Four Spaces of the Apocalypse

  • In Person — On Campus
  • In Person — Off Campus
  • Online — Synchronous
  • Online — Asynchronous
Cambridge Dictionary Definition of “In Person”
  • In Person — On Campus (Earth) — this will be the most familiar space for many staff and perhaps where colleagues feel most at “home”. It is somewhere we understand more than other spaces and where we will have spent considerable time.
  • In Person — On Campus (Venus) — interestingly Venus is referred to as Earth’s “sister planet” due to similarity in size and mass, but will be unfamiliar to most of us, very much like In-Person off campus teaching. The in-person aspect will be familiar but the environmental change will be alien to us.
  • Online — Synchronous (Moon) — this teaching mode has arguably emerged as the most common form of online teaching during the pandemic. In particular, those colleagues who favour a lecture model were quickly able to transfer this model to online synchronous. Much like our Moon it is also something that many of us will have experienced so it’s a space we are more familiar with than some others.
  • Online — Asynchronous (Mars) — much like the planet itself this is a teaching mode that colleagues are increasingly learning more about as an alternative to other modes. The more we learn about this mode the better we can use this approach to support students and use it more effectively as part of an holistic approach to using all the modes in our teaching.

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A Flipped Academic • Digital Pedagogy • National Teaching Fellow • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy • ADE • 4E Developer http://blog.digis.im

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Simon Thomson

A Flipped Academic • Digital Pedagogy • National Teaching Fellow • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy • ADE • 4E Developer http://blog.digis.im