Four instructional models for teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic


On this page, you will find suggestions and guidance on how to successfully manage the shift from traditional classroom instruction to other forms of instruction and learning formats that comply with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s applicable guidelines.

The instructional models outlined here have been developed by AU’s Centre for Educational Development (CED) to assist you in adapting the instructional format of your classes to comply with the stricter guidelines. You will also find links to your faculty’s specific recommendations on the right.

Pedagogical considerations

We recommend that you take the following considerations into account when using any of the four instructional models presented here.

  • What activities should the students participate in before, between and after scheduled classes?
  • How can you ensure ongoing communication and harmonisation of expectations with your students?
  • How can you make sure that synchronous and asynchronous activities are coordinated in a meaningful way?
  • Which activities can be carried out individually and which would work better in groups?
  • What are the best technological tools to use to support the classes you plan?  

Technical support for the four models

Technology and the choice of technology play a central role in all four models. Here is an overview of guides to the different tools that can be used in connection with the four models.

Tools for synchronous activities

Tools for asynchronous activities