Running lecture capture on one of our new interactive screens using Kaltura capturescreen.
We have been trialling video and audio feedback using screen capture via Kaltura for additional comments on scripts initially marked through turnitn
It’s official and I’m chuffed to bits!
Congratulations, we are delighted to inform you that your application for recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) via the LTPRS Personal Pathway has been successful.
Thoughts from TELFEST.
progress on the degree. Ran a blackboard (Mole) exemplar course session with the lecturers at the training centre on Thursday 9th June . Excellent support from Danny Monaghan and Pete Mella and plenty of ideas to incorporate.
Attended the Eng Faculty TEL meeting and EATS session which mostly dealt with Echo360 lecture capture .
Started purchasing our recording equipment for the flipped learning so it feels like we are moving forward a little.
With Daniel Villalba Algas from Politics / Sociological studies I have been successful in a bid to the Learning & Teaching development fund and have been award £500 for a pilot project to “promote production of material for flipped lectures”.
The bid is based around two applications.
Explain Everything is a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard app which we will be able to make use of with the staff iPads to create learning material.
Plickers is a simple tool that lets lecturers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices
First meeting with the central MOOC team about timings for the next run of the Crime Justice and Society course on Futurelearn.
We have already begun to reuse some of the MOOC material in our existing MOLE modules.
The first run of the MOOC had over 5500 active learners from 136 different countries
At last, staged roll outs of iPads to staff using meraki as a management tool. Starting with our Legal Practice Course staff. It all went well till they started using facetime and syncing contacts to the iCloud (which to be honest we thought we had removed) Cue much removal of iCloud from the devices that still had it on. Anyway 20 done, 55 to go
First full week of students using the pebblepad workbooks for EU law and the interface has caused some confusion, not just for the students as it sometimes gives us a hard time. At least one student complete the whole thing in one sitting though!
50 laptops setup for the cafe style learning event the first years are taking part in over in the octagon. In the days of BYOD im not sure how many of the 50 we provided were actually used
And over in MOOC / futurelearn world sign ups are now over 6000
So much went on this week so I’ll say it with pictures.
TELFEST came and went and I attended as many sessions as I could given that it was the week before student intro week.
The pic below? Well Tim Herrick used a metaphor for the capability of our VLE during a round-table discussion . he said it was OK but not brilliant, a bit like a holiday in Norfolk. So the picture below is actually from my recent holiday in Norfolk. I don’t think it’s too bad…Norfolk that is, the VLE is for a different discussion
Then Thursday I walked 19.5 miles (the fitbit said 21) from Edale to Sheffield for the big walk charity event
I ended up walking with Laura from our MOOC team so there was much talk of the future of MOOCs and how our own criminology MOOC will take off
Here is our small group on the approach to Sheffield with about 6 miles to go
And finally, as they say. Introductions from the educators on our MOOC