Types of Courses for Use at the College Level: Identification for Better Selection




Lakhal, Sawsen
Bileaudeau, Renée Claude
Harvey, Caroline

This article consists of a synthesis of the different types of courses that can be used at the college level; after describing the characteristics, properties, and advantages of each, it proposes a deliberation (decision) model that is extremely useful when trying to determine which type of course, among the range of possibilities, would be the most appropriate for teaching in a specific context and involving a number of different variables. Based on extremely detailed research involving multiple sources that are sure to capture the attention of any reader interested in the subject, the article is particularly likely to appeal to those who have questions about the functioning and advantages of hybrid courses. The authors define and analyze a course-design model particularly well suited to this method of teaching and learning.


Article available in French only.


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