Today we had a vendor come in to write up specs to upgrade our distance learning room. We use this room for interviews with vendors, sharing with community/government organizations for workshops, private schools coming in to connect to content providers and collaborations, professional development and meetings, and more.
The vendor was surprised that we didn’t have a row of four monitors on the back wall and a podium for instruction.
As my supervisor and I were discussing his visit, I suddenly made a connection to my current studies about learning theory.
If you believe in direct instruction/lecture/”talking head” learning, how would you install videoconferencing?
If you believe in constructivist learning or social constructivist learning, how would you install videoconferencing?
What do YOU believe about learning? Is it reflected in your installation of videoconferencing equipment? Please feel free to comment!