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Developing a sustainable model for hybrid teaching: Check out the findings from our collaborative research project

Date: November 22 - 2022

When the COVID-19 lockdowns were lifted in the UK in mid-2020, some students returned to campus, but others were not able to do so due to travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements. To enable all students to continue studying, many institutions rapidly revised their teaching delivery modes to include hybrid teaching - the simultaneous teaching of in-class and online students attending the same session.

This project explored the implementation of hybrid teaching across University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham, in order to inform the future potential for pedagogical approaches - with the aim of moving the practice from a tool of necessity to a source of opportunities.  

The project team have developed a final report which details the key themes which emerged from discussions with students, teaching staff and IT/Audio-visual (IT/AV) staff. The report also makes several recommendations for future approaches to hybrid teaching and learning, including identifying opportunities for research.

Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards commented: ‘The pandemic has intensified interest in alternative modes of delivery, including hybrid teaching. The successful implementation of pedagogically informed approaches to hybrid teaching will have resource implications for higher education institutions. This report identifies numerous considerations for institutions when discussing potential models of delivery’.

The full project report and an executive summary are available via the project web page.