Teaching a dual delivery subject

Dual-delivery subjects are subjects that are taught in two modes: blended delivery (online and campus-based) for students who can attend campus, and entirely online delivery for students who cannot attend campus.

Were you awarded a dual delivery contribution in Semester 2, 2021?

The funds are to be directly invested into the preparation and delivery of dual delivery subjects, including the purchase of any audio visual equipment. Top suggestions for equipment and a guide on how to purchase them can be found here.

What is dual delivery?

Dual delivery subjects are taught in two modes:

  1. Blended delivery (online and campus-based) for students who can attend campus.
  2. Entirely online delivery for students who cannot attend campus.

"Dual delivery" describes the overall subject. Within a given dual delivery subject, activities may be delivered in a number of ways, and this page offers guidance to teaching staff in how to design and deliver those activities.

The following principles and guides have been developed to support staff in their preparation of teaching and learning activities for dual delivery subjects:

  1. The intended learning outcomes (ILOs), as specified in the handbook, are the same for the two student cohorts taking a dual delivery subject.
  2. The teaching and learning activities for the chosen mode(s) of delivery in dual delivery subjects should be designed so they can lead to equivalent learning outcomes for the two student cohorts, allowing all students to achieve the subject’s intended learning outcomes. The activities do not need to be the same but they do need to lead to equivalent learning outcomes.
  3. The teaching and learning activities for the chosen mode(s) of delivery in dual delivery subjects should have the same nominated time allocation for students to undertake or complete.
  4. It is recommended that end of semester summative assessment tasks, such as online written exams and essays, utilise the same format for the two student cohorts taking a dual delivery subject. Where differences in format exist, they should not inherently advantage or disadvantage either cohort of students.

Dual delivery modes

Many teaching and learning activities within a dual delivery subject will only be delivered online (e.g. digital lecture recordings) meaning there will be no difference for these particular teaching and learning activities for the two student cohorts.

However, some teaching and learning activities will be delivered both on campus and online. For these teaching and learning activities, staff will need to consider how these are designed and delivered to ensure experiences that can lead to equivalent learning outcomes for students. Sometimes this will be relatively straightforward (e.g. small group tutorials face-to-face or via Zoom), but for other activities this will require more careful design.

This page was last updated on 14 Jul 2021.

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