A System for the Remote Observation of Student Teachers
Wednesday, March 9 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Bellmeade
Abstract: This presentation will demonstrate the effectiveness of an inexpensive computer video and audio system enabling faculty to remotely observe student teachers during their student teaching experiences. With the rising costs for travel, the time away from campus that it takes for faculty to travel to observe student teachers, and the budget crisis that most educational institutions are facing, this Remote Observation of Student Teachers system eliminates travel costs and time away from campus, and is much more cost effective than face-to-face observations of student teachers. The total cost is less than $100 per classroom, and the equipment can be used over and over again, and at other school sites. Feedback from both faculty and student teachers has shown that this remote observation of student teachers is less intrusive and less disruptive in the classroom, less intimidating for the student teacher, and provides for more frequent observations when needed.