The divided model splits students into groups (2 or 3) who rotate through in-person class meetings. This could be combined with asynchronous material that students outside the classroom on any given day would be responsible for.
In a typical 3-class week, there will be a full-class remote lecture (synchronous or taped) for class day 1, followed by 2 discussion sections for days 2 and 3.
Half the students will attend on day 2 for an in-person discussion section led by instructor; the other half will have a separate virtual forum discussion on Moodle, which the instructor reads and responds to via Moodle or email.
One day 3, the groups switch.
Instructor deals with different material in the two discussion groups.
Advantage: fairness and symmetry, instructor only “teaches” 1 class MWF
Disadvantage: students only get 1 day per week in person with instructor, and two days a week with direct instructor involvement.
This model divides the course into alternating two-day units (as opposed to 3-day weekly units)
Instructor tapes a lecture or mini-lecture on panopto and posts it as an introduction to a topic
Student groups alternate Mon group 1-Wed group 2-Fri group 1-Mon group 2, etc.
Instructor leads discussions on the same subject matter for both groups, so that for every two class days, students will have seen a taped lecture and had an instructor-led discussion.
Advantage: more face time for students (average of 1.5 face-to-face discussion hours per week)
Disadvantage: for every two days of class, instructor needs to “teach” three class days’ work (1 taped lecture and 2 identitcal discussion groups)