Mind the Gap: Reimagining an Interactive Programming Course for the Synchronous Hybrid Classroom

dc.contributor.author Poskitt, Christopher M.
dc.contributor.author Shim, Kyong Jin
dc.contributor.author Lau, Yi Meng
dc.contributor.author Ong, Hong Seng
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-24T17:24:38Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-24T17:24:38Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract COVID-19 has significantly affected universities, forcing many courses to be delivered entirely online. As countries bring the pandemic under control, a potential way to safely resume some face-to-face teaching is the synchronous hybrid classroom, in which physically and remotely attending students are taught simultaneously. This comes with challenges, however, including the risk that remotely attending students perceive a 'gap' between their engagement and that of their physical peers. In this experience report, we describe how an interactive programming course was adapted to hybrid delivery in a way that mitigated this risk. Our solution centred on the use of a professional communication platform – Slack – to equalise participation opportunities and to facilitate peer learning. Furthermore, to mitigate 'Zoom fatigue', we implemented a semi-flipped classroom, covering concepts in videos and using shorter lessons to consolidate them. Finally, we critically reflect on the results of a student survey and our own experiences of implementing the solution.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.115
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/79446
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject E-Learning, Online Training, And Education (OTE)
dc.subject hybrid teaching
dc.subject peer learning
dc.subject remote learning
dc.subject slack
dc.subject web programming
dc.title Mind the Gap: Reimagining an Interactive Programming Course for the Synchronous Hybrid Classroom
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