Online and Hybrid Teaching
Moving into the Spring 2021 semester many faculty will continue to be teaching in online and hybrid formats. The staff at the CITL are here to support WKU faculty and instructors in their adoption of online and hybrid teaching formats. We want to help you think through your course and strategize ways to make this change as smooth and painless as possible. To facilitate this process, we have put together the following resources - including this Online & Hybrid Course Readiness Checklist - as a starting point or reference. As you consider the resources below, please do not hesitate to reach out to the CITL team with any questions that arise. We look forward to working closely with you and welcome your questions.
Courses designated as fully online for Spring 2021 will have no requirements for on-campus or face-to-face sessions, but faculty may choose between offering either a synchronous or asynchronous course. There are strengths to both synchronous and asynchronous environments and we would encourage you to take a look at “Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning: Which is Right for Your Learners?” by Caroline Lawless at LearnUpon to consider which would be most appropriate for your specific courses. If you have questions or are unsure of which method would work best for you, the CITL team would be happy to visit with you in more detail to determine which might be more advantageous.
The following resources are intended for faculty who will be teaching completely online.
The hybrid instructional models outlined by the WKU Fall 2020 Restart Plan offers a unique opportunity for faculty to continue face-to-face interaction in a socially distanced classroom format. To get started, please watch our Classroom Tech video which demonstrates the IPEVO camea that allows faculty to Zoom with students who are not in the classroom. If you have questions about the suggested options outlined for hybrid instruction at WKU, please visit the WKU Restart Plan for additional information.
The following resources are designed as a starting point for faculty who are planning to teach in a hybrid format for their Spring 2021 courses. These resources are geared towards considerations related to the face-to-face component and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic such as social distance and inconsistent attendance. While we are including some information specific to online teaching practice, please visit the CITL resources for Online Teaching for additional information related to teaching fully online.
The following resources are intended for faculty who will be teaching in a hybrid environment.