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Teaching in a multi-access room

Familiar teaching strategies might look a bit different in a multi-access classroom, but they have the same underpinning.

Lectures

In a multi-access classroom, you can deliver a lecture to both in-room and remote students, synchronously. You can also engage students through learning activities such as polls and Q&A. Here’s how it might look:

 

In-room students Synchronous
remote students (Zoom)
Instructor
Students listen and participate in the multi-access classroom. Students listen and participate via videoconference Instructor shows content on the displays or whiteboard, which feed to Zoom.

Full Class Discussions

Instructors often lead discussions with the whole class between portions of a lecture, or before changing to another class activity. In the multi-access classrooms, the camera and mic feed from the room is shared through videoconference to allow the remote learners to see and hear the instructor and in-room students.  Here’s how it might look:

 

In-room students Synchronous
remote students (Zoom)
Instructor
Students listen and participate in classroom. They can hear questions and comments from remote students. Students listen and participate via videoconference (Zoom). The Zoom gallery can be displayed on an in-room monitor. Instructor facilitates questions and answers across both modalities

Small Group Discussions

Small group discussions allow for collaboration, and for students to share ideas and discuss course content in more personal ways.  In multi-access classroom, you can also engage students participating both in-person and online (synchronous) in a small group discussion activities. Here’s how it might look:

 

In-room students Synchronous
remote students (Zoom)
Instructor
Students move chairs and desks to chat in groups in-person, share with the full class after Students chat in break out rooms via videoconference, share with full class after (Zoom) Instructor poses questions, moves students into groups, and facilitates sharing afterwards

Guest Presentation

You might invite guest speakers to present in the multi-access classroom or from a remote location. Although you must be physically present in the multi-access classroom to manage the room, guests can present from a remote location, or from the classroom as the instructor would. Here’s how it might look:

 

In person students Synchronous
online (Zoom)
Guest Speaker Instructor
Students listen and participate in classroom. Students listen and participate via videoconference (Zoom)

 

Guest presenter presents either in person or via videoconference (Zoom)

 

Instructor facilitates session

Demonstrations

You might want students to “gather around” to see a material object close-up. The multi-access classrooms have a demonstration table area, and with a push of a button, a camera feed gives all students an equally close-up look at what is happening. Here’s how it might look:

 

In person students Synchronous
online (Zoom)
Instructor
Students listen and participate in classroom. Students see the objects via videoconference (Zoom) Instructor at demo station

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