University of La Rioja (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN16 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 3736-3746
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1867
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
By now mixed or hybrid learning can be considered a reality. This type of educational methodology is no longer a hope for the future, or an influential but short-term trend. In fact, one in ten students is enrolled exclusively in online courses; and in the US, it is estimated that 7.1 million students participate in this type of education.

Online courses are on the rise in the university context and beyond: to substitute or complement traditional, in-person classes. Nevertheless, some recent events have prompted distrust in this type of educational model, which some groups consider merely a passing trend. This is largely due to its rapid grown and the widespread failure of large-scale open online courses which had created high expectations that they were ultimately unable to fulfill.

Indeed, hybrid learning offers an interesting and wide range of possibilities: flexible time tables, easy access, integration of multimedia resources, and more. This study presents a hybrid teaching model, analyzes its advantages and drawbacks, and describes a real life experience. And lastly, options for future lines of research are recommended that follow different hybrid learning methodologies such as the Hyflex or Flipped Classroom models.
Hybrid learning, Hyflex or Flipped Classroom models.