Higher Education

In the new digital age the new generation of young people entering post secondary education arrive with evolved expectations of the way they are going to learn. Postsecondary education has been affected by the changing demands of learning needs and preferences.

Collaborative technology is moving education rapidly forward and accelerating the way in which students learn, the way in which instructors teach and the flexibility of the “classroom” whether it be physical or digital.

ET Group can provide: Flipped Learning, Active Learning Space, Lecture Capture, Remote Lecture, Remote Classroom to Classroom, Emergency Notification and Digital Signage

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  • Flipped Learning

    Flipped learning is a teaching approach where students are required to “learn the material” at home and do the “homework” in class. In practical terms, students read their textbook at home and most importantly watch videos and screencasts prepared by their professor at home in order to prepare for class.

    While in class students do assignments and group work with guidance from the Teaching Assistant (TA) as they have already covered the teaching materials outside of the classroom.

    Use Case

    A course professor prepares material and records video of himself via a webcam. The professor then creates a screencast where PowerPoint slides or other types of content are interspersed with the video he has recorded of himself. He then posts this content to the Flipped Learning/LMS environment so that students can view and comment on the content for self-paced learning.

    Students enter the flipped learning classroom but the professor is not in attendance, instead, a TA hands out assignments. Students review the videos posted by the professor as needed. The TA helps and provides guidance and feedback on the assignment. Students work in groups, report on their thoughts, and the TA facilitates.

    Active Learning Space

    An Active Learning Space is a space within which students can engage in collaborative activities for example; classroom, library, common area, etc. These spaces are equipped with user-friendly technology, flexible furniture and other new tools that foster active learning.

    Use Case

    A classroom where students are seated in small groups for enhanced collaboration. Each table has it’s own screen, there are one or more large and interactive screens in the room and content can be easily shared on one or all of the screens.

    Lecture Capture

    Lecture Capture allows professors to record HD videos of their lectures for students who may not have the opportunity to attend every lecture or for students who may want to re-watch a lecture that they have already attended. As a result, students can have all of the recorded lectures at their disposal.

    Use Case

    Professor wants to record a lecture in the classroom environment, utilizing equipment within the room to record a session for viewing at a later time by participants unable to attend.

    Remote Lecture

    Offsite students who are not present in the physical classroom can sign into a digital classroom to view video of live lecture, to view shared content and to participate in live chats.

    Use Case

    Professor wants remote students to view content and video of a live lecture, one way communication only or two way with text chat.

    Remote Classroom to Classroom

    Fully interactive video classroom-to-classroom experience connecting multiple classrooms to combine the learning experience of local attendants and attendants in remote classrooms.

    Use Case

    Professor wishes to conduct a fully interactive video session with students participating locally and from remote classrooms.

    Other Solutions

    Video Helpdesk

    The university offers assistance from their website. Students can browse the website to find a particular office such as the registrar, they click on a link to engage in a video conversation which is embedded in the browser via Jabber Guest (or CafeX). E.g. http://engage.vyopta.com/education/univ-services-jabber.html

    Video Office Hours

    Students can connect with their professors anywhere. A student may be off-campus (eg. On co-op) or their professor may be off-campus (e.g. at a conference). They can still engage in a rich collaboration via audio and video, sharing data, screens, running apps on their laptops or on the cloud, wherever they may be.