This project aimed to work alongside the occupational therapy department at Belmont University to research, develop, and disseminate strategies for hybrid teaching. As the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic required universities to rapidly switch to online teaching, the need for strategies to complete this effectively arose. Moving months ahead to present day, Belmont University has adapted a hybrid model for teaching, which includes both online and in-person learning. With that being said, the department of occupational therapy expressed the need for lab experiences and clinical skill competencies that follow the ACOTE standards, that can be delivered through a virtual platform, or with social distancing. The project goals included creating a virtual and/or social distancing lab experience and clinical skill competency for OTD students, developing and presenting an in-service for OTD faculty with strategies for the upcoming semester and teaching or presenting a virtual or social distancing lab for OTD students. After conducting research, keeping up to date with current discussions on AOTA, gathering thoughts from faculty and students, and brainstorming, this project resulted in a variety of deliverables to be utilized by both the OTD faculty and students.
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
hybrid teaching; virtual learning; strategies; COVID-19
Bilotta, Julia, "Strategies for Hybrid Teaching" (2020). OTD Capstone Projects. 52.