Technology Based Hybrid Classes for Multiple Applications

by Stanley D. Lindsey, Ph.D.,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress 2008: 18th Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference


The academic demands on a typical professor mean that his or her time must be used to maximum advantage. There is advising of students, research, teaching, grading, class preparation, committee work, faculty meetings and other activities that take precious time. Increased student enrollment means more student, larger classes and more sections to be taught. In order to address these issues, the writer has developed and approach to designing re-usable classes that allow them to be used multiple ways to help with the time demands on a professor. They can be used to create courses that help with the problems created by increase class sizes, number of sections to be taught. They also can be made into revenue source, for the university. When used as described herein, the approach also gives more time to the professor and increases the potential for student learning. The approach is presently being used at Georgia Institute of Technology and is providing its self a very good method.

Subject Headings: Students | Hybrid methods | Faculty | Colleges and universities | Revenues | Engineering education | Developing countries

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