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The Hybrid Teaching Exchange website showcases how colleagues across the University have approached the shift to hybrid teaching. Here, Joe Arton, Academic Developer and part of the Hybrid Teaching Exchange project team, and Dr Jon Turner, Director of the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), share how the approach to Semester 1 has informed the preparation for Semester 2 teaching.

The Hybrid Teaching Exchange is where colleagues can share work in progress, learning, insights, ideas, plans and resources to support hybrid teaching for 2020/21. The aim of these digests is to provide an overview of the site and highlight new and existing content that we hope will be useful and of interest to you and colleagues. Since the last digest, we have expanded the depth of content in existing themes and added a new theme Supporting Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience.

Reflections on Semester 1An illustration of a bird's-eye view of a desk, with pens, pencils, papers and a computer and mobile phone

Throughout Semester 1, the Exchange has documented the University-wide experience of transitioning to hybrid during Covid-19. Contributions have included departmental plans, strategies and personal narratives from staff and students. Highlights from Semester 1 include:

Looking Towards Semester 2

In Semester 2, the Exchange will continue to support hybrid teaching and learning by being comprehensive, iterative, responsive and practical. For example, in order to answer some of the mental health and wellbeing challenges of Semester 1, we have introduced Supporting Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience in a digital environment as a new theme. Content that colleagues may find useful while preparing for Semester 2 includes:

Contribute and Feedback

Please do consider contributing to the site or making use of the comments sections and let us know if you have suggestions for future themes and topics.

We’d also welcome your feedback on the site in the comments sections and we are currently running a five minute usability survey.

Illustrations: Kirsty Johnston, The University of Edinburgh, 2020. All rights reserved.