With the growing roll-out of videoconferencing across Queensland schools, it seemed a great opportunity to deliver practical subjects through the VSS. As an ex-PE teacher, Glenn thought it made sense. Unfortunately most people said, “that’ll never work!”
A dance teacher shared the vision and agreed to attempt a pilot to Year 10 students in Townsville and Eidsvold with Glenn’s guidance. Armed with this quote from Badenhorst and Axman:
Videoconferencing is well suited to the performing and visual arts because of the highly visual nature of the curriculum we recommend further research in this area
Glenn went looking for support to make it happen.
It was an amazing journey with some amazing experiences and results. If you’re keen to find out more you can review the following documents:
- an excerpt of a presentation delivered at an e-learning conference
- the paper written for the conference.
Or you can view a sample of primary school students learning how to dance via videoconferencing. This clip shows students in remote western Queensland dancing to ‘Surfin USA’ – somewhat ironic! Hopefully, you have a better idea of using videoconferencing for something other than the traditional ‘talking head’ approach.
If you would like to maximise the return on your videoconference investment,
please contact InspHIGHER.