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#edtech to support #polysynchronous learning

Delivering polysynchronous learning experiences is becoming more achievable with ever improving and more capable ICT options. Current approaches are somewhat limited as a result of using ICT that isn't quite up to the task of helping remote learners feel engaged. For example in the Speech Pathology Masters Program here, students have reported not feeling part of the learning experience, noting inequality of access. Traditional 2D camera technologies have been used, resulting in online students not being able to see all of that the teacher and other students are doing, with teaching staff having to switch between camera views that asynchronously capture different aspects of the session. Faculty have tried wide angle cameras, multiple cameras, portable and fixed cameras, as due to the need to switch between them. Rather than solving the problem of disengagement the current solutions only results in high barrier to entry for teachers leads to a poor experience for students. Techn