When making the shift to hybrid instruction, examine how you'll teach—or better, interact—with students asynchronously. Think of yourself as the class facilitator to remind students they take the onus of their own learning.
Think about how you can incorporate educational technologies, both in the classroom and used asynchronously, for content access and activities. Be prepared to help students troubleshoot technical problems if they come up. Finally, leverage instruction, events, and connections made in your in-person sessions within the online class session, and provide opportunities varied choices for interaction.
Consider these five things as you plan your hybrid course:
- Create short, segmented videos to introduce students to new content when delivered asynchronously
- Incorporate weekly objectives to guide student learning between in-person, remote, and/or asynchronous sessions
- Set clear expectations—clearly explain what you expect students to accomplish by the end of each session
- Develop a variety of learning experiences—examples include individual and group assignments, weblinks, case studies, quizzes, papers, and discussions
- Make clear learning connections between in-person, remote, and/or asynchronous sessions