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EdTech Center: Distance Learning Strategy Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Ebony Vandross
28:07
@Eric I created this for users!
Lama Masri
28:13
Lama Masri, Frederick Community College, MD
Ebony Vandross
29:05
ContactEBONY_VANDROSS@WORLDED.ORGfor further assistance :)
Theresa (Babin) Adorno
29:52
Hi everyone! I'm Theresa @ Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
Ebony Vandross
31:13
https://edtechbooks.org/hyflex
Eric Schack
34:15
I like that, Ebony!
Jen Vanek
39:55
Hi everyone — Please ask questions for David to answer.
Rachel Riggs
47:31
This is a great overview! David, can you remind us what combination of technology you're using and let us know, if you had unlimited resources, if you'd make any changes?
Jen Vanek
47:37
Questions for David?
David Rosen
47:41
David, have you tried OWLs, or SWIVLs -- Classroom robot cameras ?
Victoria Neff
48:43
David - Can you share more about the different example scenarios where you have seen success for these different technologies working together?
Sarah Wheeler
48:52
One of my ESL providers is using OWL cameras and have already been able to re-engage some students.
Lien Harris
49:47
I've recently started using an OWL camera, but I haven't found it to be a huge benefit to what we were using before. I'm still figuring out all the settings though.
Daniel Loges
49:57
I was also going to mention the OWL. :-) It doesn't have the con of being a permanent installation. It's portable. But, it's pricy.
Jennifer Duclos
50:00
Hi everyone, We're demoing the Cisco Webex Touch 10s in some of our Mesa classrooms. Love them so far!
David Rosen
50:08
David, have you run into problems with remote learners being able to hear what’s going on in the classroom and, if so, what have you done to address them?
Sarah Wheeler
50:10
There is a similar tracking product for Zoom Rooms. I am in the process of getting those set up, but the supply chain has been an issue!
Christine Drieling
50:24
We use webcams at Hubbs Center in St. Paul, MN.
Christine Drieling
50:56
We will be looking at the OWL and SWIVL (as soon as they get here!) at Hubbs.
Jose Adorno
51:17
What was your experience with bandwidth having students with cameras and stream on in the classroom?
Jose Adorno
51:55
We had difficulty with keeping them all on in the school but everything was fine when we were all remote.
Victoria Neff
52:16
With the student tracking camera - does it zoom into the student when they are speaking?
Sarah Wheeler
52:58
@Jose - we had to install an additional wireless access point in the conference room to accommodate Hyflex
Aimee Finley
54:43
If you don't have the ability to acquire new technology or change the classroom set ups, would you still advise trying HiFlex models, or would it no longer be effective?
Christine Drieling
54:51
From what we have learned, the OWL or SWIVL seem like a cheaper alternative for student-tracking.
Lien Harris
54:59
The OWL camera can move to the student who is speaking, but it takes a bit of time, so if the student isn't speaking for long time, the camera might not make it there on time. Also, my online students say they have a hard time hearing the students when they're speaking.
Janice Fera
55:53
Would love to see a list of these tools and approx. cost
Thomas Larrabee
55:57
I teach adult esol and want there to be multiple conversations in groupwork etc. what tech might help me facilitate this
Christine Drieling
56:10
@Aimee, the cheapest way we have successfully done this is just getting a webcam for about $150 and a tripod. It’s not perfect, but it does work for us every day.
Katie Bratisax
56:14
That would be helpful, thank you
Aimee Finley
56:26
Thank you @ Christine!
Sarah Wheeler
56:27
@Aimee I have been doing it for years with an external wide-angle web cam and an external mic/speaker and an existing projector. I would encourage you to look for funding opportunities because there is a lot of funding out there for technology right now.
Aimee Finley
57:55
I agree with you...I am just planning ahead as we try to change mindsets at our organization.
Penny Pearson (OTAN)
01:01:43
For all presenters, HyFlex needs not only fearless teachers, but highly skilled teachers as well; are any of you dealing with push-back regarding the workload? HyFlex requires more time, more tech, and as you say, that fearless mindset. But as some are being 'pushed' into this model, how is management dealing with the additional workload they are asking their teachers to embrace?
Aimee Finley
01:02:56
@Penny - great question. Also, is there any differential for teachers that instruct this way? Is there an "opt out" for those that cannot handle this?
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
01:04:14
"unbox the students!" I love that. So many meanings.
Tracey Mollins
01:04:24
Penny - the school board in Toronto, Ontario tried it out in some adult literacy classes and there was enormous push back because of the increased workload and how difficult they found it to manage the classroom dynamic. I do not know what tech they were using. They did not expand the project.
Jen Vanek
01:04:30
@Heidi — before it’s too late! LOL
Penny Pearson (OTAN)
01:10:42
@Tracey, that's interesting; my biggest concern is the potential for administrators/managers to forget the student. HyFlex is MOST beneficial to learners, and as the pandemic has shown, those learners who continued their learning (gained those tech skills, accessed learning sites etc) they now expect it. It would be interesting to know what supports (if any) Toronto offered teachers to successfully implement HyFlex.
Jen Vanek
01:12:07
😅
Tracey Mollins
01:13:18
Yes - I am unclear on that part. I just was in a conversation where people were reacting to the challenges. I am not sure if it was as well-constructed as what Julie is describing - it is not about the shift I think but about design and support. Enable and empower 🙂
Tracey Mollins
01:13:52
And by Julie - I mean Jennifer 😛
Victoria Neff
01:13:55
Interesting chart! Looks like the lab was used most at the beginning.
Thomas Larrabee
01:15:04
How do you facilitate groupwork for esol level adult learners?
Victoria Neff
01:15:38
For the station rotation activity in HyFlex classroom, I'd love to hear more about how you are structuring that. Are you grouping in-person students together or is it mixed groups? Also, do you know in advance when students are coming in person?
Jen Vanek
01:16:26
Report card — I love this!
Victoria Neff
01:17:01
👏🏻
Lama Masri
01:17:11
Technical support has been a focus of the HYFlex discussion. The schools IT Help Desk will be in charge of supporting all these courses and it is creating a burden on an already burdened division.
David Rosen
01:18:18
Jennifer, have you or your colleagues found that using a flex model has increased either attendance or course completion?
Aimee Finley
01:18:32
Very good insight!
Penny Pearson (OTAN)
01:18:56
👏🏻👏🏻
Kathy Harris
01:19:09
👏🏻👏🏻
Ebony Vandross
01:23:20
https://edtech.worlded.org/considering-use-of-the-hybrid-flexible-model-in-adult-education/
Ebony Vandross
01:23:47
Teachers/instructors, administrators and professional developers are invited to join. If you have questions about the Flex Models Google group, or would like to join, contact David Rosen at djrosen123@gmail.com
David Rosen
01:23:58
Those who are interested in joining the flex models Google group can email me at djrosen123@gmail.com
Victoria Neff
01:24:31
HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: https://atlasabe.org/news/hyflex-in-minnesota-abe-what-is-it-who-needs-it-and-how-does-it-work-part-1/
Aimee Finley
01:24:58
https://atlasabe.org/news/hyflex-in-minnesota-abe-what-is-it-who-needs-it-and-how-does-it-work-part-1/
Rachel Riggs
01:25:21
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Veronica Leon
01:26:28
Thank you, great information!