Travis Ames

Economics Hybrid Instructor

Hi Everyone! Are you interested in taking Economics 101 and 102 as a hyflex hybrid class? If so, please read on!

Here are the details for what an Economics 101 and 102 class entails:

1. First and foremost, know that these classes are 8 weeks long, which means that they are fast paced and demand more studying time per week than a 16-week course. Hyflex hybrid means that some of our time together will be spent in in class at GCC, and the rest will be spent in a virtual learning environment via Canvas and Skype. We will be meeting on campus 4 times during the 8-week session on specific Fridays from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. These class meetings are mandatory and we will be there for the entire 4-hour session. Please check the ticket number for exact days and times to make sure that the meeting times fit your schedule.

2. We also have "real time" online class sessions every week via Skype, unless noted, to promote interaction among everyone in the course. During the Skype sessions students will watch pre-recorded mini lectures and answer questions based off of the pre-recorded mini lectures and weekly readings.

  3. Similar to traditional face-to-face classes, these hyflex hybrid classes will also include the usual weekly readings, homework based off of the readings, written assignments, and exams. The main difference with hyflex hybrid courses is that we meet on campus less often and "telecommute" more, so you are in charge of navigating your learning at your own pace (while keeping in mind course deadlines).

 Please feel free to email me at tames@glendale.edu if you have any questions or concerns, and check out the links below for more information on distance education! 

Online Student Readiness Tutorials (scroll down to "Interactive Tutorials")

Information on Distance Education at GCC (hyflex hybrid and/or fully online courses)

Canvas Student Tour: https://resources.instructure.com/courses/32 (short videos on how to use Canvas)

Canvas Student Guide: https://guides.instructure.com/m/4212 (quick write ups on popular "how to" questions) 


Travis Ames
Distance Education Faculty
Economics
Social Sciences Division