Dual Delivery Classrooms
Dual Delivery Teaching (DD) is teaching a class where some students are physically in the classroom, and some are joining remotely via a video conferencing tool, such as Zoom. DD classrooms at The American University in Cairo (AUC) are equipped with high-quality audio and microphones, a large screen, a zoom connection, an interactive podium, and a camera allowing students to join the class remotely and interact with their peers and instructor.
In the spring and summer of 2021, The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) started supporting the pilot for DD teaching to facilitate and enable the partial re-opening of campus with socially distanced classrooms. CLT trained some faculty members on using technologies in DD classrooms and facilitated workshops sharing pedagogical tips and resources with faculty. CLT planned and conducted the assessment for the pilot project to explore how faculty and students find the experience and come up with tips and recommendations for enhancing the teaching and learning experience under Dual Delivery. For triangulation purposes, CLT designed and collected feedback via a student survey and one-to-one interviews with faculty and also conducted classroom observations both on campus and online. CLT supports and assesses DD's teaching and learning in AUC classrooms.
Starting in fall 2022, AUC general-purpose classrooms will be equipped with a Dual Delivery modality. Classes are equipped for DD mode in case faculty need it for emergency situations of students unable to attend class because they are sick or isolated. This modality is not meant to be used throughout the semester.
To support faculty with teaching in DD classrooms, CLT, in collaboration with the Office of Academic and Campus Technology Support Services (ACTSS), offers the following:
An Online Module
This resource is designed to help you prepare to teach in Dual Delivery mode at AUC, including
- What Dual Delivery entails?
- The basic technical setup for a Dual Delivery classrooms
- Pedagogical tips on how to teach in this modality in ways that engage all students (in class and remotely) without adding to your workload as a teacher
To access the module, click here.
One-hour Hands-on Technical Training (required only if you have not received this training before)
Complete the module before you attend the training, as it includes short videos demonstrating the use of the classrooms.