This page contains recommendations to help you ensure the delivery of content is appropriately developed and delivered for both asynchronous and synchronous delivery using the digital education resources available. A range of best practice suggestions outline opportunities for the sessions to be interactive, scaffolded within the context of the module, and engaging. This includes specific suggestions on developing video and audio content.
In this video, Professor James Pickering, Student Education Academic Lead, introduces the variety of considerations that you should take teaching and delivering content for hybrid learning. Content Delivery covers a variety of aspects of hybrid learning such as how you present written and video material to students as well as how you engage with students in collaborative learning activities.
The SCALA Content Delivery guidance is also available to download.
|Asynchronous delivery of content via pre-recorded video or audio resources
|Synchronous delivery of content via live stream video teaching sessions
|Asynchronous and Synchronous group-based collaborative activities to allow collaboration and discussion
|Provide updated Library reading lists and ensure they are accessible remotely
|Consider cognitive load when designing videos and PowerPoint presentations
|Accessibility and Inclusion
Content Delivery Principles and Models
You can use the following sets of principles and models as a guide to help you in applying SCALA to your teaching. The principles will help you design media (such as PowerPoint presentations and multimedia recordings) and how to support students to engage with your teaching sessions. The models act as a guide and starting point that you can adopt and adapt for your own teaching.
In this video, James provides an in-depth examination of two example models of Content Delivery. These models show two different approaches you can take for hybrid delivery when you design your learning and teaching. James discusses the rationale behind each model, which you can adapt and develop for your own needs and context.
Media Design Principles
When designing a new PowerPoint presentation, video, animation, workbook, or other multimedia presentation it is best practice to follow 12 evidenced-based principles on instructional design.
These principles are based on an individual’s ability to take in information that is aligned to their cognitive capacity.See the 12 Media Design Principles
Online Engagement Principles
Maintaining engagement and supporting motivation are important consideration in all teaching activities, but especially where a significant part of the content is delivered online. These suggestions will help to keep students engaged with the material and support their learning and acquisition of new knowledge in a collaborative setting.See the online engagement principles
Example content delivery models
To help you apply these principles and recommendations for content delivery through SCALA, here are two delivery models you can use and adapt for your own teaching.
Model A outlines an approach to content delivery for a topic within a module that requires students to engage with content prior to a discussion session. This model may be used as a week or topic planner depending on the learning objectives that need to be covered.
Model B is similar in approach to Model A, but does not schedule pre-work for students. Content delivery follows a more traditional approach with a session outlining and detailing the various learning objectives scheduled that is interactive and engaging, and delivered in either real time or asynchronously.
See more on the two models of content delivery:Content Delivery Model A Content Delivery Model B