Date
26 September 2021

Support online learning

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas to support’.

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Seeing who’s speaking

Seeing who’s speaking

It's much easier on video conferences if I can see the face of whoever is talking. If multiple people are talking, we all find that hard.

Elliot, year 10 student

Reduce visual overload

Reduce visual overload

Make video conferences less tiring for your students by reducing visual and cognitive overload.
  • Ask your students what would be most helpful and adapt as necessary.

  • Use a plain wall or blank screen as your background. Shiny or cluttered backgrounds increase visual overload.
  • Use light shining towards you. A desk lamp behind the camera will light up your face.
  • Wear plain clothing.
  • Use the chat feature for questions, instructions, and to signal changes of topic.
  • Establish class protocols. For example, signaling that you’d like to speak.

Video conferencing tips

Video conferencing tips

Zoë, a clinical audiologist, offers advice for teachers on how to run a successful video conference.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “Deaf or hard of hearing students and learning”

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