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Select your Teaching Model

 

Now that you have your course goals, student learning outcomes, and assessments, it’s time to select your teaching model.  Most of the teaching models are based on that premise that, with social distancing guidelines in place, you will not be able to teach all of your students together in one classroom.  See the Classroom Capacity – Fall 2020 spreadsheet to determine the maximum number of students allowed in your classrooms.

To help you select a model that best fits your needs and those of your students, the Resilient Teaching Task Force created nine definitions of class types.  Below are basic definitions to help you choose.  Once you’ve decided on a model, click on the “learn more” link to get instructions on how to implement the model.  If you feel you need more guidance please contact your Instructional Technologist.

 

Online Models

These models are a fully online, either synchronously or asynchronously.

ONLINE WITH SCHEDULED ONLINE MEETINGS

These online courses will require you to be available for scheduled class meeting times when you will be expected to participate in real-time.  This course may also require that examinations be completed in a proctored environment. There may be an additional cost for online proctoring. Some courses may offer other proctoring options (e.g. on campus or at an approved testing center).

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Are comfortable teaching synchronously online.
  • Are willing to take the Distance Education (DE) On-Demand course in OAKS or have already taken the DE Readiness Course.
  • Have their course flagged as Schedule Type: Online + Scheduled Online Mtgs in the catalog. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE ONLINE WITH SCHEDULED ONLINE MEETINGS MODEL

FULLY ONLINE

These online courses will not require any scheduled class meeting times, either virtually or on campus. Course materials and course content may be accessed by students at any time. This course may require that examinations be completed in a proctored environment. There may be an additional cost for online proctoring. Some courses may offer other proctoring options (e.g. on campus or at an approved testing center).

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Are comfortable teaching asynchronously online.
  • Are willing to take the Distance Education (DE) On-Demand course in OAKS or have already taken the DE Readiness Course.
  • Have their course flagged as Schedule Type: Online Exclusively in the catalog. 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE FULLY ONLINE MODEL

Hybrid Models

These models are a mix of online and face-to-face (f2f) instruction.

FLIPPED WITH SPLIT DELIVERY

Content is delivered online. During in-person classes instructors meet with a portion of the class, following social distancing guidelines, for discussion and/or activities. Students may be asked to prepare for in-person sessions by submitting questions or responses in advance.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Run small-group discussions or activities (much like a small group seminar)
  • Teach using active learning methods such as problem-based learning, inquiry method or project-based learning
  • Teach a lab, performance, or activities class
  • Conduct an independent study or a tutorial class
  • OR if you have a class size that is over 50 students or that requires more than the designated social distancing max. capacity for your classroom

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE FLIPPED WITH SPLIT DELIVERY MODEL

IN-PERSON CONTENT DELIVERY WITH ONLINE REINFORCEMENT

In-person classes are used for content delivery–whether through lecture, discussion, or small group work–while following social distancing guidelines. During the online portion of the class, students complete content-reinforcing activities.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Typically design their courses around some combination of lecture and discussion and/or small group work. 
  • Feel that the students benefit most from having the professor in person for the content delivery and can do the discussions, activities, and assessments outside of class on their own.
  • OR if you have a class size that is over 50 students or that requires more than the designated social distancing max. capacity for your classroom.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE IN-PERSON CONTENT WITH ONLINE REINFORCEMENT MODEL

LIVE AND ONLINE

In this model, a course is delivered in-person to a portion of the class (size determined by Academic Affairs and Facilities) while simultaneously streaming, in real-time, to remote students.  Class sessions can also be recorded and made available to students, by instructor, for viewing at a later time. Testing is normally done online but can also be in person depending on the preference of the instructor.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Courses that are primarily lecture with in-class discussion and/or small group work, but not all students can attend class because of social distancing guidelines and capacity issues.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE LIVE AND ONLINE MODEL

ONLINE WITH IN-PERSON ENRICHMENT

Course content, including testing, is delivered online. In-person sessions are used for enrichment opportunities on or off-campus (e.g., college or community cultural events, academic lectures, volunteering opportunities, etc.)

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Teach service-learning or community-based classes that typically involve a significant experiential learning component. 
  • Teach a class that requires students to attend campus or community events.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE ONLINE WITH IN-PERSON ENRICHMENT MODEL

ONLINE CONTENT WITH IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT

All content is delivered online while testing/assessments are conducted during in-person sessions.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Need to give all major assessments face-to-face.  (remember, this does not include the final exam/assessment which must be given online.
  • Teach performance-based courses with a required in-person recital, performance, or practical testing component requiring on-campus resources.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE ONLINE WITH IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT MODEL

 

Traditional Models

These models traditional face-to-face models.

TRADITIONAL IN-PERSON

The professor delivers the class in-person to the entire class, using class time for discussion, content delivery, and/or activities, while following social distancing guidelines.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Primarily lead whole-class and/or small group discussions with some time for mini-lectures or other modes of content delivery.
  • Teach a lab, performance, or activities class.
  • Have a classroom that is large enough to allow social distancing of all enrolled students at one time.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE TRADITION IN-PERSON MODEL

TRADITIONAL FLIPPED

Content is delivered online. During in-person classes, students complete content-reinforcing activities or projects while following social distancing guidelines.

BEST FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Do a lot of group work and/or projects (e.g., problem-based project-based, active learning).
  • Teach a lab, performance, or activities class.
  • Have a classroom that is large enough to allow social distancing of all enrolled students at one time.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPLEMENTING THE TRADITION FLIPPED MODEL