Streaming theatre in a virtual classroom case study

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  • Streaming theatre in a virtual classroom case study

    1. 1. Streaming Theatre in a Virtual Classroom <ul><ul><li>Stevens, Childs, Lint and Eversmann </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 2006 - April 2007 </li></ul>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/
    2. 2. Situation <ul><li>Develop modules on inter-cultural aspects of performance, and link students from both courses together. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a series of videoconference sessions and online tasks that effectively achieve the aims </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the pictorial essay (linking images and video) as a form of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>undergraduate module - Cross-Cultural Performance Analysis – delivered entirely through web-based videoconferencing and web 2.0 technologies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Participants <ul><li>7 Undergraduates from Theaterwetenschap, Universiteit van Amsterdam and 7 from School of Theatre and Performance Warwick </li></ul><ul><li>Amsterdam: Dr. Peter Eversmann and Dr. Erik Lint at the Universiteit van Amsterdam had experience of Breeze, Online editing </li></ul><ul><li>Warwick: Mark Childs, Jonathan Stevens, Tim White had experience of web 2.0 –based collaborative learning, teaching via videoconferencing, learning object repositories. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Technological setup <ul><li>Develop, integrate and evaluate: </li></ul><ul><li>Format, encoding and metadata of video files </li></ul><ul><li>Upload mechanism for video files </li></ul><ul><li>The digitale snijmachine (cutting machine) </li></ul><ul><li>Student collaboration platform (inc blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing platform </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated through course website </li></ul>
    5. 5. Task <ul><li>Identify effective techniques for telematic teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Create assessment tasks and criteria that employ use of video materials (the pictorial essay) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify effective online techniques for student collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students with exposure to technology, but make cultural exchange the focus of the interaction, not the technology. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Actions <ul><li>These technologies were applies in parallel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital snijmachine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Breeze </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And integrated through a common website </li></ul>
    7. 13. The ‘telematic environment’
    8. 15. <ul><li>Integrating different media beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion worked better than presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating schedules and assessment criteria most difficult element </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright clearance most difficult element </li></ul><ul><li>Various problems with Breeze </li></ul>Results Social Presence Participant A Social Presence Participant B Copresence Participants A and B
    9. 16. Obervations <ul><li>Set clear tasks for blog/forum/etc </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule time for online collaboration outside of formal sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Have offline debriefing </li></ul><ul><li>Start with more ice-breaking sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide time at start of module for sharing cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Pair up students earlier?? </li></ul><ul><li>Let them use the tool they want </li></ul><ul><li>Observe, moderate and evaluate constantly </li></ul>

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