About a week ago, the Philippines eLearing Society invited me to run a webinar for them about effective online teaching for their members. They asked if I could run the event on Friday 8th May at 10AM their time. After a little bit of re-organising of my schedule for that day, I agreed and was planning to run it via my BlueJeans online conference tool which handles up to 200 participants at a time.
They suggested that they may be an issue because there could be up to 2000 teachers interested in joining this session. After I picked myself up from the floor, I agreed to use their Microsoft Teams Events system whoch would handle those sort of numbers.
With so many potential connections, anything could go wrong technically so I decided to create a series of short videos for the participants to stream on their devices and then do Q&A in between each video. This would be a practical example of both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning that I could model for them. Adding the wonderful How do you do online teaching clip made by Adobe Education Leader and TAFE QLD educators Kev Lavery into the mix, I had a good 1hr webinar in place.
During the dry run, I was told that 4000 teachers had registered to get access to the recording but because it was a teaching day there would be a considerable drop off.
We ended up with 1,059 teachers live, it was the largest online audience I have ever worked with.
Below are the videos I prepared for this event.
- COVID-19 disruptions forcing a needed change
- Synchronous online teaching
- Students as moderators
- Features of a good synchronous tool
- Asynchronous online teaching
- Using an LMS
- Open webcams at the start of a synchronous session
- Mute mics
- Record short segment
- Some unit & school avoid synchronous sessions
- Q&A & polls
- Flipped Learning
- Blooms Taxonomy
- Seymour Papert
- Plug into network
- Use headset
- Look at your webcam
- Light behind or to the side of camera
- Second device for monitoring
- Blended learning
- Open mind set vs closed mind set
- Video as a literacy
- Spark Video
- Premiere Rush
- Premiere Pro
- Teacher making their own content
Kev Lavery’s video – How do you do online learning?
- Work smarter not harder
- Look at the camera
- Pre-record your own session (10 min max)
- Divide long presentations into shorter chapters
- Stream video content from YouTube or Vimeo
- Use your LMS
- Use a Spark Page within your LMS
- Follow an online news format
- Avoid lots of text
- Follow copyright
- Use royalty free images
- Adobe Education Exchange edex.adobe.com
- Adobe Distance Learning Resources site – https://edex.adobe.com/distance-learning
- Weekly Inject Creativity Live webinars – bit.ly/adobe-inject
- Adobe EduTips https://vimeo.com/groups/adobeedutips
- Adobe for Education YouTube Channel bit.ly/adobe-Edu-YT
I hope you find these helpful.