How to get help with LEO
- See the full list of LEO help available from this link.
- Moodle's online documentation for technical information and some pedagogical advice on managing your units.
- LEO Support for telephone or email-based LEO technical support.
- IT Service Desk for help with Lecture Capture (Echo 360) and desktop software (such as Excel or Photoshop).
- Faculties-based help and support.
- eLearning 101 web page for regular interactive webinars on a range of technology enhanced learning topics. The recordings of previous webinars can also be accessed from this link.
- LEO professional development workshops for information on a series of face-to-face workshops before the start of semester one.
- Feedback form or email eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au directly to request a workshop for five or more participants.
- Learning and Teaching website or the Learning and Teaching Contacts page for learning and teaching help that is not directly technology related (such as assessment, curriculum, evaluation or awards).
Live classroom (sometimes referred to as virtual classrooms, webinars or web-conferencing) allows real time communications in which multiple users can simultaneously interact with each other via the Internet to conduct meetings and seminars, lead discussions, make presentations and demonstrations, and perform other functions.
Live classrooms allow students and teaching staff to communicate synchronously using features such as audio, video, text chat, interactive whiteboard, application sharing, instant polling, emoticons, and breakout rooms.
There are many reasons for adopting the technology in your teaching in either blended or online units, including:
- enhance interaction
- engage actively in multiple locations
- increase social presence
- enhance student learning
- record meetings.
Adobe Connect is our primary live classroom system at the Australian Catholic University. There are two ways of creating and maintaining Adobe Connect 'meeting rooms' with advantages and disadvantages to both; these are outlined on the table below.
Once a Live Classroom is in session, the actions of running the session is the same whichever method is chosen.
Adobe Connect LTI activity in a LEO unit
Adobe Connect rooms created directly in Adobe Connect
|Adobe Connect 'meeting rooms' can be created and managed in LEO units using the 'Adobe Connect LTI' activity.|
Adobe Connect 'meeting rooms' can be created outside of LEO units using the webconf.acu.edu.au URL.
Resources (coming soon):
Florence, M., and Parker, M. (2014). Use of synchronous virtual classrooms: why, who and how?, in MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, v.10, no 2. Retrieved from: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol10no2/martin_0614.pdf [Accessed 13 July 2016].
Olsen, J., and McCracken, F. E., J (2015). Is it worth the effort? The impact of incorporating synchronous lecturers into an online course, in Online Learning Journal, v.19, no 2. Retrieved from: http://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/499 [Accessed 7 July 2016].
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