In blended courses, 30-50% of the scheduled contact hours do not take place in presence or hybrid, but as asynchronous or synchronous online units.
Asynchronous online units
Asynchronous online units are guided self-learning sessions with specified learning activities, which replace the usual synchronous contact hours (course units). The workload reflects the replaced contact hours.
Syllabus: Asynchronous units are not presented in the syllabus like course units, but in the form of descriptions. In synchronous units, the terms of the delivery format apply.
Examinations can be held in presence as well as online.
|Learning activity: A learning activity includes a work instruction as well as the possibility to ask questions and to get feedback. Learning activities must be completed within a defined period of time.|
|Performance assessment: Learning activities are not part of the performance assessment, rather they serve its preparation. They will not be evaluated. However, their fulfillment (equivalent to compulsory attendance) is necessary for the positive completion of the course. In addition to the learning activities, partial performances can also be required during the same period, which are included in the overall assessment at the end.|
|Non-performance: Unfulfilled learning activities are evaluated like absences. It should be noted that in the case of a non-performance (e.g. due to illness), the excuse must cover the entire period of time. If there is a period of 4 weeks for the fulfillment of a work assignment and the learning activity was not fulfilled because one was ill in the last week before the deadline, then this is not considered a sufficient excuse for the non-performance.|
Technical equipment: Students are responsible for their own technical equipment to participate in online courses. For synchronous online courses, we use MS Teams or Zoom. Further information you will find at Tools & Services.