Telepresence and Engagement in Synchronous-Hybrid Learning Contexts

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Jul 202017
 

Telepresence and Engagement in Synchronous-Hybrid Learning Contexts John Bell William Cain Cui Cheng Amy Peterson Ming Lei Ying Hu Ian Clemente Jessica Sprick   Introduction Here at the Synchronous Learning and Teaching Environments Research and Design (SLATE R&D) at the Design Studio, our work over the last few years has focused on Synchronous-Hybrid courses, with […]

Giving Feedback? Show It on the Big Screen

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Apr 242017
 
Giving Feedback?  Show It on the Big Screen

Virtual Flex Classroom helps make student “works-in-progress” public Dr. Matthew Wawrzynski and his students in EAD 889 have been using in-class screen sharing to create a whole new way to make public, and to share feedback on, student group work that is still in progress. Matthew Wawrzynski is an Assistant Professor in HALE (Higher Adult and […]

Robotic Telepresence in the Living Algorithm

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Feb 082017
 
Robotic Telepresence in the Living Algorithm

How is using robotic telepresence in the classroom different from videoconferencing? Ken Frank and his students know at least one way – agentive movement – and they recently used it in class as part of a “living algorithm” learning experience. Dr. Ken Frank is an MSU Foundation Professor of sociometrics and one of the leading […]

Studying the Use of Augmented Reality to Teach Spatial Skills in Engineering

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Oct 242016
 
Studying the Use of Augmented Reality to Teach Spatial Skills in Engineering

Design Studio’s SLATE Research Group and MSU’s College of Engineering are collaborating to study how augmented reality tools can help beginning engineering students master spatial reasoning problems. First year engineering students in EGR 291, which is focused on teaching students spatial skills, have recently agreed to participate in a study where they learn these skills using an augmented […]

Robotic Telepresence Beyond the Classroom

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Apr 192016
 
Robotic Telepresence Beyond the Classroom

EPET Students use robots to attend, present at SITE 2016 Annual Conference A number of students and faculty in EPET recently participated at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia. But not everyone had to travel to Savannah to do it. Instead, a couple of students used a Beam […]

Robotic Participants in Research Groups: From Cool to Connected

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Jan 182016
 
Robotic Participants in Research Groups: From Cool to Connected

Over the past year, members of the Design Studio have worked with faculty and students to explore and understand the impact of robotic telepresence technologies for learning and instruction. Our experiences have given us new insights on how to support our Hybrid students with greater presence and autonomy in the classroom. And to be honest, students coming to class on robots is just plain cool! But what about using these technologies outside of class?