Descriptor of ELI Hybrid/Online Courses

 

 

What is a hybrid course?

 

A hybrid class combines face-to-face classroom learning with computer-assisted online learning. At the University of Hawaii at Manoa's English Language Institute (ELI), time in a hybrid course is divided between classroom learning activities and online classroom (Laulima) participation. Students benefit from the quality instruction delivered through different modes and the flexibility of both the online and classroom learning environments through independent and collaborative work.

 

What is an online course?

 

An online course is based around computer-assisted learning in an online environment. In an ELI online course, class learning activities will be ALL online, conducted via Laulima and possibly other web space, which greatly reduces the amount of time spent in a traditional, face-to-face classroom. However, students do need to have a face-to-face orientation meeting with the instructor at the beginning of the semester, and probably several more throughout the semester, depending on students' specific situation. Also, students should expect both independent and collaborative work in an ELI online course.

 

 

 

The academic rigor and workload in both hybrid and online classes is SIMILAR to that of a traditional face-to-face class:

 

 

Differentiating between the three types of ELI Listening & Speaking and Reading courses

 

 

Face-to-Face

 

Hybrid

 

Online

PRODUCTIVITY

 

 

 

Major Projects Assigned

x

x

x

Independent Work

x

x

x

Group Work

x

x

x

Average of 6-9 hours of weekly work

x

x

x

LOGISTICS

 

 

 

*Learning of new software (e.g. Laulima, podcast, etc.)

x

x

x

Credit/No Credit Grade with a minimum 75% for a passing grade

x

x

x

Deadlines

x

x

x

Feedback from Instructor

x

x

x

Immediate feedback from instructor

x

 

 

Attendance in classroom

x

x

 

PARTICIPATION

 

 

 

Partial participation online

x

 

 

Approximately half participation online and half in face-to-face class

 

x

 

Only online participation (with 1 or 2 meetings in person for orientation)

 

 

x

Participate  approximately 1-3 times per week on Laulima

x

 

 

Participate  approximately 3-5 times per week on Laulima

 

x

 

Participate  approximately 5-7 times per week on Laulima

 

 

x

 

* See ELI hybrid/online class FAQs for more details.

 

 

What characteristics must a learner have to successfully complete a hybrid/online course in ELI?

 

- Motivation

- Self-discipline

- Good organizational skills

- Good time management skills

- Willingness to communicate

- Willingness to collaborate

- Ability to work independently

- Patience with technology

 

                 (For more details, see ELI hybrid/online class FAQs)

 

Note:

Ideally, you should have all these characteristics above in order to successfully complete a hybrid/online course in ELI. However, if you do not have all these characteristics but are willing and determined to foster them, you are welcome to join us too. If you are still in doubt, please contact Ms. Faucette (faucette@hawaii.edu).

 

Hybrid courses that are currently offered in ELI (2012 Fall):

 

 

CRN

 

 

Course

 

Section

 

Title

 

Instructor

 Days & Times for Face-to-Face Coursework

 

Room

 

Other Coursework

77258

ELI80

005

Listening Comprehension II

Jonathan Trace

Tuesday 1:30-2:45 pm

Keller 301

Online

83894

ELI83

003

Writing for Foreign Graduate Students

Valerie Meier

Wednesday 9:00-10:15 am

TP1 103

Online

 

Online courses that are currently offered in ELI (2012 Fall):

 

 

Course

 

 

Section

 

Title

 

Instructor

Currently no online courses are planned for Fall 2012

 

 

Online courses that may open (but probably will not) in ELI (2012 Fall):

 

 

Course

 

 

Section

 

Title

 

Instructor

ELI80

007

Listening Comprehension II

TBA

ELI82

007

Advanced ESL Reading

TBA

ELI 83
005
Writing for Foreign Graduate Students
TBA

ELI100

006

Expos Wrtg: A Guided Approach

TBA

 

 

 

To Register:

 

If you would like to register for either an online or hybrid ELI class, please type the message below in an email, along with your NAME & UH ID #, and the course and CRN that you wish to register for. Send it to Priscilla Faucette (faucette@hawaii.edu) in order to get the registration code.

 

 

I have read the description of the ELI hybrid (or online) class and understand what a hybrid (or online) course entails, that the academic rigor and workload in a hybrid (or online) class is similar to that of a traditional face-to-face class, and what characteristics a learner must have to successfully complete a hybrid (or online) course in ELI. I also understand that it is my responsibility to log into the Laulima course site and check all instructions carefully on the first day of the semester (or right after I register, if the semester has already begun).

 

 

 

 

 

More information (coming soon):

Flyer of ELI Hybrid Classes

ELI Hybrid Class FAQs

ELI Online Class FAQs