On the 15th September (2016) we held a Faculty of Arts Learning & Teaching Symposium , here at Gloucestershire.
The twitter chatter, comments, and links to all the presentations, are captured in this Storify: https://storify.com/davidwebster/learning-and-teaching-symposium
Thanks to Eric Stoller for the Keynote, and to the Dean of Faculty, Professor Tom Barker, for the opening discussion. I think that for the rest of the day we ended up with some very robust, lively and challenging discussion. Many thanks to those who took part.
Video-interviews with all the speakers will follow, once edited, and be posted on this site.
You might well ask!
Actually – the idea is that you have a person in the room (in my experiments this coming Semester, it’ll be a student nominated for that week) – who as the lecture progresses Googles key ideas and notions (and maybe pulls up pertinent pictures too) – and these are displayed alongside the powerpoint (or whatever) that the tutor is using.
What makes it more interactive is that students can send the Jockey (via some kind of Instant Messaging software) requests during the class. The tutor doesn’t know who requested – and no-one else need do: so if there are ideas that you don’t recall – IM the Jockey – and all the class will benefit.
I am going to have to work out how the messaging is best done, and the display stuff means I’ll be having a conversation with some technicians/Learning Technologists – but they love a challenge…
There are some good guidelines/reflections here: https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2006/5/eli7014-pdf.pdf
And this 2012 post from Powerful Learning Practice is worth taking a look at: http://plpnetwork.com/2012/02/08/google-jockeys-in-the-classroom/
This is a great tutorial…well worth a read. It addresses a lot of the problems that we all see (& do) in presentations.
Canva – How to build engaging presentations
We all get bombarded with so many emails but a few tips can help prevent your Inbox becoming a nightmare:
- Use Flags to remind you to return to an email on a specific day/time – this prevents you forgetting about some emails when they drop off the screen
- Delete emails once you’ve responded to them. A copy will be in your Sent Items if you need to access it – *remember to save any attachments first though
- For emails you’re keeping, use Mail Folders to organise them into subjects/categories
- Archive older emails (contact the IT department if you need help with this)
- Only use Delivery/Read receipts when necessary
A great new feature in the new Office 2016 which is coming to UOG PCs soon (Library PCs are being upgraded over the Summer).
When you store a Word file on your OneDrive (Microsoft cloud storage), the file can now be edited simultaneously by colleagues on different devices, in different locations. Flags indicate where colleagues are editing & you can see their edits as they make them. Co-authority in other Office applications will follow soon. For more information on what’s new in Office 2016… follow this link
How to create short video podcasts using an interview format..
This video is based around material I created for use in teaching, over at http://www.philosvids.wordpress.com, but is applicable to students and others trying to ensure their material is at least vaguely engaging..