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Distributed Classroom

Presentation at SWITCH eduhub days 2013

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Distributed Classroom

  1. 1. Distributed Classroom Concepts and First Experiences Bruno Wenk, HTW Chur bruno.wenk@htwchur.ch 1 1
  2. 2. Concepts face to face teaching in the classroom; some of the students are present the other students attend the class via Internetless travelling time for distributed studentseventually, less travelling time for teacherteacher acts on her/his own initiative! 2 2
  3. 3. Technical Aspects teacher manages the distributed classroom autonomouslyWeb ConferencingSystem (e.g. AdobeConnect, BigBlueButton) communication with distributed studentsexternal microphone &webcamdigital whiteboard face to face teachingteacher uses her/hisown laptop 3 3
  4. 4. Didactical Aspectsexplicitly structured lessons! didactical scenarios (e.g. lecture, group work, case study, exercise, discussion, presentation) with slightly different preparation compared to conventional face to face lessons chat as means for communication with the distributed students digital whiteboard rather than overhead projector, blackboard or conventional whiteboard provisions for unexpected technical problems 4 4
  5. 5. Initial Experiences students like it, some teachers are scepticalstudents like it because they gain time; they generously forgive forminor technical or handling difficultiesstudents collaborate spontaneously using the chatteachers must accept initial effort and slightly higher preliminarylead timesquality of teaching increases (?) 5 5
  6. 6. Further Informationproject wiki: http://toolbox.switch.ch/distributedclassroomcomments, suggestions, contributions are highly appreciated! 6 6

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