Teaching Face-to-Face Teaching Online
COVID19 has drastically reinvented the way we learn and teach on a global scale and forced academia to venture into academic cyberspace swiftly. Pedagogically, teachers are coping with additional workload by adjusting their teaching approaches, preparing new teaching materials and redesigning assessment methods that are suitable for virtual learning. Technically, the current technology is limiting online classroom interactiveness or even effectiveness with some of the equipment providing limited functions. Economically, brick-and-mortar institutions are spending more on overhead costs during the pandemic. With the need to maintain social distance among students, more physical space is needed to accommodate the same number of learners in class, consequently leading to an increase in instructor-led sessions, which is especially costly for tertiary level institutions where the lectures are headed by expensive, tenured professors.
Introducting WhiteMagic Room
Introducing a magical solution, the WhiteMagic Hybrid Room, a setup that systematically increases conventional classroom flexibility for remote learning. It is specially equipped to accommodate most types of classrooms and training facilities with innovative, flexible and reliable solutions that cater for both online and face-to-face learning simultaneously.
Technically designed to provide a smooth and seamless experience, WhiteMagic Hybrid Room is designed for educators and trainers to carry out physical and virtual classes concurrently while maintaining high quality communication.
Functions and Features
Depending on the integrated application, students can choose various views that they preferred for engagement
The WhiteMagic Hybrid Room can be seamlessly integrated with the commonly used online meeting softwares, for example Microsoft® TEAMS, Skype®, DingTalk, Zoom®, Cisco Webex® and more.
The WhiteMagic Hybrid Room caters for both online and physical learning simultaneously. Remote students may have virtual and yet vivid learning experience, as if they are physically present in the actual classroom. It provides live streaming and video conferencing while allowing physically and virtually present students to continue learning together in an undisrupted condition – a solution that offers impressive abilities for hybrid learning.
Flexiable With Camera Views
The WhiteMagic Solution allows multiple camera views to be controlled remotely by the teacher.
This provides images that are of high quality, flexible and multi-angled.
It also provides the students the opportunity to have real-time, quality interaction with their teacher.
Multiple Camera Views
Above pictures were taken during a postnatal care training that was delivered using multiple camera view to give learners views from various angles.
By utilising WhiteMagic Hybrid Room for school classes, university lectures as well as training programmes, knowledge acquisition will no longer be a binary choice between face-to-face and online options, instead, teachers, remote students and in-class students are now able to stay connected and communicate simultaneously. WhiteMagic Hybrid Room’s enhanced flexibility works well with all forefront technologies and services to maximise infrastructure benefit while allowing classes to run virtually and physically at the same time.
Furthermore, education can now be carried out in a greater multitude as physical distance is no longer a concern. With students logging in from any part of the world, WhiteMagic Hybrid Room allows delivery of classes without borders, ensuring education continuity during a lockdown or when students return to full in their learning institutions. For private schools or higher institutions, opportunities for joint classes or programmes are now made possible for inter-institution collaborations – a cost effective opportunity for business expansion regardless of the pandemic.
Highlights and Benefits
- A system that is designed by educator for educators to support teachers, lecturers and trainers in face-to-face and remote learning.
- A ready solution that integrates high performance equipment: WhiteMagic Master Controller, WhiteMagic Control Panel, WhiteMagic Interactive WhiteBoard and WhiteMagic Display Unit.
- Flexibly integrates popular video conferencing softwares including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Cisco Webex, Facebook, Steamyard, etc.
- Visual presentations made possible with minimal technical know-how.
- Caters for venues of all sizes: auditoriums, meeting rooms, small-sized discussion rooms, etc.
- Institutions can re-use existing infrastructure as part of the solution to reduce risk and cost of deployment.
Ideas & Diagrams
The WhiteMagic Room is a customised solution that will be configured according to the requirements and specification of a room. Below are some ideas just to stimulate understanding on how the WhiteMagic room could have been configured, however, the actual implementation is not limited to below ideas, the solution can be adjusted to a lot more other layout and designs.
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WhiteMagic Hybrid RoomBrochure
An overview of the WhiteMagic room. Download the ebrochure for further information.
Large RoomLayout and Symmetric Diagram
A large room would be room that has the capacity of a large number of participants. Traditionally this would be a Lecture Theatre or a Lecture Hall. The “Download” button opens a summary that propose a possible layout together with a symmetric diagram of a large hybrid room.
Medium RoomLayout and Symmetric Diagram
A medium room would be room that has the capacity of more then 25 participant but lesser then 50 participant. A medium room could also be using a Lecture Hall layout but some could also be layout with discussion islands. We have here a proposed possible layout and symmetric diagram using a “Horse Shoe” layout. The “Download” button opens a 2 page summary that propose a possible layout together with a symmetric diagram of a medium hybrid room.
Small Room (Classroom Design)Layout and Symmetric Diagram
Small rooms are common because it is economic for operations. Download a proposed classroom or tutorial room layout and symmetric diagram using WhiteMagic hybrid room technology.
Small Room (Meeting Room Design)Layout and Symmetric Diagram
Small room need not to be only tutorial room, it is also capable of being a meeting room with appropriate setup. Download a summarised layout and symmetric diagram of a proposed small meeting room.