Bring in external speakers into your classroom via a virtual ‘studio visit’, an informal discussion with one or two external guests.
Enriching your classroom with the practical experience of experts in the field, and encouraging students to have informal, open discussions with these experts, giving them access to dig deeper into how someone’s article or video or practice came about.
A studio visit can be as short or as long as you like, but 30-60 minutes is probably ideal. It will take some time to set it up, such as inviting the guest and finding a time that is suitable for both the guest and your students, signing students up to join (if it is not during class time), etc. Avoid post-production editing if you record it.
Any video conferencing tool that allows you to invite external guests from outside your institution will work.
Do you have any suggestions? Please share them in the comments below.
Sample studio visits can be found via the links below:
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