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1 A Commuter Campus Conundrum Solved - Devin Henson, Midlands Technical College

2 (Primarily) a free service that allows users to communicate by voice, video, and instant messaging. Big… In March 2012, Skype hit 35 million concurrent users. Not originally intended for education purposes. Since 2009, Skype has had a continually improving screen sharing feature.

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4 Lecture

5 Textbook

6 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers

7 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers Instructors Office Hours

8 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers Instructors Office Hours Online Resources (Google, Khan Academy, Wolfram Alpha)

9 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers Instructors Office Hours Online Resources (Google, Khan Academy, Wolfram Alpha) Podcasts / Lecture Videos / Lecture Notes

10 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers Instructors Office Hours Online Resources (Google, Khan Academy, Wolfram Alpha) Podcasts / Lecture Videos / Lecture Notes Which is the most underutilized resource??

11 Lecture Textbook On Campus Tutoring Centers Instructors Office Hours Online Resources (Google, Khan Academy, Wolfram Alpha) Podcasts / Lecture Videos / Lecture Notes Which is the most underutilized resource??

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13 Students quickly leave class/campus for other obligations (work, children, etc.).

14 Office hours are typically in the morning/afternoon. Students do homework in the evenings.

15 Students quickly leave class/campus for other obligations (work, children, etc.). Office hours are typically in the morning/afternoon. Students do homework in the evenings. Office hours may not be directly before or after class.

16 Students quickly leave class/campus for other obligations (work, children, etc.). Office hours are typically in the morning/afternoon. Students do homework in the evenings. Office hours may not be directly before or after class. And on and on…

17 Broadcast Classes Beltline Campus Airport Campus

18 Broadcast Classes

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22 A laptop or pc/mac

23 Tablet (Interwrite, Wacom Bamboo, etc.)

24 A laptop or pc/mac Tablet (Interwrite, Wacom Bamboo, etc.) Webcam (invest in a good one!)

25 A laptop or pc/mac Tablet (Interwrite, Wacom Bamboo, etc.) Webcam (invest in a good one!) Skype (www.skype.com)www.skype.com

26 eBook Screen Capture Software

27 Calculator Emulators

28 Use Web Camera/iPad/iPhone/ iPod Touch instead of tablet

29 Download and install Skype Provide students with your username Let students know when you will be online.

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32 1. In your opinion, would it be beneficial to students to have instructors offer part of their office hours via Skype? a. No, I wouldnt use them. b. Its not a bad idea, just not really for me. c. Yes, I really like the flexibility of when/where I can get help from my instructor.

33 1. In your opinion, would it be beneficial to students to have instructors offer part of their office hours via Skype? a. No, I wouldnt use them. b. Its not a bad idea, just not really for me. c. Yes, I really like the flexibility of when/where I can get help from my instructor. 35% 0% 65%

34 2. Would office hours via Skype be useful to you? a. Not for me, I prefer office hours face to face. b. I would never use office hours, face to face or via Skype. c. Yes, I would really benefit from using Skype office hours.

35 2. Would office hours via Skype be useful to you? a. Not for me, I prefer office hours face to face. b. I would never use office hours, face to face or via Skype. c. Yes, I would really benefit from using Skype office hours. 30% 14% 56%

36 3. Would you prefer to replace a greater percentage of traditional office hours with Skype office hours? a. No, I prefer to come to instructors offices face to face. b. I dont really use office hours. c. Yes, more office hours via Skype would be great.

37 3. Would you prefer to replace a greater percentage of traditional office hours with Skype office hours? a. No, I prefer to come to instructors offices face to face. b. I dont really use office hours. c. Yes, more office hours via Skype would be great. 32% 38% 30%

38 4. Would you utilize an instructors office hours more or less if they were provided via Skype? a. I would feel uncomfortable Skyping an instructor to get help. b. I really prefer meeting face to face with my instructor. c. Definitely more, the flexibility for when/where I can meet is great.

39 4. Would you utilize an instructors office hours more or less if they were provided via Skype? a. I would feel uncomfortable Skyping an instructor to get help. b. I really prefer meeting face to face with my instructor. c. Definitely more, the flexibility for when/where I can meet is great. 5% 35% 60%

40 - Let students Skype into class in emergency situations (travel, illness, etc.).

41 - Hold group study sessions via Skype. - (Group Screen Sharing available with Skype Premium, $60/yr)

42 - Record live lectures, or supplementary videos with your Bamboo Pad to post online. [Required: Laptop, webcam, Wacom Bamboo tablet, Camtasia, YouTube]

43 - 6,000+ YouTube hits.

44 - 6,000+ YouTube hits.

45 Devin Henson Mathematics Department Midlands Technical College Columbia, SC Website:


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