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"Annotated Lectures": Student-Instructor Interaction in Large-Scale Global Education

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Author(s): Béatrice S. Hasler | Rolf Pfeifer | Andy Zbinden | Peter Wyss | Sven Zaugg | Roger Diehl | Bruno Joho

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Student-Instructor Interaction | Global Large-Scale Classrooms | Intercultural Learning | Annotation Systems

ABSTRACT
We describe an "Annotated Lectures" system, which will be used in a global virtual teaching and student collaboration event on embodied intelligence presented by the University of Zurich. The lectures will be broadcasted via video-conference to lecture halls of different universities around the globe. Among other collaboration features, an "Annotated Lectures" system will be implemented in a 3D collaborative virtual environment and used by the participating students to make annotations to the video-recorded lectures, which will be sent to and answered by their supervisors, and forwarded to the lecturers in an aggregated way. The "Annotated Lectures" system aims to overcome the issues of limited studentinstructor interaction in large-scale education, and to foster an intercultural and multidisciplinary discourse among students who review the lectures in a group. After presenting the concept of the "Annotated Lectures" system, we discuss a prototype version including a description of the technical components and its expected benefit for large-scale global education.
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