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The Surprising Impact of Hands: Using the LFS Popup Studio to Enhance Online Lectures

May 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from May 31–June 3, 2022. To view all events, visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/spring-institute/spring-institute-events/

Online teaching might be here to stay, but pedagogy can be affected when the online instructor’s presence is not ideal. The narrow window of Zoom cameras can prevent the use of hand gestures that are common in in-person teaching. To eliminate this, Professor Carol Mc Ausland approached the Land and Food Systems (LFS) Learning Centre to try and teach in a weather forecaster setup, allowing her to annotate and point to her graphs and slides with her hands.

The pop-studio, set up with an ATEM Mini Pro and studio gear, enables instructors to deliver their online lectures with minimal technical assistance required. The low cost and ease of setup can allow such studios to be set up in every building to provide a space for online teaching for instructors.

Attend this session to:
– Explore the insights, experiments and onscreen teaching strategies being shared
– Discuss the pros and cons of online lecturing in general and within the current UBC setup
– Reflect on and share your observations of and experiences with on screen teaching

– Carol McCausland, Associate Professor of Food and Resource Economics in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems
– Duncan McHugh, Digital & Instructional Media Producer LFS Learning Centre
– Sahil Sahibole, LFS Learning Centre
– Cyprien Lomas, Director, LFS Learning Centre