As we move back into the physical classroom space, we at CNDLS have collected a number of resources to help you plan, prepare, and troubleshoot possible concurrent hybrid learning situations. These resources are available in multiple modalities–written guides, video tutorials, and podcast episodes that focus on professors’ personal experience.
In the most recent episode of the CNDLS podcast, What We’re Learning About Learning, we speak with three GU faculty members whose recent and ongoing experiences with hybrid teaching have a lot to teach us about how to approach our own hybrid classrooms with preparation and flexibility. It’s not an easy situation, but it does create openings that the strictly in-person class doesn’t. In the words of Mark Rom, who teaches in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Government department in the College, “Before the pandemic, if students missed the class, they just missed the class. So that was a missed opportunity for the students to learn from me. It’s a missed opportunity for me to connect with them. So now I can connect with the students in person, if they are able to, or by zoom if they’re not.”
We also have a number of guides from the Instructional Continuity webpage, including a guide for the Spring 2022 semester:
- Concurrent Hybrid Teaching Strategies: If you have students in your class who are attending in person while other students attend remotely, this guide is an excellent resource to get you started.
- Large Lecture Classes in a Remote Environment: Advice and resources if you are teaching a large class that has some students participating remotely.
- Resources for Hybrid Students: To share with your remote students to help them best engage with your course.
CNDLS records all of their webinars and workshops, and you may find these helpful when teaching your hybrid class.
- Using Your Own Device in the Hybrid Classroom: Guidance on bringing your own technology into the classroom
- How to Hybrid: An introduction to the hybrid classroom technology and experience.
- Engaging Students with Polling Tools: Explore the use of polling tools for your hybrid classroom.
There are also a number of external resources that you can consult:
- HyFlex/Hybrid Course Design Examples
- Active Learning in Socially Distanced and Hybrid Classrooms (Vanderbilt University)
As always, you can reach out to CNDLS at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to set up a consultation.