Going from traditional face to face education to online education and back again.
Is hybrid education the solution?
On this page guidelines, ideas and background information are provided.
Disclaimer: Designing an effective and efficient teaching and learning environment is a complex process. In online, blended and hybrid solutions the technical competence plays an important role besides being pedagogical competent within you subject domain.
What is hybrid education?
Hybrid education is a form of education where 'online' and 'in-class' students are mixed, and simultaneously present in an educational setting. There can be various reasons for implementing a hybrid setup. The reasons and learning objectives in each situation are the starting point and form the basis for making educational decisions.
To reduce ambiguities about online, blended, and hybrid education two videos are made. The first video is a clarification of the different concepts. The second animation video is about 4 different choices you can make based on your educational purpose and skills.
Different scenarios and setups are possible. In the picture below an overview is given, in which you can see a distinction between setups focussing on plenary learning activities and setups were the focus is on working in groups.
Thanks to the Hogeschool Utrecht, who already visualized the hybrid education settings and collected some information.
Factors to think about
Below an overview is given of factors you have to think about when you implement a hybrid lecture setting.
Tips and ideas
- Create pre-recorded microlectures where possible
- Focus on online lectures if possible
- Prepare and keep your objectives in mind
- Ask help: e-learning specialist, TELT
- Use contact time effectively and efficiently
- Use variation in pedagogical and activation methods
- Integrate your hybrid lecture in your course in line with other learning activities
- If possible, make use of students or SA's for monitoring interactions and online chat
- Be creative in finding new solutions for involving online and in-class students
- Evaluate how it worked and how it can be improved.
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