Online Course Design Showcase Series: Piloting a Concurrent Hybrid Model within a Professional Graduate Program

Series: Online

Event Date & Time

  • April 27, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a cohort-based professional program for clinicians, managers and researchers who are seeking solutions to today’s complex health delivery issues. In response to student feedback amidst the transition to online learning, their program approached learning design in creative ways, including the pilot of a concurrent hybrid model for one of the courses during the 2020 fall term, inspired by the HyFlex course model.

During this session, the program team will lead a 15-minute presentation including:

  • Key design, logistic, technology and support considerations for pursuing this model of learning
  • Reflections from faculty, staff and students on challenges and successes
  • Emerging ideas for future iterations

The presentation will be followed by a 45-minute collaborative discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on connections between this model of learning and their own contexts, ask questions, and share ideas.


  • Nick Bansback, PhD., Director, Master of Health Administration Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health
  • Sherisse Sy, Special Projects Manager, School of Population and Public Health
  • Jocelyn Micallef, Educational Consultant: Learning Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

About the Series:

The Online Course Design Showcase is a monthly event highlighting interesting examples of teaching and learning at UBC. If you are teaching a course via online, hybrid or blended learning methods, please join an innovative UBC instructor and one of our learning designers for a short presentation followed by Q&A and discussion. In this supportive and collaborative environment, there will be a chance to ask questions, interact with instructors, staff and learning designers.

Topics will change month to month. Whether you participate in one or all of these sessions you can expect to:

  • Become aware of innovative online, hybrid, or blended teaching and learning practices at UBC
  • Explore connections to your own teaching and learning context
  • Contribute to a collaborative discussion

This event will be online on Zoom