Sam Houston State University is changing all 2020 fall semester courses previously scheduled as on-campus face-to-face to the hybrid format. Here is a list of tools, resources, and strategies to facilitate learning more effectively in the hybrid course environment:
- A comprehensive listing of many resources on hybrid learning from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University.
- You may want to start with traits of a well-designed hybrid course or descriptions of courses redesigned for hybrid learning.
- Here is a list of descriptions for the official hybrid designs that Sam Houston State University will be implementing in Fall 2020.
- A scorecard from the Online Learning Consortium to help you consider many aspects of the course, including learning outcomes, content, design, assignments, and engagement.
Fellow Faculty are willing to share their plans for their fall courses to give some potential suggestions that could prove beneficial to making your courses hybrid in the upcoming semester.
Ashly Smith Ph.D. - COBA - BUAD 3335 -Business Communication
Servicing Business Majors and Non-Majors; Section size: 30-36 students.
Hybrid Model: Split Week, Student Rotations
With Sam Houston State University shifting to the hybrid design it is important that student accessibility is taken into consideration. Here are a few resources that may prove helpful in keeping accessibility in mind.
- Universal Design: https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accesscollege/faculty-room/universal-design
- Designing an Accessible Online Course: https://exploreaccess.org/accessible-online-course/
- 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course: https://www.washington.edu/doit/20-tips-teaching-accessible-online-course
- Learning from Home Strategies for Students: https://www.ldadvisory.com/crowdsourcing-learn-from-home-strategies-for-college-students-spring-2020/
- *May be a tool for professors to forward to their classes.
- Wed AIM Accessibility Information basics for web accessibility.
- Teaching in Higher Ed: Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone podcast
- Podcast transcript available.
Numerous Resources Available for already Captioned and Transcribed Audio/Visual Material:
- National Association for the Deaf - Described and Captioned Media Program, PBS, NBC Learn, American Council of the Blind – The Audio Description Project, Films on Demand, National Library Service for the blind and physically handicapped
- For YouTube and other streaming/hosting sites: Supply the link to the video and Amara shows it in a window and puts its own captions over it. There are paid services from them, but adding captions to a video is free.
- NGL – Subject Librarians can assist in finding pre-captioned media available through the library.
For more information, questions or concerns about making your hybrid classes more accessible feel free to contact Morgan Lutz in the Services for Students with Disabilities office.