Triple Hybrid (TriHy) Course Design: A Research Study Pre- and Post-COVID – a webinar by Ildiko (Ildi) Porter-Szucs, Ph.D., MAT and Barry DeCicco

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland, Ildiko Porter-Szucs and Barry DeCicco,

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

which will take place on Tuesday, 21st of November, between 20.30 and 21.30 CET.

Your registration will be made via Zoom platform.

This webinar is titled:

“Triple Hybrid (TriHy) Course Design: A Research Study Pre- and Post-COVID


The study investigated whether the success of students in an MA TESOL assessment course was comparable regardless of their chosen mode of attendance (face-to-face, synchronous online, asynchronous online) in this Triple Hybrid” (TriHy) class. Success was measured through course completion, attendance, assignments, and grades.

The study also tried to capture aspects of student experiences: preferences, levels of confusion, sense of belonging. The researchers followed an interactive, convergent, mixed-methods design, and a pragmatic, participant-focused framework. Results indicate that overall, there was no statistically significant difference in the learning outcomes. Although the students’ success in the course did not differ, their perception of the factors that contributed to their success did. Since the study, the TriHy design has been used in other TESOL classes. Future studies will involve English, other language classes as well.

During the webinar all participants will be provided with a certificate of participation, which they will be able to download.

IATEFL Poland members have priority of registration for this webinar.

Do not delay. The number of participants is limited.

Professional profile

Ildiko (Ildi) Porter-Szucs, Ph.D., MAT

Ildiko (Ildi) Porter-Szucs, Ph.D., MAT, is Professor of ESL/TESOL at Eastern Michigan University in the United States. Her scholarship includes teacher formation; pronunciation; pedagogical grammar; formulaic language; instructional modalities; and language assessment. Over the years she has taught languages (Polish, Hungarian, German, and English) and trained future teachers of English as a second/foreign language in face-to-face, synchronous online, and asynchronous online modalities.

Professional profile

Barry DeCicco

Barry DeCicco is a practicing statistician, working in the automotive, healthcare, and academic research sectors. He’s analyzed data for engineers, nurses, doctors, scientists, managers on a wide variety of subjects. He has used R, Python, SAS, SPSS and SQL. His expertise is easing the pain of statistics for non-statisticians. He is currently working at Michigan State University’s Center for Statistical Training and Consulting, helping researchers.


On behalf of IATEFL Poland

Webinar organisers:

Anna Rogalewicz-Gałucka

Chief Administrative Officer


Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak

Webinars’ Coordinator

Kraków Region Representative


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