On June 25, Brian Beatty was a guest to Bryan Alexander’s “Future Forum.”
He will be a guest again this coming Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1PM Central.
Here is the recording from the June 25th session:
On June 25, it was agreed Brian will bring updates and new developments, considering the pandemic impact on that mode of teaching.
To RSVP ahead of time, or to jump straight in, just click these links:
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), we must be vigilant to keep our classes relevant to the rapidly changing workplace and the emerging digital aspects of life in the 2020s.
deployment of 5G delivery to mobile computing
Certainly, 5G provides a huge upgrade in bandwidth, enabling better streaming of video and gaming. However, it is the low latency of 5G that enables the most powerful potential for distance learning. VR, AR and XR could not smoothly function in the 4G environment because of the lag in images and responses caused by a latency rate of 50 milliseconds (ms). The new 5G technologies drop that latency rate to 5 ms or less, which produces responses and images that our brains perceive as seamlessly instant.
more on the 4IR in this IMS blog
Discussion in my faculty meeting this morning: academic advisor shared that even though students previously said they wanted synchronous courses (because they were more like f2f courses) they now are dropping synchronous in favor of asynchronous. I find this hard to believe. Is anyone actually experiencing this?
more on synchronous discussions in this IMS blog
more on asynchronous discussions in this IMS blog:
House of Cards: Can the American university be saved?
Daniel Bessner Sept 8, 2929
Your Classes Are on Zoom and Your Teaching Staff Is Being Cut
On the Current Situation: Normal Violences, Pandemics, Emergencies, Necropolitics, Zombies, and Creepy Treehouses?Jeremy Hunsinger
Classroom Routines Must Change. Here’s What Teaching Looks Like Under COVID-19
By Sarah Schwartz August 5, 2020
Class cultures built on collaboration or group project work will change.
discuss these priorities and present ideas for adapting common classroom routines for remote or socially distanced settings.
- Frequent, meaningful engagement
- Cognitively demanding work
- Responding to formative assessment
Adapting Common Classroom Routines in an Online (or Socially Distanced) Environment
- Introduce yourself to students at the beginning of the year
- Hold a remote discussion
- Plan a socially distanced art, music, or physical education lesson
- Have students think-pair-share
Virtual labs simulate the tools, equipment, tests, and procedures used in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, and other disciplines.
more on VR in nursing in this IMS blog
15 Free Digital Tools to Boost Students’ Engagement Online
A review of digital tools and ideas for teachers to support formative assessment in online classrooms
more on engagement in this IMS blog
For those looking for ways to set podcast assignments : we developed a toolbox to guide students to plan, record and edit a 10-15min episode last year (little did I know I’d be rolling it out in a remote course, but it worked… mostly). Material, prompts and some thoughts on assessment now available on our website :https://blogs.helsinki.fi/podcourse/. Feel free to use it… and let me know how you get on 😉.
more on podcast in this IMS blog
worked together to analyze scientific information and visually represent it in a way that demonstrated their understanding.
When he tested his students, the scores among those who had created videos and visualizations were about 25 percent higher than those who had done traditional note-taking summaries.
more on effective presentations in this IMS blog