The COVID-Fueled Hybridization of Higher Ed

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  1. Angela van Barneveld
    Angela van Barneveld says:

    Thanks for these options. Can you describe the execution of the HyFlex option – how does the instructor set up and deliver that? TY!

  2. Ivan Mukibi Kimpanga
    Ivan Mukibi Kimpanga says:

    Hi Phil, this hybridisation of methods of learning and teaching in higher education, is unique in its novelty, but it seems to have left out students from the least developed economies. I recently made an online teaching, learning and assessment survey, but 93% of the tutors didn’t know how to use any of the Learning Management System or any of the Courseware to ensure learning and teaching takes place. The survey also indicated that 89% of the students didn’t have the capacity to access technology enabled gadgets that can connect to internet like the smartphones, computers and the likes. How would you best recommend the hybridisation method to us for use. For sure, I think that me and my students are caught at crossroads with no right course of direction.

    • Phil Hill
      Phil Hill says:

      Hi Ivan, thanks for the note.

      There is no easy answer – that is an excellent question that might require some more research and a follow-up blog post. A short answer is that we have seen some Class Size methods that could work, with the modification of small groups – or communities of practice – available in the community. If there are ways to get instructors or students, or any community leaders, that are able to facilitate use of online tools while also helping with the internet access issue, then there might be facilitated online work that can be done without bringing all students to class. But we’ll add more thoughts in a future post.

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