Hybrid Learning enriches students' learning experience

Posted on February 28, 2017


The University of Pretoria (UP) is committed to excellence in teaching and learning while improving student access, success and diversity. The introduction of a hybrid model of learning and teaching represents an optimal blend of face-to-face teaching enriched by virtual (or online) learning tools and products which provide the best of both worlds to all students at UP.

While the traditional lecture is still the foundation for all learning at the university, the online learning environment provides students with the additional support required for achieving optimum results. Users can access self-study material, recorded lectures, voice-over PowerPoint presentations, and online quizzes. On completion of online tests students will be able to access model answers and they will receive detailed feedback on assignments enabling them to monitor and measure their own progress.

Professor Wendy Kilfoil, Director of the Department for Education Innovation, is delighted with the increased use of the model stating, 'Usage of the alternative learning environments has grown steadily at the university with some faculties reaching an uptake of 100%'. The model allows lecturers to record lectures and make them available to students for access as and when they need to by using any internet enabled device, including mobile phones, either via campus Wi-Fi hotspots or through alternative internet connections. Students also have access to more than 5 000 computers available across all campuses and within residences.

The hybrid teaching and learning model at UP gives students all the benefits of campus life, together with the advantages of technological connectivity and allowing them to graduate technologically savvy and workplace-ready.



- Author Department of University Relations

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences