What is live-streaming?
Live-streaming (sometimes called live-feeds or webinars) involves broadcasting a live-feed of visual and audio content over the internet in real-time. Live-streams can be watched live or can be recorded and made available at a later date.
Live-streaming has become a popular method of sharing content and connecting with an audience.
Live-streaming through Hwb
Through Hwb, practitioners can live-stream using Microsoft Teams Live Events.
Using live-streaming to deliver lessons
Live-streaming can be an effective tool for practitioners to deliver remote learning. Live-streaming allows you to:
- deliver lessons to your class / learners
- deliver large-scale lectures or assemblies
- deliver webinars.
Benefits of live-streaming lessons
Live-streaming offers many benefits to blended learning. The benefits of live-streaming lessons include:
- it provides a one-way stream ensuring that only your chosen content is presented
- learners can view the live feed but cannot be seen or heard
- teachers have full control of lesson interaction with optional moderated chat (Q&A channel)
- parents and carers can support learners with live-streamed lessons without being directly involved
- when recorded, live-streamed lessons offer flexibility to learners, enabling them to access lessons at convenient times or to re-visit lessons to clarify or confirm learning.
Points to remember
- Everything on your screen will be seen by all.
- You are ‘live’, therefore carefully consider what can been seen and heard in your environment.
- Where possible, practitioners and learners should use background blur settings in Microsoft Teams.
- By live-streaming you are committing to delivering a lesson on a specific date/time.
- Keep learners engaged with a variety of content and material!
- Remember to look at the camera – not the monitor!