Interdisciplinary differences in hybrid courses: A study in biology & communication

Jennifer Louten, Kennesaw State University
Laura Beth Daws, Kennesaw State University


This study addressed disciplinary differences in hybrid courses using lecture videos to support in-person class discussions. Our results suggested that disciplinary differences existed, students' perceived importance of lecture videos may have had a stronger influence on viewership and audience retention rate than other factors, and procrastination of video consumption correlated with lower exam scores. Building on existing research in hybrid course design, the use of online lectures, and student engagement, our findings suggest that purposeful integration of online videos in the hybrid class should be a consideration of faculty members designing hybrid classes with a heavy reliance on online lectures.