You should now have seen the various videos that were created in regard to teaching throughout the Hybrid Learning Model. In case you missed them, we have compiled a list of quick tips on how to teach effectively using this model.

Daily and Weekly Key Considerations

  • Try to interact with your students in the online space, whether this be on an individual or group basis. Some examples of interaction include posting videos, providing feedback, contributing to discussion boards and writing summaries at the end of each lesson, week or topic.
  • Ensure that clear signposting is available throughout the course so that your students know the journey they are on, including what materials are relevant to them to develop their knowledge.
  • It is helpful for students to know how much time will need to be spent learning asynchronously.
  • Active learning is a great way to encourage further learning within your classroom. Encourage your remote learners to collaborate through social learning by providing a platform to discuss or collaborate.
  • Ask learners for feedback on this new approach, this is new to everyone, and any ways to improve can always help!

Preparing students to study online

  • An introductory video to welcome students onto the module can help to give a more personal approach to online teaching. The video should include an introduction to yourself as the tutor and the teaching team, as well as what they can expect to learn throughout the module and how the module will be delivered.
  • It is helpful for students to know when and how they can contact you. This helps to manage expectations.
  • Encourage your students to use a study planner to organise their time, it is also useful for you to include a study planner/schedule into your module guide to give students an idea of what they will be learning each week.
  • There is a variety of different information available from Student and Library Services to support students in preparation for Hybrid Learning. Consider options for students that may not be confident using technology or may not be equipped to use it.

Student Engagement and Collaboration

  • Student engagement is strongly linked to student success as well as student retention.
  • Adopt an active learning methodology. Create activities that involve encouraging your students to think, develop and apply ideas to a range of different contexts.
  • Group work can still be carried out whilst your students work online. Collaborative activities lead to enhanced student performance. There are a range of collaborative technologies that can be used, such as Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate.

Hopefully these tips have provided you with plenty of information, but if you require further help, please contact eLearning@tees.ac.uk

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