Zoom is a software that offers remote conferencing services combining video conferencing, audio conferencing, online meetings, chats, and mobile collaboration for up to 500 participants (only in paid-for plans). Additionally, it offers a host of supplementing functions that make it possible – with fairly little practice – to host classes almost as if on campus. The most useful such functions for classes are(more…)
Apart from suitable methodologies, considered practices and good teaching ideas, online teaching and learning at home also depends – or at least may be significantly improved – by appropriate hardware setups at both ends – the instructor side and the student side.(more…)
Clearly, Zoom (more information here) has exploded to become a leading platform for online teaching and learning as well as general online meetings in early 2020, but it is certainly not the only platform/tool available, it doesn’t offer all the functions liked and needed especially in creative studio courses, and recently it raised a series of security concerns.(more…)
As part of moving classes online during the Covid-19 emergency in spring 2020 many instructors began recording their live classes to later provide them for download for those who couldn’t attend (>asynchronous delivery), want to re-view and/or possibly also for institutional teaching evaluation/quality assurance purposes etc.
There are at least three problematic issues with the approach: Intellectual property rights (IPR), privacy rights, and inappropriate/unauthorised use of data/information.(more…)