Presenters who come in for advance training on the equipment are able to present their lecture without the added stress of having to figure out the new videoconference-equipped lecture rooms at the same time. While not overly technical, there are likely some unfamiliar elements to teaching in this environment; people who've had the opportunity to come in and practise a bit are overwhelmingly glad that they did.
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Faculty development on videoconferenced lectures can be delivered in a variety of ways. Course or section directors can organize faculty to attend a session together or individuals can schedule a session at their convenience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In a group session organized by section directors, lecturers can learn about the program in general, their role and responsibilities, new presentation standards, how to upload presentation files, and tips on how best to lecture to a videoconferenced class. Part of the session will be a hands-on workshop in order that lecturers become familiar with some of the new technology in room, such as the question queue, the Smart Podium, and the switching of the cameras. This session typically takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
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