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Contract Faculty CoP: Two-way Interaction: A Major Challenge for Hybrid Courses

February 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Last term, a number courses had to be offered in a hybrid mode because of this pandemic. This delivery mode enables students to attend these courses either in person or online synchronously. It is true that on UBC campus 70% of GTS classrooms of 30 seats and above having the ability to offer courses in hybrid mode. However, equipment installed in classroom does not provide two-way interaction for online students. These students can watch and hear the instructor but cannot communicate with the instructor or interact with classmates. Working with ArtsISIT, one hybrid mode was tested and it worked well last term. It could be a practical solution for some hybrid courses.

– Xueshun Liu received his PhD in Asian Studies from UBC. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies. For the past 20 years, he has been teaching Chinese language and literature courses. His interests include innovative pedagogy, Chinese language and literature, oracle bone inscriptions, ancient Chinese astronomy and early Chinese history.
– Sarika Bose teaches in the English Department and is the Chair of the UBCFA’s Contract Faculty Committee, which represents 8-month, 12- month and all other non- tenure track faculty at UBC.
– Judy Chan is a sessional lecturer with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems since 2010 and an educational consultant with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. At the time of writing this brief bio, she was preparing to submit final grades for the course she taught in the summer.

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.

Venue: Online