Education Interest Group

First Virtual Meeting 2020, August 31

In this first virtual meeting of the IVOA Edu IG we want to exchange experiences we made with remote teaching during the Covid19 measures around the globe. As IVOA we now have quite some understanding how conferences can work remotely and of course what we miss here. Yet teaching is something different.

Session 1, August 31, 10:00 UTC

In the first of two sessions, we want to identify problems with remote teaching, search possible solutions and hopefully find a set of best practices to recommen to the IVOA members to use in their education and outreach efforts in the upcoming months (let's be optimistic here!). We would be happy about contributions from professors, teachers, and students. We are interested in your experiences, successes and mistakes during remote teaching, be it from the educational part, but also from the software part: Do you have any advice for using or not using a specific tool in a given situation: let us know!

The first session of the virtual meeting is jointly organized by IVOA EduIG, IAU DAEPO WG and IAU OAD. The presentations and speakers of the first session are listed below. It would be great if we receive the presentations as PDF before the session so we can publish them here. If you don't know how to add them here, please sent your presentation to

The Zoom link for the first Session is:

Time Topic Speaker Presentation
10:00-10:05 Introduction Chenzhou Cui  
10:05-10:15 Remote teaching from Wuhan during the COVID-19 Cuilan Qiao pdf
10:15-10:20 Remote learning in Beijing during the COVID-19 Alice Cui pdf
10:20-10:30 Spanish VO remote hands-on workshop on VO tool Fran Jiminez-Esteban and Miriam Cortes pdf
10:30-10:40 Virtual and Remote Planetarium Programming: Case Studies and Resources Corrie Roe pdf
10:40-10:50 Remote learning, virtual instruction – for whom, by whom? Susana Deustua pdf
10:50-11:00 The Caveats in Virtual Teaching of Astronomy Priya Hasan pdf
11:00-11:10 The role of the educator in virtuality: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Beatriz Garcia pdf

Session 2, August 31, 16:00 UTC

The second session is dedicated to continue discussions from Session 1 if needed, but will also involve an introduction to the idea of organising a remote IVOA workshop on VO standards and tools. Do we think that this is possible ? What infrastrucutre would we need ? Which software solution could we use etc. ?

We suggest to discuss this possibility in the session and if we come to a solution would like to bring this idea to the TCG and Exec.
If you are interested in participating, please send a short notice to Don't forget to mention if you want to add a contribution to the sessions.

The zoom link for Session #2 is:

Notes will be taken in an etherpad at:

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PDFpdf AliceSpeech.pdf manage 1005.6 K 2020-08-31 - 09:11 HendriklHein EduIG presentation by Alice Cui
PDFpdf BGarcia-online-Education-2020.pdf manage 8861.8 K 2020-08-31 - 09:10 HendriklHein EduIG presentatino by Beatrize Garcia
PDFpdf Deustua-IVOSEduGroup.pdf manage 5072.6 K 2020-08-31 - 09:08 HendriklHein EduIG Presentation of Susana Deustua
PDFpdf Remote_teaching_from_Wuhan.pdf manage 5747.8 K 2020-08-31 - 09:14 HendriklHein EduIG presentation by Cuilan Qiao
PDFpdf Remote_teaching_from_Wuhan_during_the_COVID19_Cuilan_Qiao.pdf manage 5747.8 K 2020-08-31 - 09:11 HendriklHein EduIG presentation by Cuilan Qiao
PDFpdf VOV_EduIG_MCC.pdf manage 1417.7 K 2020-08-31 - 09:13 HendriklHein EduIG presentation by Miriam CortÚs Contreras, Francisco Jiminez-Esteban and Enrique Solano
PDFpdf Virtual_and_Remote_Programming_Roe_IVOA_EIG_Aug_2020.pdf manage 2111.0 K 2020-08-31 - 09:09 HendriklHein EduIG Presentation by Corrie Row
PDFpdf virtual_teaching.pdf manage 1964.6 K 2020-08-31 - 09:12 HendriklHein EduIG presentation by Priya Hasan
Topic revision: r11 - 2020-08-31 - HendriklHein
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