Question 13

13. Was each course offered fully online, or in a blended format with both online and face-to-face meetings in the classroom?

At UB, my course was offered in a blended format with both online and face-to-face meetings in the classroom. It was the same at CCC--though technically we wouldn’t call it “blended” here, which at CCC means there isn’t the usual number of in-person classes. According to the catalog, it’s a normal class, and we added supplemental online elements.

BBU-fully online / SUNY Cortland - a one hour session/week / SUNY Buffalo State - undergraduate section met Tuesdays for one hour and twenty minutes, the rest online.  Uniquely, several of the students met because we ran an Atlantis Cohort experience in Buffalo in early October in which the Cortland/MMU and Buffalo State/BBU students in the GNLC course met for  a three -day event funded by our Atlantis grant.  The event included one-day meeting government officials in the City of Buffalo and Erie County, trip to Niagara Falls, DAy two-EU graduate conference at University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Day Three, leadership & creativity workshop for Atlantis students.  Substantial bonding took place during this event, which likely earned goodwill and tolerance for the problems   we were experiencing teaching the GNLC portion of the course./ SUNY Buffalo State - graduate section met online completely, although on occasion the graduate students would drop into the f2f Tuesday session. (one of the graduate students participated in the cohort experience because he had been my GA the previous semester and had helped out on Atlantis)

blended form for each campus

Blended format

Each course was offered in a blended format using the Blackboard CE version 8 learning management system.

Except for one session in which the technical facilities broke down and the groups continued individually, the two groups always met online for synchronous three-hour seminars, the TTU seminar beginning at 9:00  with the German seminar beginning at 16:00, depending on differences in regional changes between standard and daylight time zones.

Face-to-face meeting

Fully online and Dr. Quiroga visited CCU in Feb. 2012.

It was a blended format with face-to-face time at each university, as well as a NING social networking site, and two live video conference meetings.

It was a hybrid course that blended asynchronous outside-of-class communication with synchronous communication during class meetings via video conferencing.

Online / ULPGC : The common course (under the common name of Advanced Spanish/English) was offered fully online.

Online only with weekly synchronous audio class meetings and student collaborations via Skype

Some of the Kagoshima students had an opportunity to meet the SJSU students since they visited us in last September.

The course was blended, with the interactive parts between students of course occurring online. Scaffolding for the modules took place face-to-face.

The course was really more of a face-to-face course with an online component for some of the assignments.

The courses were not offered online. Each location required regular face-to-face meetings with virtual meetings frequently between the two sites.

The ESC course was fully online, with blended opportunities created through synchronous social media tools such as Facebook Live Chat, Google Chat, Today’s Meet, e-mail, and StoryTimed / The U-Vic course was face-to-face, with blended opportunities created through the tools noted above. In addition, the U-Vic students maintained blogs that were specifically about the collaborated learning activities, and shared readings.

The Lehigh and University of Ghana Business School courses were face-to-face with a technological complement of an online course management system with discussion boards.  The Drexel course was entirely online.

The SJSU-KGU course was a blended course.  Students had face-to-face interactions with three online synchronous sessions between the two campuses.  Students worked in small groups developing presentations; they worked individually responding to emails and chatting with their international peers. They shared photographs and movies with their class members and their international counterparts..  SJSU students took reading quizzes online, they interviewed youth on campus and in the community who were born in the USA and in other countries./ KGU students conducted interviews with their parents and shared the results with SJSU students via their powerpoint presentations, in emails and in synchronous SKYPE sessions.

UC: Entirely online except for two group meetings for group skyping./ UDLAP: Entirely face-to-face there (one class meeting per week), but enaged with UC students online through Blackboard, Facebook, and Skype.

UNISA: Fully online.  Some face to face meetings and music-making during Unisa International Jazz School./ RAMA & NCCU: The course was offered in a blended format with both online and face-to-face meetings in the classroom with students and faculty.