Synchronous On-Line Learning with Skype

Friday 27th June, 10:40 to 11:00

EC1-03

Jamie Stallard, Dr. Carol Chamley

The aim of this session is to raise your awareness on the use of Skype for synchronous learning for educators. We will look at the benefits of using this application and develop an understanding on the methods of best practice and tips to consider when running a synchronous session over Skype. This will cover working with, and managing group calls, understanding the technology and barriers faced with this method of communication, and also how preparation prior to event can reduce the risk of interference with the delivery of learning and communication. To give context for this presentation, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Carol Chamley will provide an overview on how she benefits from this application to provide online communication and synchronous learning with her students on her current module.