Hybrid teaching model provides flexible completion of the program
In a hybrid teaching model, students can attend the same lecture either in the classroom or online. The lecturer teaches in the classroom, considering both the onsite and online students. At ITP, online students participated in the lectures via Zoom, a video conference online platform. According to Fagerlund, it required a few trials and errors to make the the technical setup work for the hybrid teaching. However, ITP staff found the way to make the hybrid teaching model function in collaboration with the lecturers and students.
The lecturers wore a microphone headset and used a fixed classroom camera to communicate the classroom’s audio and video for the online students. The online students’ videos and Zoom’s chat were projected on the wall. The questions and comments provided by the online students were heard via the classroom’s audio system. For group discussions, the lecturers divided the online students with Zoom’s breakout room function and onsite students by the traditional way, asking them to form small groups.