Last night's OU Live session had added intensity as my volume kept slipping. I could see that the slider was moving sometimes to reduce the volume and monitoring this added to the intensity of the session. I frequently had to do all of the following at the same time:
- think about what I was saying
- respond to what students were saying
- work the whiteboard
- monitor and respond to messages in the text boxes
- monitor my own volume.
OU Live clearly has great value but it is challenging for tutors to work with it. All teaching involves making many decisions and bearing different factors in mind but OU Live requires even more than most face to face teaching.