Nearly two years ago online teaching became a necessity, the only point of student-teacher synchronous engagement. Teaching through Microsoft TEAMS, Zoom, Slack, or any other platform has for the majority meant appealing to student learners, though their own computer, and through the wonders of technology appearing on multiple screens in multiple countries; each screen leading to an individual learner. However, what if this assumption of projection onto multiple screens was removed, and instead the educator were to be projected onto an individual screen to multiple class-based student learners? This presentation will therefore seek to explore the challenge of online teaching when it is focused on multiple learners who are seated in one classroom by a projection screen in which there is limited access a computer. This will therefore draw from contemporary experience, where adaption and motivation have the potential to lead to a fantastic student focused outcome. In doing so, this presentation will thus consider current pedagogies particularly focussing on scaffolding techniques and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) can mesh with a challenging and novel single screen framework (SSF). SSF, a projection runs the risk of educator becoming a reader who conflates ‘saying’ and ‘reading’ with ‘learner engagement’. Divided into theoretical and practical we shall see the navigation of this with the synthesis of digital tools and approaches.
Dr Peter Brugger lectures online with the Winchester School of Art in collaborative partnership with Dalian Polytechnic University. After gaining his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Southampton in 2018 he has taught Academic English face-to-face with the Academic Centre for international students (ACIS) department at Southampton University and since 2020 online on the collaborative course between the Winchester School of Art and Dalian Polytechnic University.