Taking the classical large audience university lecture online using tablet computer and webconferencing facilities

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    During four offerings (September 2008 – May 2011) of the course 02402 Introduction to Statistics for Engineering students at DTU, with an average of 256 students, the lecturing was carried out 100% through a tablet computer combined with the web conferencing facility Adobe Connect (version 7). This enables some extended possibilities as compared to the standard large audience university lecture: 1. Recording and subsequent online sharing of the entire lecture activity 2. Simultaneous (synchronous) viewing of the lecture on different locations (including smart phone based viewing) 3. Active student participation through chats and polls. In this paper it will be described exactly how this can be done using audio and video equipment. The experience from different technical solutions will be described. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the course evaluations are given that documents that students reacted positive to the initiative. The one year hit statistics of almost 10.000 during 2010 on the resulting output lecture videos indicates that the approach has a clear impact.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International CDIO Conference, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, June 20 - 23, 2011
    Place of PublicationLyngby
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event7th International CDIO Conference - Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th International CDIO Conference
    LocationTechnical University of Denmark
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