Why are videos so prevalent in MOOCs? In this article I consider why videos and other multimedia that enable narrative and storytelling form core components of the learning design in Massive Open Online Courses...
This is a quick summary of a case study at Durham University presented by Elaine Tan at #durbbu 2016, utilising the institutional video platform to support formative feedback on student presentations. There is a...
This month it’s flipping classrooms with a webinar on flipped learning pedagogy. I promoted the use of in-class technology to capture handwritten learning materials and create video learning resources. I also wrote up my...
As part of an institutional-wide project on the Transition to Higher Education, I presented a few months back on an approach to create videos to help students understand what a subject entails at university-level. One of the biggest challenges that some subjects have is that they are not taught at A Level, which means for the vast majority of their students they are starting from scratch. Simply getting a basic understanding of what the subject is, and more importantly why it is relevant for today’s society (and careers), is a key part of both the recruitment and transition experience.
Part of a series of posts reporting back on the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference 2012.
One of our lecturers is trialling the use of Facebook with our undergraduates this year. The rationale is to provide a space where student from other institutions can interact, something that cannot be achieved with our VLE due to the locked-down nature of it. In preparation for this, we wanted to ensure that students were prepared and aware of how to restrict information that is on their Facebook profile. Hence, a 10 minute video guide pointing out the locations of Facebook privacy settings.
Reflections on parallel sessions: Video feedback to students (Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2011)
This post is a summary of one of the parallel sessions at the 2011 Durham Blackboard Users Conference. It focuses on providing assignment feedback via short videos recorded by academic tutors.
The archaic need to keep users on your site and your site only, really isn’t relevant for modern web usage. The latest contribution from Jakob Nielsen ‘Social Media Outsourcing Can Be Risky‘, should certainly not put you off using social media and networks within your business. My argument here goes against his snapshot that social media causes lower usability and less user loyalty. If anything, it increases usability and develops new user loyalties.