Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Irene Bornhorst


Secondary Education


This study was intended to look at how student perceptions of and experiences in hybrid courses affect their performance. It was performed at a private university in the Midwest where hybrid courses are defined as any course with at least 30% of the class meetings are held in a traditional, face-to-face setting. Eighteen students participated in the survey, and two in a focus group. Results on whether or not students thought they performed better in a hybrid or face-to-face format were mixed, though they did point to overall dissatisfaction with the discussion capabilities of the hybrid format. This suggested that the best way to make a hybrid course more effective would be to focus on a way to increase discussion.

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