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Instructional Methods Amendments

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Due to recent changes at the Coordinating Board, Texas Tech University is required to amend their current listing for Instructional methods starting this Fall 2011 (201227).  The change in coding will allow a more condensed, uniform code to depict the instructional method of Distance Education and Hybrid Instruction.

How is Distance Education defined?

Fully Distance Education Course: A course which may have mandatory face-to-face sessions totaling no more than 15 percent of the instructional time. This translates to 7 hours or less of a 3-credit hour course delivered via face-to-face instruction. Examples of face-to-face sessions include orientation, laboratory, exam review, or an in-person test.

How is Hybrid Education defined?

Hybrid/Blended Course:  A course in which a majority (more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent), of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place. This translates to between 7 and 22.5 hours of face-to-face instruction required for a 3-credit hour course. The campus code that should be used is determined by where the face-to-face instruction is required.

Previous TTU Code Campus Code New TTU Code Description

FACE*

TLB, TDL, TEP, TFK, THL, TIX, TJN, TOT, TSA, TUO, TWC, TRP

FACE

Face to Face

ITV

TLB, TDL, TEP, TFK, THL, TIX, TJN, TOT, TSA, TUO, TWC

IVC

Interactive Video Conferencing

WEB – Internet or Web Based

TDE

ONLIN

Online

MULTI - Multimodal

TDE

ONLIN

Online

MULTI - Multimodal

TLB, TDL, TEP, TFK, THL, TIX, TJN, TOT, TSA, TUO, TWC

HYBRD

Hybrid or Blended

MULTI - Multimodal

TRP

ONLIN**

Online

    *Remains the same
    **If taught using electronic delivery.

Common Errors:

  • A campus code of TDE is never allowed to be combined with an instructional method of HYBRD
  • A campus code of TDE is never allowed to be combined with an instructional method of FACE.
  • An instructional method of ONLIN generally uses TDE as a campus code. TRP (reciprocal) is a special use case only.