I seem to be getting a lot more "I don't understand what I'm supposed to be doing; please explain" emails from the students in my two traditionally-scheduled sections than in my two hybrid ones. While a substantial number of students in each set of sections are paying less attention than I'd like (really, things are explained quite clearly in multiple places, and the majority of students seem to be following the detailed directions with no problem at all, expressing confusion only about substantive matters), I can't figure out which students are paying less attention: the ones who (usually) sit in class for 75 minutes twice a week, or the ones who (sometimes) show up for 75 minutes once a week, and (theoretically) accomplish the rest of their work online.
P.S. This conundrum strikes me as pointing to the possible truth of the statement in the current CM banner, which I love. Since most of the readers here are presumably proffies, it probably isn't true that we have "3 million pageviews. . .and still nobody reading." But if our main audience were the current generation of students, I'm not so sure. If our LMS's tracking software is any guide, some students seem to log on to the site, discover that they can't figure everything out within 5 seconds of loading the entry page, and default to emailing me for instructions.