Advancements in pedagogical technology have allowed institutions to move the learning to different modalities other than the face-to-face setting. Cross-modality teaching empowers educators to address diverse students’ needs, which drives engagement and active learning.
Switching between modalities, however, remains a challenge for institutions. The challenge lies in the lack of a common language for instructional modes, instructional and technology support for staff and students, and reliable access to new technologies or infrastructure needed for multimodal learning.
So what do institutions need to teach effectively across modalities, while not putting extra workload on faculties?
Develop a shared terminology for different learning modalities (online, hybrid, blended, and HyFlex)
Enhance instructional and technology support for both faculty and students
Provide quality exemplars of effective active teaching across modalities