Teachers are being prepared for hybrid classrooms, in which one group of pupils is physically present while another takes lessons online.
Teachers will not be allowed to sit or stand anywhere they wish in class during lessons since moving away from a certain position will prevent pupils in the virtual class from seeing them. Teachers will be required to face the laptop camera at the correct angle at all times. Sharing movies or teaching with audio-visual technologies, on the other hand, has become commonplace in online classrooms. However, teachers will need to adapt such teachings to incorporate the pupils who are now present in the classrooms. Classrooms are now being outfitted with projection screens and cameras mounted at various angles so that interaction between students in the classroom and those at home may take place as "break-out" sessions to break up lectures. This will allow teachers to assess how well their students have followed along.
This will be a completely different teaching experience for me, and it will not be easy. An instructor must simultaneously capture the interest of both online and offline applicants. The expert aid we've recruited will educate instructors how to modulate and toss their voices so that they don't drop off. They'll learn how to synchronise instructional materials for both types of students in front of them, how to sit or stand at the proper angle for best visibility, and how to talk into the microphone from a particular distance.
Teachers will begin receiving training in early November, when they will be required to return to school on a daily basis. Many schools have already begun to encourage instructors to participate in learning platform management specialists' webinars on how to teach in hybrid classrooms.
Teachers will face challenges transitioning from online programmes to hybrid classrooms since hybrid classroom teaching necessitates mastery of particular approaches. As a result, webinars are required before the professors return to school.
Some schools have enlisted the assistance of their in-house IT departments to educate instructors on the angles and ranges that the cameras and microphones can capture. On online meeting platforms, there will be built-in white boards and screen-sharing capabilities, but the instructor must know how to communicate the material to the pupils in the classroom. The instructor will not be able to write the same lesson for the two groups of students. Every institution's IT and computer maintenance staff should assist instructors with this.
With the right support, hybrid classrooms will be a norm in educational institutions throughout the country and our future generation of students will benefit from it.