Thursday, March 18, 2021

COVID-CONVERTED EDITION #5: Class Technologies - Interview with Michael Chasen



This special COVID-Converted Edition audio and video podcast series responds to the impact of COVID-19 on the way we live, learn, and work. Teachers all over the world have been thrown into teaching their "COVID-Converted" courses online. This series will focus on moving from this emergency remote teaching and learning to more thoughtfully prepared online learning experiences.

Interview with Michael Chasen, co-founder, and CEO of Class Technologies Inc. Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom making virtual classrooms feel like real classrooms. We discuss:
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    Michael Chasen's background
  • Class for Zoom features
  • Attendance
  • Tests, surveys, proctored exams
  • One-on-one student conversations
  • Multiple gallery seating charts: view by name, the order of hand raising, participation view
  • Measuring engagement using extensive analytics
  • Combined in-person and remote students
  • Monitor multiple Zoom rooms simultaneously
  • LTI integration with the LMS
  • Podsafe music selection
    • "Run" from the new age piano album "Lines Build Walls" by Ehren Starks.
Duration: 35:33