Some courses use videoconferencing so students can watch and hear the professor in Edmonton (or another location) as well as see the PowerPoint at the same time. The technology used for videoconferencing is very progressive and uses large high-definition screens. Some students have commented that it actually feels like you're right there in Edmonton with the rest of the class. The amount of time spent in class via videoconference depends on the year, term and class and can range from 30 to 70 percent of the time.
There are five Calgary occupational therapists that are instructors and teach “live” (e.g. face-to-face) to give lectures, labs and group facilitation.
Students attend all classes together in the two classrooms at the OT Department, Calgary Campus (Suite 760, 999 8 Street SW). Classes are attended whether the instruction is “live” or via videoconferencing and “attending” from home is not a possibility. Many classes require student participation and group interaction which is why attendance is critical.