Jonathan Hofgartner, the College’s Director for Technology, Learning Resources and Progression Skills, turned to Barco’s weConnect virtual classroom as a solution. He points to their desire to put the pedagogy “front and centre” in their remote learning solutions. “It’s not about the technology,” he says. “It’s around your intentions and planning for that lesson. [The technology] makes it easier in terms of giving them an experience that is as comparable as we can to a face-to-face session.” It was also important that the solution be engaging for all the different learners they cater for, many of whom are entirely remote.
Non-verbal cues during teaching
Jon commented: “When the teachers are looking at the students in front of them, how can we make that really visual so that they can maybe see if a student is trying to think something through or maybe doesn’t quite understand the description of something?”.