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I’ve been in the process of changing two classes I’ve been teaching for several years into hybrid classes. These new classes would meet part of the time in the classroom and part of the time online. These were not traditional classes to start with. I’ve been teaching them for the weekend college. The classes meet three hours on Friday evening and three hours on Saturday morning. They are completed in eight weeks instead of the traditional sixteen.

I’ve enjoyed teaching these classes, but it’s been hard to have every weekend taken for thirty two weeks a year. So, I thought changing these classes to be done at least partly online was a good idea. I didn’t realize how much work it would be to convert these classes. I’ve never taught an online class. I’ve never even taken an online class. There is a steep learning curve.

I believe that this change will ultimately be good. It’s just hard getting there. Isn’t that the way with a lot of change. It’s just easier to stay where we are, even if where we are is not a good place. So, take a risk. Make a change.

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