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Blended Teaching Guide

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Who is this guide for?

This guide is designed specifically for instructors returning to on-campus teaching in 2021-22, and more generally for any instructor interested in combining face-to-face and online teaching methods. While the primary focus here is on making the best of both digital and in-person pedagogies as higher education re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance is broadly applicable to a wide array of teaching situations.

What will you find?

The emphasis in this guide is on key blended learning strategies, most particularly the methods, tools, and Stanford resources available to maximize learning in classes that feature both online and in-person pedagogy.

Though there are many ways in which online and in-person pedagogy can be blended, the emphasis here will be classes where the main synchronous element is in-person, and major asynchronous elements (e.g., pre-recorded lectures) are online. This guide also discusses the distinction between blended and hybrid approaches.

How do you navigate the guide?

Use the menu on the left-hand side of the page to navigate through the various topics and content pages. If you are on a device with a small screen, use the menu icon in the upper-right corner of the page.