In Fall 2012 I had an incredible group of engaged, collaborative, and dedicated students in Abnormal Psychology (PSY 266) Hybrid. So I was shocked and dismayed when I saw that many of my most knowledgable and active students had failed the class when BB calculated their total grades. Digging deeper, I found that 100% of the failing grades resulted from a single source; the failure to do sufficient online work.
In Spring 2013, I introduced the concept of the "flipped classroom" to students in my hybrid class on Day 1. I also had each student plan and record when they would do their online work. At three different points in the semester I assessed their use of, and satisfaction with, their scheduled online work time and had them adjust as necessary.
The intervention was successful: In 2012, there was an average online to F2F grade discrepancy of 36%. After the intervention, the discrepancy was reduced to 6%. Additionally, students reported that the regular reviews were motivating and helped them make adjustments to succeed. I will definitely implement this in all hybrid classes!