TEACH Act and Hybrid Learning

From: Laliberte, Matthew Dana <mdl[_at_]WPI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 18:40:00 -0500

Afternoon all,  

The recent proliferation of distance learning led, inexorably, to passage of the TEACH Act, making the delivery of instruction via the Internet a more complete experience for students. In just the past few years, however, Hybrid Learning has established itself as a major player in terms of how instruction is being delivered. For arguments sake, let's say that a course is being offered in a hybrid format, such that 50% of the course is offered face-to-face, and 50% is offered online.  

Do the provisions of the TEACH Act apply (given that the institution is in compliance), and if so, to what extent?  

Thanks for the assist!  

Matthew D. Laliberte

Worcester Polytechnic Institute  

"The most important attitude that can be formed is that of the desire to go on learning" -John Dewey, 1938   Received on Thu Jan 05 2006 - 04:40:00 GMT

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