Hello,Flex wrote: ↑31 Mar 2020, 9:19pmyou can set artificial backgrounds tho, so you could make each lecture look like you're doing it in front of the subject matter in question. the future is now!Dr. Medulla wrote: ↑31 Mar 2020, 9:10pmLotta people trying Zoom as we've been pushed to the distance education model. I'll be taking a webinar on it this spring, as it's entirely possible that this fall will also be online, in whole or in part. I'm more than cool with the idea for discussions—something interactive—but lectures leaves me cold. Mainly, I think because of how passive students are. If they're just going to sit there, It gets boring and if I'm yapping at a webcam, awkward.
I've played with these. They're fun but they might get old quick. Still, it would be cool to lecture with a backdrop of the crowd from CBGB's while you lecture about the Ramones. Do you have any suggestions for getting videos to run as backgrounds?
Zoom is good as you can see the students and ask them questions - especially if you see one or two minds wandering. Word will pass quickly to at least appear attentive.