Dr. Katja Heeschen, Department Geochemistry of the Geo Research Centre Potsdam (GFZ) + Geosciences, University of Potsdam
Andreas Solders, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University/Sweden
PRE-COIL / Single Event
Katja Heeschen, first of all a researcher at GFZ Potsdam but also a teacher of geosciences at the University of Potsdam and in the ERASMUS exchange at the University of Uppsala Sweden initiated the cooperation. Together with a Swedish colleague they organized an online web meeting for students of two coursesatdifferent departments:
The one-time event, which lasted over 4 hours, involved 4 lecturers (1 presenter each; 1 guest speaker each) and one person responsible for media support each.
The decisive idea for the cooperation of lecturers was the desire to experiment with media-supported teaching-learning scenarios that they had not yet tried out themselves and to make this experience possible for the students as well. In addition, the joint learning with students from other degree programs should
Along the way, students gained experience with virtual collaboration and using a specific software application.
In preparation for the web meeting, a double-hour lecture was prefaced to introduce the topic. Two scientific articles on the topics (one article per university and guest lecture) were handed out for preparatory reading. Students were asked to pose a question on one article or on the topics in general and post it in the virtual classroom chat.
Also in preparation, information was provided about the meeting process and a video tutorial was provided on how to use Adobe Connect. In both student groups, a moderator was chosen to provide more detailed information about the web conferencing system.
The schedule of the web meeting was as follows:
Adobe Connect was used as web conferencing system. In addition, there were headsets for the students, several external webcams, and an external microphone for the presenters.
The following Adobe Connect features were used: