Last year, Meredith launched a new initiative to develop “blended” summer courses that combined online and face-to-face instruction. The goal was to provide students and faculty alike with flexible and innovative course options during the summer, when many are traveling or working away from campus.
Summer school is also a significant potential source of increased revenue. In order for that growth to be realized, Meredith must be able to compete with other options available to students who need the flexibility of online classes.
Last year’s course formats ranged from totally online to hybrid to on-campus. The courses were well-received, by both students and faculty. For example, faculty found that teaching hybrid classes allowed them to video their lectures, freeing up class time for hands-on learning. All faculty who taught the pilot classes plan to continue teaching them in an online or hybrid format.
Also well-received was the Spanish language series, which allowed students to fulfill their foreign-language requirement in 9 weeks. This year, Meredith’s School of Business plans to offer a similar grouping of courses to help meet the high demand for business classes.
2012 Summer School Courses
In 2012, Meredith will again offer a variety of options for Summer School. Course formats will range from totally online, to hybrid classes that combine online study with unique experiential learning components, to traditional on-campus classes.
The on-campus summer course lineup includes courses in biology, chemistry, business, economics, English, math, politics, religion, psychology, sociology, art, physical education, music, Spanish and more.
Returning online or hybrid courses include:
New online or hybrid offerings include:
Beginning December 1, additional information about summer school will be available at www.meredith.edu/summer.
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