Studying in hybrid form

Hybrid in terms of ‘mixed’ refers to the way in which courses and exams are held. These can take place on site, digitally or in a hybrid form (a combination of on-site and digital teaching).

A hybrid course as a combination of digital and on-site teaching can take various forms and is labelled in the course directory.

Blended learning

Students are allocated to groups that take turns attending the on-site course units. The group that is not on site works on digital assignments asynchronously. This means that courses held in a hybrid form also have course units that students attend in person.

Synchronous setting:

Part of the students attend the course unit in the lecture hall, while the other part of the group joins the course digitally (e.g. via video conferencing tools or u:stream in the lecture hall) at the same time. For this setting, the lecturers will announce the procedure for registration (seat reservation) for the on-site course units.

The contents taught via digital media are also addressed during the on-site lessons and, therefore, form a complete picture of digital and personal exchange and the knowledge acquired. The communication of knowledge is based on the broad spectrum of digital opportunities, such as videos, video chats, podcasts, online tests and more.

During the pandemic, hybrid formats have the advantage that teachers can react quickly to the current infection situation and flexibly adapt the proportion of on-site and digital teaching accordingly.

Students discussing something that is displayed on a laptop in front of them.

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