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Thursday, December 2 • 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Enhancing the Large Class Zoom Experience [General Session 3]

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In the fall of 2020, three faculty co-teaching a cross-disciplinary winter quarter class of more than 250 students sent out a plea for help: they felt that the experience of teaching their very interactive, lecture/discussion/small group work class wouldn't be well-served by the usual Zoom experience. We stepped up, and built out a system that preserved small group capability in a large class and gave faculty a more dynamic space to teach from. In this talk, we'll discuss defining the faculty's need in a way that could be addressed by a technological solution, bending the available technology to our needs, creating the practices that organized the class, solving the tech problems, then streamlining it all for future use.

1. Understand the importance of addressing emotional human factors  
2. Appreciate the power of the mix-minus technique
3. Become aware of the opportunities to simplify complex systems with OSC

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Briandy Walden

Associate Director, Student & Academic Services, University of California, Irvine
Briandy Walden has a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction and has utilized her user experience background in all aspects of her 20+ years working in educational and student success technologies at UC Irvine. Briandy currently wears two hats, one as an Associate Director... Read More →
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Fabiola Torres

Professor Of Ethnic Studies / @ONE Facilitator, Glendale Community College / @ONE
Fabiola is the daughter of two Mexican Immigrants, Fabiola Torres was raised under the rule of La Chancla - using a slipper to nudge children toward good behavior. Therefore working hard was a reflection of good behavior and good parenting. Now her parents are proud of their daughter... Read More →

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Robert Smith

Director, Classroom Innovation, Stanford University
I'm an product design engineer who's found a home in the academy. User-centered design is my stock in trade, and I serve a broad learning community, creating spaces and processes that support their academic goals. Talk to me about classrooms, furniture and technology!

Thursday December 2, 2021 12:10pm - 12:30pm PST
Zoom & Pronto