Universities Shift to Online Learning: the challenges and tips for success

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 education is having to adapt to a more remote-based model of teaching and learning.

Whilst there are variations in the number of COVID cases in the UK regions, many universities are adopting hybrid learning. Some universities are teaching entirely online and some are facilitating a small number of face-to-face inductions and lectures as of September, 2020.

What is hybrid learning?

This is an educational model, where some students may attend a lecture in person and others may attend ‘virtually’, using a type of video conferencing tool like Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Hybrid learning models may include types of blended learning, whether asynchronous or synchronous. This means that teachers may get their students to watch video tutorials or engage in learning objects prior to a lecture or session (flipped learning). Or students may be quizzed in the lecture by using a variety of tools, one simple example being a poll.

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