Low bandwidth teaching

When students are at a distance, there are things we can do to help address students’ technological limitations .There can be tensions between the need for immediacy of interaction and use of high bandwidth video and the technology and the broadband available to them.

By using a range of approaches, we can provide more flexibility for our students. There are also practical things we can do, for example, streaming and compressing larger videos. The diagram below shows the relationship between bandwidth and immediacy for different types of online teaching. You can read more on Daniel Stanford’s blog and on the Digital Education Office web page on the topic.