Pedagogy: Best practices

Teaching in live-streaming with a mixed class / hybrid teaching

The live streaming / hybride teaching modality is frequently preferred for teaching a group or a class where part of the class is present and part is remote at the same time.

This teaching modality has been tested and analysed by Prof. Jeremy Lucchetti. It has proven to be effective for learning, but presents particular challenges, especially for students with difficulties.

This modality also requires that care be taken at all times to maintain equity between students in attendance and at a distance and to support their attention and motivation.

Practical Modalities

The use of Mediaserver in its Media Live Streaming version is offered in the equipped classrooms. A tutorial is available to explain the practical steps.

The use of Zoom is proposed in classrooms that are not equipped with Mediaserver. Tutorials are available to explain the practical steps.

Enhancing Interactivity

The organisation of activities allowing simultaneous participation of in-class and online students helps to sustain attention. All students must therefore have the equipment (computer, tablet or phone) to use the digital tools chosen by the instructors.

Voting, debates and collaborative group activities are all possible alternatives. The organisation of these activities requires careful preparation to avoid situations where students get lost in the use of digital tool. The webinar Juggling different tools without losing the audience gives some tips for such preparations.

Beyond that, it is also possible to propose to online groups to act as observers of the groups present and to organise observation, analysis and debriefing activities by peers.

Ensuring that the Teaching Staff are more available to Students

Wherever possible, reception hours are increased to accommodate students' questions. These hours can be offered in person or remotely on Zoom.

For a Block Course

To reduce fatigue, it is useful to alternate activities regularly during the day, to reduce the duration of these activities and to alternate between synchronous hybrid activities and those allowing individual work time (see the testimony of Prof. Anne Baroffio)