Remote Teaching and Learning Series: Part 2 Holding Synchronous Video Classes
February 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$45.00
(F Feb 12, 11am-12:30pm Eastern Standard Time)
In this 1.5-hour workshop, we will compare several online video meeting platforms that you may find useful for holding synchronous classes. We will go over the pros and cons of several popular programs (Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and Webex) discussing why you may choose one over another. This is not an IT workshop where we work out technical difficulties, the focus of this workshop will be on the quality of the platform as it serves teachers who are simulating an interactive classroom experience. We will consider the ease of set-up, quality of connectivity, privacy settings, and compare a variety of features such as screen-sharing, student presentation abilities, the flow of discussions, continuous sidebar chat, student participation, quizzing the group, recording and replay of the class period. We will practice using the common features of these programs and go over ways you might interact to optimize collaboration and communication. The objective of this workshop is to help you choose a medium that works best for your classes and your style of instruction.