The development of online learning has boomed in recent years. The most recent trend has been in the area of hybrid courses, those which replace some face-to-face time with online time. This exploratory study assessed learners’ perceptions about and preferences regarding their experience with collaborative technology in hybrid MBA courses. Students enrolled in hybrid courses, who previously had completed program courses face-to-face, were asked whether or not they wanted more hybrid courses, how and where they accessed the online portion of their classes, and how they felt about the discussion board. Students indicated they strongly supported the use of online discussion boards and both groups desired more hybrid courses in the future. The study also found students most commonly accessed the online portion of their courses from home, supporting the idea that hybrid classes enhance students’ flexibility in taking classes.
Schmidt, Mark; Weber, James; Erp, Nancy Van; and Mumm, Michele, "Assessing Student Interest in Hybrid Course Delivery at the MBA Level" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 617.