Does Video Conferencing Work for Learning? Best Practices in the Online Synchronous Classroom
Concurrent Session 6
In this session, we will explore best practices in e-learning video conferencing. We will apply the theories of "transactional distance" and "Communities of Inquiry" as we evaluate this technology and consider the most popular tools and what current research is saying related to student success.
With the advent of high-speed internet, connected devices, and free video conferencing tools, synchronous online classroom meetings are available to almost every teacher. But why should we use this technology? What can it accomplish over asynchronous discussions and pre-recorded video content? What educational objectives does it meet? What does current research say that can inform our teaching and instructional design? In this session, we will explore these questions and more.
Attendees will learn:
the best practices of video conferences in e-learning
the most popular video conferencing software being used in schools today
how to apply and evaluate the theories of "transactional distance" and "communities of inquiry" to synchronous video learning
what types of learning objectives are best met with video conferencing
what types of learning objectives are best met with other technologies
practical teaching strategies to increase learning in your online classroom
In this interactive session, the attendees will also help build knowledge by presenting their own uses of online video and give questions through web-based polls. An interactive paired activity will be utilized to demonstrate the concept of “transactional distance.” Attendees will also be invited to experience the latest web conferencing tool Zoom through a live hosted Zoom video conferencing session.