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Tool Supported Distance Learning


Instead of sitting together in a café, cooking typical local specialities in an online meeting? - Students from FIW and ULBS (Sibiu/Romania) are testing this in the joint virtual module "Tool Supported Distance Learning". 

Besides testing different telepresence solutions which might add a new component to teaching in the future, the participants also plan to find out if and how teaching, teamwork and intercultural exchange can be successful without having to travel to the respective other university.
For this purpose, double robots, 360-degree cameras and other technologies will be used to enable students to come into contact with each other as naturally as possible.

Find out more about what the students experienced during the module:

 

 

The picture shows a student during the cooking session rolling out a cake batter
The picture shows a kitchen during the cooking session as part of the Tool Supported Distance Learning module.
The picture shows a full shopping trolley and is supposed to symbolise the grocery shopping for the module Tool Supoorted Distance Learning.
The picture shows the Insta360 Pro camera (a 360-degree camera).

Iuliana (ULBS student)

What did you enjoy the most? / What was your favourite moment?
My favourite moment was when I cooked, and in the end everyone managed to finish the recipes so we all sat down at the table and enjoyed the food we made . Although the food of the others colleagues was not cooked by me and they were not in the same room, I felt like a  I hosted that dinner.

What will you remember?
I will remember the feelings that I had, some receipes and of course, the different ways that I can use to make the online meetings feel more real.

What was the biggest challenge?
For me, the biggest challenge was to make the others participants to understand the steps when I cooked. I was not sure if everyone could keep up whith what I did in that moment.

Would you enrol in a cours like this again?
Yes!

Andreea (ULBS student)

What did you enjoy the most? / What was your favourite moment?
My favorite moment was when I cooked and everyone said they loved how their meals turned out. I was happy because I did something good to everyone’s liking.

What will you remember?
The way people made me feel. I felt accepted and my opinion mattered. I truly appreciated that.

What was the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge for me was to find a couple of recipes to cook because I’ve never cooked something alone until this course, so I had to find a recipe that’s not complicated, but also not too easy.

Would you enrol in a cours like this again?
Yes!

Student (anonymous)

What did you enjoy the most? / What was your favourite moment?
Having dinner in the last cooking session was my favourite moment.

What will you remember?
I will remember having dinner together.

What was the biggest challenge?
Giving step-by-step indications in English was the biggest challenge.

Would you enrol in a cours like this again?
Yes!

Andreea (ULBS student)

What did you enjoy the most? / What was your favourite moment?
I enjoyed the experience and the feeling of being there the most. My favorite moment was using the 360-degree camera because it was easy to access.

What will you remember?
I will remember the funny moments and the interesting discussions I had about the course but also about the things specific to the students.

What was the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge was to integrate and keep up with the technology used.

Would you enrol in a cours like this again?
Yes!