Dr. Carolina Quintero Rodriguez
Fashion lecturer Dr. Carolina Quintero Rodriquez takes us through how she sets up her concurrent classroom to enable collaboration between the students and herself. With the use of Teams, OneNote and OBS she creates an engaging and collaborative classroom experience.
Cohort Size: 12 F2F, 24 Remote
Delivery Mode: Concurrent
Implementation level: Hard
Support utilised or required
- Two lapel microphones (one for lecturer and one to roam in audience),
- Overhead projectors,
- Room cameras,
- Laptop camera,
- 2 screens for lecturer (laptop screen and extended monitor)
- Open broadcast system (OBS)
- Microsoft teams
What L&T approach/technology did you implement and why?
OneNote and other tools in Microsoft Teams to foster collaboration and engagement across the F2F and online cohorts.
Using Open Broadcaster Software to project multiple screens including video streams of the F2F cohort, online cohort, lecturer, microsoft teams chat, shared slide packs and videos.
A shared journey and sense of community
Having a holistic view of the multiple scenes simultanuously allows for the lecturer and students to keep track of all components of delivery together. It also brings a visual connectiveness to the F2F and online cohort.
Steep learning curve
Upfront time and dedication may be needed to learn how to effectively and confidently use the platforms.
Having a shared working space keeps students engaged with their learning and actively applying knowledge and skills in a team. This also allows the lecturer to have insight into their progress.
Unless the room is properly fitted out to allow for this approach, it would be incredibly difficult to successfully implement.
Tips and Advice
Start with what you know
Start simple, using programs and teaching resources that you are familiar with
Reach out for support
Contact the L&T team to see how to adapt the course content, activities and materials to deliver concurrently
See what's available
Contact IT teams to understand what is available in terms of hardware for teaching concurrently and how to use it
Test and practice
Do a trial class before the semester starts – it will give you the time to adapt at using multiple softwares and hardwares
Get an assistant for the first couple of sessions
Have a teacher and technical support in the class when running the first few classes.. this will reduce your stress