Facilitators: Dylan Cromhout, Marketing and Linda Manashe, ETU, Fundani
Day and time: 6th of August 2015, 14.00-16.00
Location: Faculty of Informatics and Design, Roeland street, Cape Town campus
As the availability of tablets both for lecturers and students increases and institutions of higher learning increasingly support a BYOD (bring your own device) strategy, the use of tablets and other mobile devices for teaching and learning becomes an exciting opportunity for lecturers. Dylan Cromhout and Linda Manashe will introduce two examples on how to use your and your students’ mobile devices for teaching and learning.
Dylan will focus on the use of tablets to record lectures:
Recording one’s lectures has a range of benefits, namely, making lectures available for students who miss class, and for those who would like to recap on the work covered. Mobile tablet devices offer lecturers the capability of recording their actual PowerPoint slides, their voice, as well as the notes they would draw on a whiteboard. Additionally, new wireless dongles allow the lecturer to show the class exactly what’s on the tablet, all while walking around the class.
Such new technologies offer lecturers a new form of flexibility inside and outside of the classroom; and by combining tablets with Blackboard, they provide effective ways of empowering students with the resources they need to become self-motivated learners. Recording one’s lectures can also be used for flipping the classroom and other innovative pedagogic practices.
Linda will introduce another app that you can use to introduce online collaboration into your teaching. Padlet is a web 2.0 tool allows you to collate ideas and collaborate online with your learners in class.
Padlet can be used to:
- Brainstorm ideas from a class
- Organise research on a topic
- Gauge understanding on a topic
- Test student knowledge
- Curate website links
- Share information to an audience
Padlet is a device-agnostic tool, available on the web but also available for free as both an Android and iOS app. Use it from any device or move between several devices and still access your work. App and web versions vary slightly.
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WORKSHOP RESOURCES (Thanks Dylan!)
Recorded presentation from the seminar:
Video explaining how to use Screencasting software to record lectures with a laptop (this is probably the easiest and simplest way):
Video from the seminar which shows how to edit using Windows Movie Maker as well as a piece at the end which shows what drivers and video codecs are needed for recording and editing:
Links to all the software that is needed in order to start recording and editing using a laptop (these are covered in the videos as well):