Technology in Teaching, Research & Admin’: Some Quick Wins & Data Protection

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A talk given by Dr Simon Bignell at University of Derby, Psychology Quality Away Day in November 2013. Technology in Teaching, Research & Admin’: Some Quick Wins & Data Protection

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Technology in Teaching, Research & Admin’: Some Quick Wins & Data Protection

  1. 1. Simon Bignell Psychology, University of Derby Technology in Teaching, Research & Admin’: Some Quick Wins & Data Protection
  2. 2. “Don’t ask what the technology can do for you, rather what the pedagogy needs.” Gilly Salmon, Professor of e-Learning and Learning Technologies, University of Leicester
  3. 3. “As technology continues to develop in all spheres of life, this not only increases its potential for use within the lecture room and beyond – but also our expectation that this will happen.” National Student Forum Annual Report 2009
  4. 4. The following video ‘Rethinking Education‘ is by Michael Wesch (Kansas State University) and available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xb5spS8pmE
  5. 5. What Tech’ do you use? • Cloud? • Software? • Hardware?
  6. 6. Data Protection Organisations must keep the information accurate and up to date, they must only keep it for as long as they need it for a specified purpose and they must keep it secure.
  7. 7. Official University Media and Technology Policies • Details of all IT Policies can be found at: http://www.derby.ac.uk/its/policies/ • The following policies and guidelines are of particular importance: –Data Code of Conduct –Personal Information Promise –Acceptable Use Policy
  8. 8. IT Acceptable Use Policy Any "unofficial" web pages hosted on University web servers must not be linked directly to the University home page or linked directly to the Faculty/department homepages. …
  9. 9. IT Acceptable Use Policy … These pages must not include the University logo. Pages such as this should include a disclaimer stating, "The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual concerned and not necessarily those of the University".
  10. 10. IT Acceptable Use Policy • You must not install ANY third party software that is not licensed to the University on any of the University's computer systems under any circumstances.
  11. 11. IT Acceptable Use Policy • Unlicensed copies of computer software must not be brought onto University premises, uploaded to or downloaded from University machinery, or passed across University networks.
  12. 12. IT Acceptable Use Policy Interestingly…. “You must not modify or delete files on the hard disks of University computers.”
  13. 13. • Teaching • Research • Administration • Activity
  14. 14. Teaching • Prezi • Powerpoint • iPads (Tablets) (Show Me) • Pointers • Digital Recorders • Blackboard Mobile™ Learn platform
  15. 15. If we need to propose, initiate, collaborate, conduct and write-up research we need the most functional tools to do so. Most are Free!
  16. 16. Research –Adobe Forms –Google Forms –Lime Survey –Survey Monkey • Survey Software
  17. 17. Research • APA style-perfect in Word. • Harvest citations from web • Manage my sources online. • Searching • Groups • Academic Social Network • Referencing and staying on top of sources is cumbersome.
  18. 18. Research • APA style-perfect in Word. • Manage my sources online. • Searching • Organising • Sharing your research • Referencing and staying on top of sources is cumbersome.
  19. 19. Research • APA style-perfect in Word. • Manage my sources online. • Searching • Academic Social Network • Referencing and staying on top of sources is cumbersome.
  20. 20. Admin • Storage and Synchronization • Very easy to use • 2GB Free • File sharing • Collaborative Editing • I need to manage my Data and Files.
  21. 21. Admin • Storage and Synchronization • Easy to use • 25GB Free • Files up to 2GB • File sharing files and photos • Works with Office • Collaborative Editing • I need to manage my Data and Files.
  22. 22. Admin • Slick • Storage and Synchronization • Very easy to use • 15GB Free • File sharing • Works with GMail • Collaborative Editing • I need to manage my Data and Files.
  23. 23. Admin • Derby Whitelisted Applications – https://udo.derby.ac.uk/sites/its/Governance/Pages /Software-Whitelist.aspx
  24. 24. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” - Bill Gates “There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.” - Nancy Kassebaum
  25. 25. Social Media • Collaborative projects (for example, Wikipedia) • Blogs and microblogs (for example, Twitter) • Content communities (for example, YouTube) • Virtual game-worlds (e.g., World of Warcraft) • Virtual social worlds (e.g. Second Life) • Social networking sites (for example, Facebook)
  26. 26. Social & Academic Networking • Linked In • Academia • Research Gate • Facebook
  27. 27. Academic Practice Social Media Document
  28. 28. ‘JISC - Moving into Virtual Worlds - Emerging Practice in a Digital Age’ • Guide and Video – With Aston University • JISC resources feature commentary and reflection on pedagogical applications of virtual worlds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aTvE2OBQHc Emerging Practice in a Digital Age JISC VIDEO http://www.jisc.ac.uk/emergeresource
  29. 29. Virtual Neonatal Ward: for a Developmental Psychology Module at University of Derby Video of Neonatal Unit (1m16s): http://youtu.be/sEd9s0toHuk
  30. 30. How to visit the University of Derby Second Life Islands: 1) Create and avatar: http://tinyurl.com/GETAN-AVATAR 2) Install Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/Download-SL 3) Teleport to us: http://tinyurl.com/DERBYSECONDLIFE Virtual Campus Flythrough (1m6s): http://youtu.be/GQnyb87Zj0o
  31. 31. Teaching What Tech’ do you use for Teaching?
  32. 32. Research What Tech’ do you use for Research?
  33. 33. Admin’ Tasks What Tech’ do you use for Admin’ tasks?

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