WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
 
Mix and Mash: Synchronous DE-with Student Perspective

Speaker
Moderator: Sean Higgins, Founder, Head of Business Development, ilos Videos
Speaker: Andy Black, Executive Director of Educational Technologies, College of Nursing, University of Utah


Description


Synchronous distance education can be delivered in many different forms: video conferencing, web conferencing, audio conferencing, etc. In some cases, these forms may also be mixed in order to accommodate different learner technology and attendance needs. Black has been teaching one particular course in a mixed-distance format since 2012, and received consistent positive feedback from students regarding this method. Live class sessions are held weekly, with some students (primarily international with attendance requirements) attending locally, and others coming in remotely through Adobe Connect. Sessions are recorded and uploaded to the class for viewing by those that are unable to attend, and for later review as needed.

This session will present lessons learned and best practices in teaching live classes using web conferencing technologies. Students from the spring, 2016 course will be brought in through Adobe Connect and provide additional feedback from their perspectives regarding the use of the web conferencing system for live distance education, and also respond to questions from the session audience.