16 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2014 1:12 PM by nletts@pinalesa.org

    Teaching with a Back Channel


      I have been using a back channel during my classes with great success.  A back channel is a website that uses live stream where participants can make comments, share thoughts and ask questions.  I use that feedback to tailor my presentation, review points, and address student needs.  At first I thought this type of interaction would be distracting but it is not.  It has become a great assessment tool.  Students, who normally do not ask questions, seem to like this type of interaction.  I use the following website:  www.todaysmeet.com  It's quick and easy to set up.

      If you are using a back channel or other method of collecting comments, thoughts or questions from students during class time, please share your experience in this discussion.