The traditional delivery mode of teaching often involves live lectures being given to groups of students, accompanied by some form of independent study or homework. However, there are several other modes of course delivery that can also be very effective. Here is an overview of various modes of delivery you can consider implementing in your teaching and learning.
A course delivery mode where learning activities are scheduled and take place in a traditional classroom setting. It may also include lecture, laboratory, and workshop components.
Synchronous online delivery requires students to participate in online learning activities at scheduled times.
Asynchronous online delivery DOES NOT requires students to participate in online learning activities at scheduled times. Learning activities takes place at times and locations of the students own choosing. However, exams may still take place at scheduled times.
A course delivery mode where learning activities take place through a blend of scheduled Face-to-Face and scheduled or non-scheduled online delivery modes.
A flexible course delivery mode that allows students to choose at any given time throughout the duration of the course their preferred method of completing the learning activities by attending scheduled face-to-face sessions, online sessions, working through course materials posted online, or by combining these methods as they wish.
In working with an instructional designer, we use fundamental course design principles while considering the unique challenges of online learning.
If you would like assistance, we can help you decide which activities will work in each learning environment.