[Pibe-division] Virtual Teaching using Remote Access

Bryan Schulz b.schulz at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 19 09:50:25 CDT 2011


hi,

sounds good but as i suspected, depends on residual vision.
Have you found a way to do this when jaws is screwed up without vision?

Bryan Schulz

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dr. Denise M. Robinson 
  To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List ; 2010-teacher-of-tomorrow at nfbnet.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:23 AM
  Subject: [Pibe-division] Virtual Teaching using Remote Access


  When one of my students is having difficulties with their Jaws or needs help installing it, I need to connect to their computer a different way than through Jaws TANDEM. There are many ways to do remote access, but I chose to connect yesterday through SKYPE. For those new to the idea, remote access is where someone can help you resolve computer problems, no matter where you or they are in the world. You just need a phone line, but better is a wireless connection...anything works though.

  The student called and then I gave her directions on the key commands so I could call up her computer.

  Within minutes her Jaws was fixed. I then gave her the JAWS commands to pull up her computer using JAWS TANDEM and continued her lesson.

  When you connect remotely using anything else other than JAWS TANDEM, you will not be able to hear JAWS unless the person turns him way up, which I have done also depending on the issue, but you miss too much information. To truly check to make sure JAWS is working correctly you must pull the students' computer up using TANDEM. I had her and SKYPE on one of my monitors, still connected remotely and then pulled her computer up using TANDEM on the other monitor. I could easily watch the interaction on both screens, tweaking as I needed. Well actually having her tweak. In general, I will not touch my keyboard to control their machine, as this is a great chance for the student to learn how to fix their own problems. 

  The point is giving them applicable skills that will work for a lifetime, so when they are on their own, they can fix their own issues as they come up. My older students who have long since graduated, can just email me now with a problem and I can give them the answer back through email. Rarely do I have to pull their machines up.

  Give someone a fish and they eat for a day.
  Teach them how to fish and they eat for a lifetime! 

         Denise 

  Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
  CEO, TechVision
  Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
  email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com
  Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com 






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