With the outbreak of COVID-19, many courses at Changwon University have been moved online since 2020. Various types of lectures, such as blended lectures, real time video learning, recorded lectures, and face-to-face lectures have been held, and students have had to find isolated places to listen to them. Even while taking the lectures, if the lectures are not in-person, it is necessary to find an appropriate internet program to access the lectures. In order to help with this situation, LINCPLUS has set up a space for taking virtual classes.
Reservations are required if students wish to use the space operated by LINCPLUS. To make a reservation, go to the bottom of the Changwon University website and log in to LINCPLUS. Then click Reserve Lab. Two reservation rooms appear along with a "Reservation" screen. The first is a reservation room named "for testing." It has a capacity of one person and is available from Monday to Saturday. Available hours are "8-9, 9-10, and 11-14”. Next is the reservation room named "[Conference Room] No.81406”. Its capacity is 20 people, and it is available Monday through Friday. There is a generally television-linked beam projector there. Available hours are "9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 16-17, and 17-18”, and it is not available from “12-13”. However, reservations cannot be made between “10-12” on Tuesday due to the LINCPLUS conference. In addition, reservations may be changed or cancelled depending on the circumstances of LINCPLUS. After applying for a reservation, students need to contact LINCPLUS to request confirmation. The reservation information and the reservation list can be checked on the "Reservations'' screen of both rooms.
The two spaces for virtual lectures are located at the Industrial Cooperation Foundation, Building 81 of Changwon University. The place called "for testing" is on the second floor and has many computers. There are two ‘COLABOX’ meeting rooms in the back. In this place, people can record or take lectures. The size of the room is not large, but it has an opaque door, a monitor, and a camera, so it can be used freely without disturbing others. The second floor is connected to the fourth floor. There are two monitors on the ceiling on each side of the lecture room, and people can see the fourth floor through the monitor. If professors give classes on the second floor, students on the fourth floor can take their lectures. Generally, the second floor is suitable for recording lectures as well. The space on the fourth floor is marked "81406 Coworking Space." In the coworking space on the fourth floor, there is a large monitor that fills one wall. Video conferencing is possible through this large screen. The monitor also allows mirroring and allows a few people to watch the monitor in the coworking space. A ‘ㄷ’shaped desk is placed in front of the monitor. For more information, please contact (055) 213-2913.
As lecture methods have changed, spaces are being created to match them. By creating a space that can be used according to individual circumstances, student academic environments have been improved to facilitate recording and taking lectures. It is important to overcome the changes in lecture methods caused by COVID-19 and find methods that suit the current situation. Changwon University students should make good use of the newly established spaces for taking virtual classes.
By An So-yeon, cub-reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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