What are Internet, Hybrid, and Web-enhanced courses?

Online Learning uses the following guidelines to understand the distinctions between Internet, Hybrid, and Web-enhanced courses.  All of these have this in common: they have an online component that contributes to the students’ learning.  What distinguishes them from one another is the degree to which instruction is delivered in an online format.

  • In Internet (I) courses, all instruction takes place online.  These courses may still have face-to-face, proctored assessments, but the instructional aspects of the course occur entirely in an online environment.
  • In Hybrid (Y) courses, instruction is split between online and face-to-face aspects.  The standard model at CFCC is an even split: 50% of instruction occurs face-to-face and the remaining 50% occurs online.  Although greater or lesser amounts of online instruction are possible, any variation from this model should be made in consultation with your department chair or lead instructor and Online Learning.
  • All traditional, face-to-face courses at CFCC have the potential to be Web-enhanced courses.  A web-enhanced course is one where instruction takes place face-to-face, but this instruction is supported by outside-of-classroom materials, activities, or both housed in an online space, like the Blackboard course site provided for every course. Unlike a Hybrid course, in a Web-enhanced course none of the in-class instruction time is replaced with online activities and materials.

If you have questions about moving instruction online or even what counts as instruction, please contact Online Learning at the “Contact Us” link to the right.