College: Worcester State University
Instructor: Sebastian Velez
BI 140: Organismal Biology
Semesters Offered: Every
Course Format: Blended
Course Description: BI 140 not only employs online components, but is based on a flipped classroom model. Content is delivered through 20 45-minute video lectures, recorded in a special studio with a green screen and edited to have the slides appear behind the professor. The traditional aspect is used for 13 labs. The course also includes four exams, a final paper developed through a hybrid method, and student collaboration through Google Docs. The professional quality of the online component of the course and the thoughtful use of both types of instruction make this course a standout as well as student favorite.
Link to Video tour
Campus Liaison: Henry Theriault