I did a google search for hybrid classes and found that many universities are using this approach. I have also had personal experience with many different class types such as online, distance, hybrid, and flipped classroom both in high school and here at the UW. In high school I had both History and English classes that were hybrid. In these classes 2 or 3 class days a week would be replaced with online actives and discussion boards. These classes utilized technologies such as Moodle and GoogleDrive and the assignments were similar in a similar structure to the ones that we have had in this course. Here at the UW most of my blended classes have been flipped classroom courses. Flipped classroom is where students watch lectures outside of class and then during class they work on practice exercises, homework, and projects. This style of class is much different from my experience in 201.
Overall, I thought that this class did a good job of combining the online and in-person portions into one cohesive course. Most of the online assignments were interesting and added to my understanding of the course material and how it relates to my life. I did, however, enjoy the in-person portions of the class more than the online. I feel like having people physically together in the same room cannot be replicated by online environments. As such I think that Professors should be hesitant to push too much into the virtual world.
In general I thought that this course was interesting, engaging, and relevant. The course covered interesting topics that raised questions about my person online and technological activity as well as society's integration of technology.