Of all the technologies available to assist in distance education, videoconferencing is the most similar to ordinary classroom instruction. However there are a few key differences in the teaching and learning process that require attention from trainers and learners to use videoconference successfully.
This page contains a list of questions that have been asked by trainers along with suggestions and examples provided by experienced videoconference instructors. These suggestions were supported based on research in the field of distance education.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY SESSION?
HOW DO STUDENTS GET ACCESS TO MATERIALS SUCH AS HANDOUTS AND POWERPOINT SLIDES?
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ARRANGE THE ROOM?
HOW CAN REMOTE LEARNERS BE ENCOURAGED TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION?
HOW DO I MANAGE TEAMS IN A CLASS WITH REMOTE STUDENTS?
WHAT DO I DO WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE LEARNER JOINING IN FROM A REMOTE LOCATION?
WHAT DO I DO WHEN REMOTE PARTICIPANTS NEED TO PRESENT TO THE REST OF THE CLASS?
WHAT DO I DO IF I NOTICE AN 'US VERSUS THEM' ATTITUDE FORMING AMONG STUDENTS AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS?
HOW DO I DEAL WITH REMOTE LEARNERS WHO SAY THAT THEY FEEL ISOLATED FROM THE REST OF THE CLASS?