Hybrid teaching

The term hybrid teaching refers to a classroom session that is attended remotely by some participants and in-person by others. Teaching takes place simultaneously but is not location dependent. Hybrid teaching can be utilized according to what best supports teaching:

  1. The teacher and some of the students attend a teaching event in person while others participate remotely.
  2. The teacher participates remotely while students are present in a physical classroom space.
  3. Some students and the teacher participate remotely while others attend the class in person from a campus location.

– These are all examples of hybrid teaching.

Hybrid teaching offers an alternative to teaching that happens completely on campus or remotely. Here hybrid teaching refers to teaching situations that are attended remotely by some participants and in-person by others. Regardless of how everyone attends, all the participants should form a unified group. Hybrid teaching can be used as a method to enable more ways of participation throughout the course or as a short-term solution to situations where everyone is not able to attend in person.

Hybrid teaching situations require a different way of thinking and planning compared to teaching situations that happen completely on campus or remotely. It is necessary to understand and pay attention to two different groups at the same time, as well as the environment and technology that bind these two groups together. The digital toolkit offers a variety of tips for hybrid teaching. A good place to start is Points to consider during hybrid teaching.

More hybrid teaching tips are below:

Hybrid teaching provides a more flexible alternative to participation in teaching, but requires a new kind of pedagogical design work and it is important to consider the pros and cons of hybrid teaching – When to go hybrid?

Two different groups participate in the course at the same time, so it is necessary to pay attention to different teaching groups in the planning phase.

Creating ground rules and clear instructions at the beginning of teaching foster security and predictability in hybrid teaching.

The interaction of participants in hybrid teaching can be fostered for example by supporting participation through multiple channels: creating an interactive hybrid learning situation.

Determine how you could lighten your own workload before, during, or after teaching — There is no need to navigate through hybrid teaching alone.

You can also ask for pedagogical support and training for yourself or your team from TLC’s expert services.

Links checked 11.1.2022