Approaches to dual delivery teaching to support student engagement

Dual-delivery subjects are those that are taught in two modes: blended delivery (online and campus-based) for students who can attend campus, and entirely online delivery for students who cannot attend campus.

In this video, presenters provide a brief overview of the main approaches to dual delivery teaching (split cohort and blended synchronous) and outline some research-informed educational principles to guide the design of activities to engage students in these approaches.

Presenters also offer some practical strategies and examples for lecturers in various disciplinary teaching and learning contexts.


Thomas Cochrane
Associate Professor Thomas Cochrane

Technology Enhanced Learning, Melbourne CSHE
Thomas has expertise in qualitative research in technology-enhanced learning, with a focus upon action research, and design based research methodologies. His specialisations include mobile learning, designing mixed reality learning environments, heutagogy (self-regulated learning), communities of practice, and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning.

 Alex Tsirgialos
Alex Tsirgialos

Senior Learning Designer, Student and Scholarly Services
Alex is a Senior Learning Designer with FlexAP and has worked in course curriculum and subject design for F2F, blended and fully online modes of delivery in UK and Australian universities in a broad range of disciplines including Health, Science, Media and the Arts.

Associate Professor Kate Tregloan

Assistant Dean (Teaching Quality), Architecture, Building and Planning
Associate Professor Kate Tregloan is Assistant Dean (Teaching Quality) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and Director of the Built Environments Learning & Teaching (BEL+T) group. She focuses on creative education and its contributions to interdisciplinary impact, the built environment, and addressing community need.

Anthony Morphett
Dr Anthony Morphett

Lecturer, Mathematics and Statistics
Anthony is a teaching-focussed lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. He is part of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre team who led the School of Mathematics and Statistics successfully through the rapid transition to online teaching in 2020. He is a member of the Learning and Teaching Innovation research group with a particular interest in the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Sandra McLaren
Associate Professor Sandra McLaren

School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
Sandra is a geologist in the School of Earth Sciences with broad interests and research experience in understanding the evolution of the continental crust. She is a teaching and research academic who has been on a teaching specialist secondment for the past two years. She is President of the Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network and a strong supporter of evidence-based teaching approaches and of teaching excellence in her School.