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/
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..
Prezi is an alternative to Powerpoint – but it can be tricky to use it well: this is an interesting video on its use in an academic context:
At http://ist.glos.ac.uk/referencing/plagiarism/ there is (approx. 15 minute) tutorial to work through – to help you avoid plagiarism..
If you go to http://ist.glos.ac.uk/resources2.html – there is a tutorial you can work through on how to use the library catalogues (the OPAC system) to search for resources.