Langdale 200 now hosts new technology that allows you to extend your lecture to students who are not physically in the classroom. Using Webex-fueled cameras, displays, and conferencing tools, students can join your lecture via a Webex link from their own personal device from any location with reliable, internet access. CETL is referring to the combination of technology and instruction as the simulcast delivery model. Langdale 200 is specifically intended to use the site-to-many simulcast delivery model.
The host site links to many remote connections, such as students’ personal devices. The instructor can teach a class to a physical classroom and many online or remote students both at once. GTAs can help to manage and back channel communications.
Using this model, an instructor will be able to display their lecture notes, slides, websites, or document camera content to students who are physically present in the classroom and to those students who have joined remotely via Webex. Room-based microphones will transmit the instructor’s audio while classroom cameras will track the instructor around the room so that students who have joined remotely can both see and hear the instructor while viewing content. Students who join the class remotely can ask questions to the online moderator who is typically a graduate teaching assistant. The online moderator relays questions to the instructor. Using features of iCollege, both in-class and remote students can participate in discussion and assessment activities.
This model has the potential to increase the seat capacity of a course section beyond the limitations of the physical classroom space.
For the upcoming fall semester, CETL invites you to test drive the simulcast delivery model by offering your students the option to attend some lectures remotely.
If you would like to learn more about conducting a test drive of Langdale 200’s simulcast technology contact CETL!