefor and Hedberg, 2006).
  • Many faculty members incur the additional workload cost because they see the benefits of blended learning for student learning (Starenko et al.,2007).
  • Faculty members must be comfortable with risk-taking, adopting or adapting technologies and pedagogies.
  • Faculty members need support from their department, school, campus, and tenure committees.

Barriers for students

  • Students can have difficulty learning independently and be unable to immediately ask questions if unsure about the material (Kennedy and Newcombe, 2011).
  • Students must understand what will happen in and out of the classroom when selecting a “blended” course.
  • Students have typical barriers related to cost, time, location, available learning & teaching preference.



Keywordshybrid, blended, challenges, barriersDoc ID121169
OwnerTimmo D.GroupInstructional Resources
Created2022-09-08 07:40:51Updated2023-12-26 14:55:56
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