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Henrik posted this reply on 24 apr 20 and tagged it with Online education
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@jemostrom I have the same experience. A few of my students speak up in the large group but it’s pretty much the same students that used to talk the most in lectures on campus as well.

In smaller groups it works much better. The breakout rooms of Zoom is a nice tool for that.

The chat is a different beast. There they tend to be quite chatty. Lot’s of good questions, and sometimes answers to each others questions, and also quite a lot of internet humour, text based memes, etc. In one lecture I had to tell them to back off on the silliness in the chat so valuable questions and/or answers didn’t disappear in the flood of jokes.

api-poster posted this reply on 23 apr 20 and tagged it with Online education
Replied to a post by jemostromjemostrom

@tgray In my current course (Software Engineering) it’s pretty much the same thing for me personally. A few lectures but otherwise Scrum meetings and other similar stuff.
And since I have the corresponding hardware at home (in some cases better), approximately the same network connectivity (I’ve had…

@jemostrom I gotta say, for me and my students the move online works really well. A lot better than I had thought if somebody has asked me three months ago.

And you are probably right about the difficulties for students that don’t know each other. My students have all had 30 weeks of campus studies together so they are quite a tight group already.

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