PODCAST: #EDUTECHTALKS #9 – Leveraging Microsoft Teams to Enable Virtual Classrooms featuring Matthew Jorgensen

PodcastThe ninth podcast between Amit Pawar and myself in our #eduTechTalks series is now available on all major Podcast Platforms and features Matthew Jorgensen, eLearning Director from St Stephen’s College on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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In this podcast we discuss how Microsoft Teams for Education is enabling teachers to connect with students who can not be physically present on the campus for any reason. With health scares across Asia, many international students were unable to return to the classrooms in time for the start of the school semester, so Matthew Jorgensen leveraged Teams to help with video streaming of live lessons to those students at home.

I first saw Matthew’s work on LinkedIn in this post where he described what was happening at the school:

Channel 9 joined an English class with Mrs Mullan who has been live-streaming and recording lessons for multiple classes and attendees at a time … Selina (online) and Reagan (live in person) are our College International Captains and they were grilled by Channel 9.

The app used is Microsoft Teams …It can even convert speech to text and display it on the screen … Recording sessions have gone so well that teachers are interested in video recording lessons for absent students in the future, or just to have for revision.


Matthew’s LinkedIn post received a lot of positive feedback when he shared how his school was using Microsoft Teams to do livestreaming of lessons to remote students.

Since recording the podcast, we’ve seen many other schools using Microsoft Teams for this as well, such as schools inside the Catholic Education of Western Australia:

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