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I2 Online: Tools for Teaching with Video - Lessons Learned

Aug 28, 2020, by Sean O'Brien
Tags: Google Cloud Platform, Internet2 NET+, Microsoft, Zoom

The spring 2020 semester necessitated a rapid pivot to digital learning and remote work. As part of Internet2's ongoing I2 Online series, we are pleased to invite you to register for this virtual event on September 30th at 2PM ET/1PM CT/11AM PT, focused on a recap of lessons learned implementing video collaboration tools that can be applied to the upcoming fall 2020 semester.

The second quarter of 2020 was a tumultuous time for higher education - universities found themselves scrambling to maintain continuity for students who were abruptly unable to return to in-person classes, while also getting ready to launch spring and summer semesters that were unexpectedly 100% virtual. While many universities are no strangers to distance learning, this rapid pivot necessitated rollouts or expansions of technologies that previously had much more limited deployments. This required significant increases in the deployments of existing collaboration tools, procurement of new collaboration tools, and sometimes both. And the technology is only one part of the story - onboarding and training faculty, staff, and students on the new tools as well as enabling different pedagogies that don’t require in-person interaction are equally as important. There is no one best solution to this challenging situation, but it can be helpful to understand how other leading universities have been working to address these challenges.

Come learn from Internet2 higher education members Rutgers University and the University of Texas-Arlington on how they leverage solutions from Internet2 industry members Cisco, Google, Microsoft, and Zoom to help enable teaching, learning, and administrative functions to continue in a remote environment. Our panelists will delve into their assessment process, implementation strategies, and the lessons learned.

For more, register now for the Tools for Teaching with Video - Lessons Learned virtual event on September 30th