In this hybrid model it is assumed that the faculty member wishes to display, and base their lecture off of, a bulleted slide package presentation. This could be a Powerpoint presentation or analogue (i.e.: Keynote, PDF, Prezi, etc..), but could also be any kind of presentation where the front desk computer’s output is displayed to the students, both in class using the projector and remotely over a video conferencing connection.
Pros and cons:
In this hybrid model the technology will be the most seamless and require the least amount of calibration. The presentation is run as one would run it in a fully in-person setting, with the only added step of establishing the videoconference and initiating the sharing of the presentation material. The faculty member then presents the lecture material as normal, advancing slides or showing the content she wishes. Her voice and the content is shared over the videoconference link, along with the camera feed which can be situated wherever is most convenient.
If the presentation of content is paramount, then this is the best approach to take. The downside to this version of hybrid teaching lies in the limited view of the faculty member. It must be remembered that online students will only be presented with a small view of the camera, with their main view being predominantly taken up by the presentation material. Gesturing in class, say pointing at the projector screen to draw attention to a particular point, will likely not be captured well and could be missed by online participants. In such situations, the faculty member could use her mouse instead to gesture at or highlight relevant points.