Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence
Utah State University
This article presents suggestions for conducting small-group work in synchronous distance courses taught using Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) systems. One challenge of teaching over an IVC system is getting students involved in class activities. The authors share how they have used a videoconferencing tool to break up IVC classes into small groups for discussion activities and get peer feedback on written work. These activities engage students in applying what they are learning and in constructing knowledge through discussion with their peers.
Piotrowski, A., & Robertson, M.K.(2017). Engagement across the miles: Using videoconferencing with small groups in synchronous distance courses. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence,1(2), Article 8.https://doi.org/10.26077/xks7-8833