Hello everyone! Good afternoon!
Heard you, Marc and Mitra
m a r c e l
Adobe has done so with creative cloud suite,,, photoshop, illustrator, etc...
We have had great success using virtual whiteboards
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concept board sounds great, who makes this?
m a r c e l
i believe the host can mute everyone
I'd like to share about my use of Miro for sharing
Also, Zoom has a Whiteboard option. Its pretty basic, like a chalkboard, but it also works. If you click on Share, it gives you options, including the whiteboard.
could you share up to 15 student projects at once on concept board or miro
Concept Board: depends on the plan you subscribe. 3-month trial is free.
i have a question on one on one desk crits. i’m a bit of a dinosaur, in that i sit with the individual students and sketch along with them. what digital tools can i use to work this way?
Concept Board: For our plan, we can have 15 or more students all logged into the same board at one time
thanks! this is great information
there is also mural.co and MS Whiteboard
For sketching, there are numerous digital tools available. But Concept Board also allows live, real time sketching "together."
W. Geoff Gjertson
I've been doing a hybrid of low and high-tech: 10 min. phone calls with each student twice a week, having students send drawings and images to a printer who then delivers it to me, I mark them up and having them pick up remotely, uploading and marking up drawings on Moodle, and using Zoom for video conferencing.
with group chat apps, are there privacy issues relative to student personal information, can anyone speak to that?
my sense of how hybrid was used in the previous comment, was a mix of physical drawing and digital work.
another question. i’m lining up the UC berkeley summer internship class right now, and afraid most of my host firms might drop out. i’m trying to figure out a way to conduct a practice class without actually having the students working in their offices. i’ve got some ideas, but am open to suggestions if anyone has any.
On Slack, you can send direct (private) messages
this discussion makes me realize the value of educators sharing, has anyone encouraged their classes to create similar all student chat groups to discuss their experiences together over this transition to virtual classes?
Anyone wrestling with FERPA implications of thesis reviews now becoming educational records shared with public channels and recordings?
great example that students are meeting over ZOOM!
I similarly encouraged students to have “studio hours” and we discussed how they can host their own Zoom meetings for this purpose (we developed a schedule and figured out who would host). This serves as a digital “commons” where they can still have that informal learning we have in physical studio. We’ll see if it works!
I like this concept of a digital commons, and wonder other platforms to share work beyond studio setting - the idea of a public review.
Ronit Eisenbach. did I hear that all interactions on zoom need to be recorded? please clarify
No, Zoom does not have to be recorded.
Recording sessions with students and posting them on shared platforms opens us to privacy issues, particularly when we record students in their own living rooms or bedrooms and then share this on school wide platforms.
One of my colleagues had a review on Monday, Day 1 of our online world. She was able to invite a much wider variety of critics from around the country. She timed the review for 2-hour sessions with specific students and reviewers for each session. They were able to annotate, etc. and it sounds like it went really well.
Our university is requiring Zoom meetings to be recorded - look to yours for legal guidance
When I record a studio zoom, I post it to the studio’s private BOX (or compass) site so that no one can see it but the people who could have been there in the first place.
Is anyone using WebEx? We don’t have campus access to Zoom. Some people are using private Zoom accounts, other platforms.
I teach a large lecture to 160 students, and very excited to flatten the hierarchy of that context.
Thank you, Alvin. Great perspective on this.
Yes it important to have video, but can impact connection.
we use Canvas for posting student work (and recordings) but the small print with Canvas platform says: "You agree to allow Instructure and its applicable contractors to freely host, reproduce, transmit, modify, display and otherwise use Your Content (in whole or in part) as reasonably necessary to provide the Services to you, and in accordance with Instructure’s agreement with your Entity, if applicable."I don't think all schools are aware of an actual legal language
Here are the two events I mentioned at USC Architecture: http://bit.ly/TechIsTheAnswer
Absolutely essential to clearly explain ethics of referencing, reusing, information and projects
Is anyone doing community engagement studios with partners who don’t have access to online technology? How are you dealing with this, not only in terms of work with communities but also learning objectives for students?
Thank you for the question, Nadia - I’m in a similar boat here.
In case anyone missed it, Spectrum is offering free internet to households w college students https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-free-spectrum-internet-wifi-offer-student-households-promotion-2020-3
Park in front of Macdonalds and use their free wifi
m a r c e l
Major companies such as att, tmobile, etc… are providing free hotspots and internet service
If students are struggling to maintain an internet connection, they can use xfinity essentials which will be free for the next 60 days. https://www.internetessentials.com/
Our faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto has purchased dongle internet sticks for distribution to students who are in need of internet or we will possibly pay for an internet upgrade over the next month. Laptops are also available for loan on an as needs basis.
Nadia - I would love to partner you with our Design Build /Community Design Faculty
Comcast is offering no-cost internet for two months and low cost after that (9.95/mo) for low-income families. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Nadia, I would love to do the same, working with Neighborhood design center in MD.
John Folan - Nadia, working on a D-B project that involves several different sites and community engagement that has been interrupted. We are recalibrating and using this period to recalibrate and reflect more intensively on what has been heard to date. we are also relying on snail mail for communication.
Any advice particular for teaching beginning design students? And what is your general take on the physical deliverables of a studio, or having to switch them to digital?
W. Geoff Gjertson
I believe Tulane's Urbanbuild is still building a house in New Orleans probably due to the fact that they always have less than 50 people at a time and they are off-campus. Of course that is always an individual call by faculty, students, and admin.
Physical model making certainly will be a challenge for students who are accustomed to using the wood shop. I think we have to start with a survey of what each student has access to and problem-solve individually but would love to hear from others
Yes, Jeff Day (Nebraska) and Joyce Hwang (Buffalo) agreed to do one on Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm ET about “design/build studios, community engagement projects, and other courses founded on collaborative, hands-on learning, and 1:1 design-by-making.”
Great idea! Kids on phones could provide feedback.
I need to sign off. Thanks Marc and everyone!
Beginning design studios in particular need lots of visual examples from previous student work in terms of expectations. Visual rubrics can set grade expectations. Dialog and conversation is needed for them to be accustomed to the vocabulary around how to talk about architecture.
@Eric: can you share an example of a visible rubric? Is it more than just sharing exceptional examples?
Thank you Jennifer ! This was really helpful
I’m about to teach my first, first-year-studio - so this is all every helpful. Thank you
We have been teaching online in our masters for some time, so we pivoted very quickly. ...but having similar issues with our foundations and lower level folks.
Eric It would be very useful if you could provide this bu posting and given us way to access.
THANKS Marc, good to see you. Thanks to everyone for all your information. I am now off to a First Year Zoom Meeting
Thank you for putting it together ! Was very helpful
thanks, this was really interesting and helpful
Mitra - The integration of consultants can be excellent in Zoom meetings!
Final Reviews in the Age of Distance LearningAntje Steinmuller, California College of the ArtsJanette Kim, California College of the ArtsAdam Marcus, California College of the ArtsAs most schools of architecture have shifted to distance learning, final review and thesis presentation formats will need to be rethought. This session will provide a platform for open discussion among participants to exchange ideas and discuss tried and untried practices. We will ponder online versions for the different forms of learning and conversation that typically take place at final reviews between students, critics, and broader audiences. The session will also consider ways in which we can join virtual reviews formats beyond our own school context.
Friday, March 20, 6:30-8:00 pm ET
Thanks all for sharing. These sessions are a great resource - I hope they can continue. Stay safe out there, everyone. Cheers!
Thank you all!
Thank you, Marc and everyone!
Thanks for session
W. Geoff Gjertson
Thank you all so much!
Thank you for this!
Thank you everybody!
Thanks for this Good session.
Thank you, Marc and everyone!
Be wonderful to share solutions
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we have been teaching fully online and have covered a lot of the curve.
Thanks - Beyond all the tips - it was great to comisurate.