In my journey developing a workshop about the hybrid learning environment, I have discovered that these types of courses have a high student success and satisfaction rate. I was reading an article on InsideHigherEd.com that provides a great explanation as to why:
Q: Is blended learning especially suited to a new generation of students with stereotypical traits such as shorter attention spans, different learning patterns, and more collaborative tendencies?
A: Student attention spans are short because most educational experiences are passive and lack meaning. Blended learning is intended to address these issues. On the other hand, there is evidence that technically savvy students are very critical about how technology is being used. It is clear that any use of technology must be justified and student expectations addressed. If this happens, then students will engage in more meaningful learning activities and assume greater responsibility for their learning.
So, it's not my fault! So quit picking on me! At any rate, this speaks volumes for hybrid education's successes.