WKU Academic Affairs urged teachers to deliver the Face to Face lectures and Remote classes at the same time for those quarantined students in the early Spring 2022 semester (probably no more than two weeks).
School installed "Camera and Microphone" at each classroom for the Face to Face & Remote Class.
1. Please prepare extra USB sockets to connect new Camera and Microphone
2. Please have a 'power cable' for laptop
3. Please get prepared the Zoom / Live streaming at the class before 5 minutes (Please link with Yealink CP900 Audio and Video).
When the first class delivers, three problems occurs:
1. Out of control situation:
A teacher cannot handle Face to Face and Remote Class at the same time without any assitant who dedicate in Remote Class.
For example, a teacher cannot deliver the Lecture when the Zoom / Live Streaming problem occurs. A teacher cannot hit two rabbits with a steon. So, a dedicate teachnical assistant is necessary to deliver the Face to Face lecture and Remote class at the same time.
2. Poor Quality of Laptop:
The laptop from school is outdated, and it does not perform to add two more device with Zoom or Live Streaming.
For example, a Laptop does not have enough numbers of USB socket to install the new Camera & Mic.
One the other hand, laptop battery does not last long enough to cover the whole classroom becaue of overusing power for extra devices for Remote Classes.
3.Loss of Attentions from Students:
Classroom students get lost their attention when a teacher deals with technical problem. Remote class students get lost their intereste when a teacher focus on Classroom interaction.
Overall, the class quality is significatly degrading when a teacher perform synchronized Face to Face and Remote class.
2022. Feb. 14: First Archive by Dr. Jerry Choi