Teaching in virtual classrooms

Module 7 discusses how web conferencing software such as can be used effectively in teaching and learning environments. The five chapters focus on the following key topics:

  1. Let’s go virtual
  2. Skills and abilities of the VC teacher
  3. Planning an effective VC session
  4. Implementing an effective VC session
  5. Evaluating an effective VC session

Virtual classrooms provide a wide range of possibilities for connecting with students who are separated by time and space. The Module discusses how to prepare and run a VC session, taking a closer look at both the benefits and challenges associated with teaching in virtual classrooms. The Module shows in what ways a VC differs from a physical one, illustrating that teachers need to adopt a different strategy to engage visual learners.

The iLab manual Module 7 offers you additional information, useful links and helpful suggestions for Module 7 to enrich your teaching. Based on the cBook it can be used in everyday teaching to deepen some topics or in combination with the iLab (innovation Lab). The iLab is the two-day on-site training course of #Teaching2030, either provided by a project team member or organized in a self-directed way by university teachers. The iLab gives you the opportunity to try out new approaches, methods and competencies from the cBook.

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