After one and a half year into the Corona pandemic, at many German universities, videoconferencing solutions (*) for lectures and seminars are still largely unavailable. As a consequence, more teaching than necessary happens online only, with all the depressing ramifications.
In the report “A Portable and Flexible Setup for Blended Synchronous University Courses” , I describe a makeshift solution to the problem: A low-cost, off-the shelf, and flexible setup for converting any lecture hall or seminar room with WiFi and a projector into a videoconferencing location.
The report contains a descrition of the different setups that were developed, tested, and used successfully during multiple lectures, seminars, tutorials, and thesis defenses during the winter semester 2021/2022 and report our fixes and workarounds to the problems we encountered.
Click here for a draft version of this report: Blended_Synchronous_Setup_Pauliuk_V1.0 (draft of Nov. 24, 2021, final version to be published when the semester is over 🙂 )
I hope you will find this useful, and am looking forward to receiving your feedback and shared experience via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*) Professional videoconferencing solutions connect a group of team members or students in a meeting room or lecture hall with a number of online and remote participants, allowing for smooth exchange of audio, video, and screen sharing at high quality.
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