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1 Teaching via Video Conferencing To boldly go where none of us have gone before….

2 References Robyn Honeman from her teaching via video conferencing presentation – please visit this sitewww.ritls-ant07.wikispaces.com

3 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

4 Why use Video Conferencing? Enhanced learning experiences –Specialist teachers –Industry experts –Cross campus Delivery

5 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

6 Good Practices Good Camera Shots –Up Close and Personal –Background – avoid clutter if possible –Contrast clothing with background

7 Good Practices Avoid –Reds Bleed –White – reflect glare –Strong patterns –Black and very dark – blend into background

8 Preparing Materials Quality rather than quantity Not all images will be suitable: – complicated diagrams – detailed notes – certain colours and graphics – finely detailed slides

9 Preparing materials….

10 Text and Fonts Sans Serif fonts Tahoma Arial Universal Verdana Size –Text: 28 pt >32 pt –Headings: 40 pt > 44 pt

11 Text and Fonts Smaller font sizes, like 20, may be illegible at the far end. Lots of colours can be distracting

12 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?

13 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!


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