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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Hybrid Learning

Hybrid courses integrate face-to-face (F2F) and online instruction and activities. Students will attend some in-person lectures, labs and/or tutorials but also engage with online content, either synchronously or asynchronously. 

Synchronous online learning occurs when the instructor and students engage with the course content and each other in real time but from different locations. This can be done through platforms such as Google Meet or Kaltura Virtual Classroom.

Asynchronous online learning occurs when the instructor and students engage with the course content and each other at different times and from different locations. The instructor provides materials and resources that students can review at their own time and guides students through assessments and feedback as needed.

You may have a combination of synchronous and asynchronous components in a given course. It is important to review the delivery modality of each course and plan your schedule accordingly. You should also confirm that your laptop or tech device is compatible with the platforms to be used in your courses and download any required software ahead of time.

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For answers to specific questions about hybrid learning platforms, check out our Ed Tech Guides created by students, for students.


Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Learning. (2020, December 17). Keep Learning Website, University of Waterloo.