Blended Synchronous Learning

Blended Synchronous Learning

Blended synchronous learning (BSL) is a mode of instruction where in-person and remote students are combined in one classroom environment. This form of teaching presents numerous challenges, but may be necessary at times in the 2020-2021 academic year when students...

Ideas and Resources for Remote Film Viewings

Thinking about using films for a foreign language course or club during the age of Covid-19? Here are some questions to ask yourself. What? How? The obvious first question is what will students watch, but a less obvious, also important question is how will they watch...

Making the best of the camera you have

NB: These guidelines are written from the perspective of those in Chicago, the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere.  Those in the southern hemisphere should substitute south for north in these recommendations.  Those in tropical latitudes will see significantly...

Making the best of the microphone you have

If you do not have a lot of choice over what microphone you will have to use with video calls, there are a few environmental factors to consider that can help your outgoing audio quality.  Larger rooms, for example, tend to be more echoy.  Likewise, rooms with flat...