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Institutional support

Professor Hughes identifies some of the important sources of institutional support for blended and hybrid learning.
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It’s important to understand that institutions aren’t just a source of regulatory constraint and interference. They also provide training and guidance to support effective blended and hybrid learning design practices.

To this end, many universities employ teams of dedicated learning technologists with responsibility for supporting the use of digital learning tools and resources both from the technical and pedagogical viewpoints.

These teams played a central role in supporting staff to deliver teaching remotely during the pandemic including by providing advice on how to adapt modules for online delivery, the use of tools such as Microsoft Teams, and on specific tasks such as recording video content.

What mechanisms of support are available at your institution? Do they meet your needs or do you think there might be scope for improvement? Use ‘comments’ below to share your thoughts.

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