Many face-to-face or staggered classes may need an alternative way for students to view in-person classroom lectures. There are several options for replacing in-classroom lectures, all of which are commonly referred to as "streaming". These include: lecture capture (one-way asynchronous streaming), one-way live streaming (synchronous), and two-way live streaming (synchronous).
|Lecture Capture (One-way Asynchronous Stream)||One-way Live Stream (Synchronous)||Two-way Live Stream (Synchronous)|
|Description||Lecture is recorded (such as with a smartphone or web conferencing) and made available digitally to students after class meeting, students watch recording and interact asynchronously||Lecture is broadcast live via web conferencing (1-2 video inputs such as a camera, computer screen, or document camera) while teaching face-to-face class, students watch live but do not interact synchronously||Lecture is broadcast live via web conferencing (1-2 video inputs such as a camera, computer screen, or document camera) while teaching face-to-face class, students watch live and interact live during scheduled class meeting time|
|Student Experience||Students watch recorded lectures and participate asynchronously||Students watch live but participate asynchronously||Students watch lecture live (1-2 inputs) and participate in real-time|
|Faculty Experience||Simpler for faculty to manage than 2-way live stream||Simpler for faculty to manage than 2-way live stream||Added steps, both technical and pedagogical, to engage both in-person and remote live audiences|
|Network Bandwidth Demands||Low network demands for remote students, high network demands on campus network if using web conferencing||High network demands on both campus network and remote students’ bandwidth||High network demands on both campus network and remote students’ bandwidth|
|Accessibility||Recordings automatically machine captioned at 95% accuracy if the recording is posted to Kaltura, can be further edited to achieve 100%||Requires live captionist or sign language interpreter (may require separate platform)||Requires live captionist or sign language interpreter (may require separate platform)|
For more details or to discuss further the streaming options for your course, reach out to the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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