How can you support ongoing collaborative student activities if there is a flu pandemic and the university is closed? How can you interact simultaneously with a group of students in the classroom and a group outside of the classroom? This seminar will review experiences by the speaker teaching using Moodle in both distance learning and mixed-mode classroom environments. Software reviewed will include uStream, Blackboard Collaborate (was Elluminate), Adobe Connect Meeting, and the open source / free system Big Blue Button.
<p>Brant Knutzen is the Learning Designer for the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has been involved in eLearning for 28 years as software developer, website developer, and corporate trainer. He currently teaches on an MSc Education program relating to eLearning and educational leadership, and provides eLearning support and professional development for teaching staff. His research areas include the design, implementation and evaluation of highly engaging blended learning environments for schools and higher education. Current Moodle plugin development projects include the Participation Map: a new way to visually display online discussion activity, and the Participation Forum: which generates a grade based on student posting activity. See Brant.Knutzen.se for more information.</p>