This is the first hybrid course I have designed and taught. “Hybrid course” means that online materials replace 50% in-class material. My hybrid course utilized video tutorials, online trainings, and collaborative tools such as online discussion boards. More importantly, this has been the first course ever designed as hybrid at the UW Bothell, School of Business.
The content and materials are similar to the in-class information management and analysis course, which includes an introductory MIS book, along with a personal computer. I assess student performance with two exams, five technical projects (such as data analysis and database design), a term project, and online participation. It was challenging to set the right expectations in the first year. Nonetheless, over time, course evaluations increased to 4.1/5, along with challenge and engagement index 5.5/7.