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One Classroom to Many Students

June 15, 2018

One Classroom to Many Students

One Classroom to Many Students Diagram

One instructor in a classroom transmits to multiple students, all on their own computers.

Difficulty to Use: Moderate
Difficulty to Implement: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
Support Needs: Low

Equipment Needed:

Instructor & Classroom:

  • 2 x Camera (front and back of the room)
  • 1 x Codec
  • 1 x Microphone (lapel)
  • 1 x Room Microphone (per 10 students)
  • 3 x TV/Projector
  • Speakers

Risks and Rewards

This model is effective when the receiving students are far away and wouldn’t otherwise have access to any instruction. Since students are accessing the course on their own devices, they are relying on their personal internet connections and specific devices. It is vital that students accessing remotely have a chance to practice their setup a few times before classes start so they don’t miss out due to technical issues.

Technology Considerations

The sending classroom must have a good quality camera that tracks the speaker, lapel microphone, and room microphone(s) which are expensive. The sending classroom must also have an excellent internet connection. It is up to the students to ensure that they have a working microphone/webcam as well as a stable internet connection.

Example Scenarios