Presentation on theme: "Teaching via Video Conferencing To boldly go where none of us have gone before…."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching via Video Conferencing To boldly go where none of us have gone before….
References Robyn Honeman from her teaching via video conferencing presentation www.ritls-ant07.wikispaces.com – please visit this sitewww.ritls-ant07.wikispaces.com
Guidelines/Protocols Mute when not speaking Up Close and Personal Shot Mobile Phone off or on silent Gestures are acceptable Q’s – Name and Site Interruptions OK Pastel Paper and Whiteboard Marker
Why use Video Conferencing? Enhanced learning experiences –Specialist teachers –Industry experts –Cross campus Delivery
Why use Video Conferencing Increased flexibility Make courses viable (Low student numbers can be collated) It’s fun Less Drive Time….. Multi-campus delivery can minimise costs
Good Practices Good Camera Shots –Up Close and Personal –Background – avoid clutter if possible –Contrast clothing with background
Good Practices Avoid –Reds Bleed –White – reflect glare –Strong patterns –Black and very dark – blend into background
Preparing Materials Quality rather than quantity Not all images will be suitable: – complicated diagrams – detailed notes – certain colours and graphics – finely detailed slides
Text and Fonts Sans Serif fonts Tahoma Arial Universal Verdana Size –Text: 28 pt >32 pt –Headings: 40 pt > 44 pt
Text and Fonts Smaller font sizes, like 20, may be illegible at the far end. Lots of colours can be distracting
VC –v- Classroom Change of Focus Powerpoint – font and sizes Interactive Plan Resources and Lesson Plan Learning Styles of Students 1 hr Classroom = 2 ½ hr VC Documents on Screen – how long?
Practical Implications Additional session planning –Got to be well planned in advance The ability to change the session plan according to needs of the audience – just as might happen in face to face delivery Back up Plan!