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Polycom Workshop 080408


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Slides from the Effective Videoconference Teaching workshop 8 April 2008

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Polycom Workshop 080408

  1. 1. Effective Videoconference Teaching Presented by: Carol Daunt Skyring [email_address] Hosted by: Polycom
  2. 2. Thanks to:
  3. 3. Who is Carol? From Australia Once an infants teacher Teaching by VC since 1993 M Ed: Nature of interaction in educational videoconferencing
  4. 4. Elect a Leader <ul><li>Organize questions/comments/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Line up mics & cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Report on answers </li></ul><ul><li>Mic off unless speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Say your name & site to identify </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introductions <ul><li>Your site </li></ul><ul><li>Number of attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Excite Challenge New Ideas
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teacher = Lecturer, Instructor, Professor, Trainer etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Participation! </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing is just ___ tool in your toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>F2F teaching must be _______ for VC </li></ul><ul><li>Good VC teaching requires _______ </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing must be ________ </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on the ________ not the button pushing </li></ul>Workshop Principles one modified planning interactive pedagogy
  8. 8. Watch out for: <ul><li>Not just my content </li></ul><ul><li>Good & bad techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas from others </li></ul><ul><li>Slide colors & layout </li></ul>
  9. 9. Topics <ul><li>Creating an engaging environment </li></ul><ul><li>Key instructional techniques & strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Designing interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with variety </li></ul><ul><li>Livening up lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Visually </li></ul><ul><li>Good VC teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction/ Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Activity <ul><li>List 3 things you'd like to know about teaching via videoconference </li></ul>You have 3 minutes
  11. 11. Thinking Visually
  12. 12. How We Understand See 55% Voice 38% Words 7%
  13. 13. Good Visuals <ul><li>Minimum 24 point bold: </li></ul><ul><li>This is 12 point regular </li></ul><ul><li>This is 12 point bold </li></ul><ul><li>This is 16 point regular </li></ul><ul><li>This is 16 point bold </li></ul><ul><li>This is 20 point regular </li></ul><ul><li>This is 20 point bold </li></ul><ul><li>Use sans serif font </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Ideas can be presented using symbols, graphics, pictures, diagrams, maps </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ideas can be presented using: <ul><li>symbols </li></ul><ul><li>graphics </li></ul><ul><li>pictures </li></ul><ul><li>diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>maps </li></ul>
  16. 16. Word Picture Ideas symbols graphics pictures diagrams maps
  17. 17. Activity <ul><li>Draw a word picture for this concept: </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing is a combination of sound, motion & interaction. </li></ul>You have 5 minutes
  18. 18. Sound Vision Interaction Videoconferencing + +
  19. 19. Sound Vision Interaction Video conferencing
  20. 20. Document Camera: <ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul>
  21. 21. Line up a camera shot How Do You Look & Move?
  22. 22. Good Camera Shots <ul><li>Center of screen </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes one third from top of screen </li></ul><ul><li>Leave some room around </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wear busy patterns </li></ul>
  23. 23. How Do You Sound? <ul><li>Enthusiastic & energetic teachers will keep the attention of learners </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions/Comments
  25. 25. Is teaching via videoconference different to teaching face-to-face? Discuss - you have 3 minutes
  26. 26. Activity <ul><li>List attributes of a good teacher </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List attributes of a good VC teacher </li></ul></ul>You have 3 minutes <ul><li>Compare your list with others in the same group - make a master list </li></ul>You have 5 minutes
  27. 27. Leaders please <ul><li>Facilitate an on-site discussion to compare the two lists and come to a conclusion about VC teaching as compared to F2F teaching. </li></ul>You have 5 minutes
  28. 28. Interaction/Engagement
  29. 29. What's the difference between a videoconference & a video?
  30. 30. Activity <ul><li>List interactive techniques you use in your teaching </li></ul>You have 3 minutes
  31. 31. Michael G. Moore 1993 in: Distance Education: New Perspectives Categorize your interactive techniques 3 types of interaction learner/learning materials learner/learner teacher/learner
  32. 32. Activity <ul><li>Discuss your interactive techniques: </li></ul><ul><li>Could you use them in VC? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any that you couldn't use in VC? </li></ul>You have 5 minutes
  33. 33. Questions/Comments
  34. 34. Planning
  35. 35. General Planning <ul><li>Class size </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-videoconference activities </li></ul><ul><li>Post-videoconference activities </li></ul>
  36. 36. Administrative Matters <ul><li>Enrolment/registration </li></ul><ul><li>Support staff </li></ul><ul><li>On-site requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling VC times </li></ul><ul><li>Planning time </li></ul>
  37. 37. VC Session Planning
  38. 38. Questions/Comments
  39. 39. Techniques we've used <ul><li>Writing responses </li></ul><ul><li>Discussing on-site </li></ul><ul><li>Q &A </li></ul><ul><li>Various visuals </li></ul>
  40. 40. More Resources & Discussion <ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Online forum: http: //tinyurl .com/46gtre </li></ul><ul><li>Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>CAP: </li></ul><ul><li>Email me: [email_address] </li></ul>