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Hybrid Pioneers

Hybrid Pioneers

A cross-institute initiative developed at MHSES and COL to explore perspectives, practice, and innovations in hybrid learning and teaching

Hybrid Pioneers Hybrid Pioneers is a cross-institute initiative developed at Moray House School of Education and Sport and the Centre for Open Learning for the academic year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. The Action Group is led by Professor Do Coyle and includes representatives from each of the four institutes in MHSES. The initiative will involve approximately […]

In her 2 minutes 2 pictures presentation, case study lead ML white discusses space and place in relation to hybridity on the MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching programme, reflecting on assumptions about higher education practices, and the potential mis-match between the social and material dimensions of learning.

The lead of this case study, Dr Murray Craig, collaborated with students on the MA (Hons) Physical Education programme to explore and embed different modes of hybrid learning. Informal hybrid focus groups were held after classes, where students could openly feedback and discuss challenges and ideas. The practical nature of the course, and the type […]

In this case study, Dr James Lamb explored student perceptions of hybrid learning and teaching spaces, and in particular post-digital learning spaces. In his 2 minutes 2 pictures presentation below, James discusses how our conceptions of learning spaces are changing and developing, and reflects on how this can reveal the merging of traditional and emergent […]

In this case study, lead Dr Anya Clayworth explored hybrid learning and teaching on the International Foundation Programme in the Centre for Open Learning (COL). In the presentation below, Anya sets out the context of the IFP and discusses on the impact of moves to hybrid learning and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to […]

In his 2 minutes 2 pictures presentation, Learning Technologist JJ Miranda discusses his role in the Hybrid Pioneers initiative, and reflects on the ways in which collaboration between the Holyrood Digital Services team and academic, teaching, and research staff has promoted closer working relationships and led to important discussions around learning technology beyond the technical. […]

Students on the Dance Science and Pedagogy programme worked with pupils from a local primary school to develop a ‘creative space’ partnership. The collaboration included pupils taking part in a ‘Socratic Circle’ activity at the university, where they formed two concentric circles and discussed ideas related to the topic of war. Students watched the activity live […]

As part of this case study, students responded to an online survey about their experiences of hybrid learning and teaching over the academic year, and their perspectives on hybrid in the context of outdoor environmental and sustainability education. From the survey responses, students developed a poem to highlight responses. The video below, from the Learning […]

The Hybrid Pioneers initiative will involve approximately 800 students across 10 programmes in MHSES. Each programme acts as a case study, with staff collaborating on research with students to explore hybrid learning and teaching. Some content from three of our case studies is available below: MSc Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education MSc Dance Science and […]

Read the Hybrid Pioneers interim report. The interim report on the Hybrid Pioneers Initiative, published in January 2022, reflects on activity in Semester 1 and emerging themes and key considerations for future research and practice. The report will be submitted to the Director of Learning and Teaching and circulated across Moray House School of Education and […]


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