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Learning styles and technology


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A look at some of the ways I have tried to include learning styles through technology

A look at some of the ways I have tried to include learning styles through technology

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  • 1. Russell Stannnard Technologies for developing multiple learning styles
  • 2. Today’s Talk • Information about me (very quick). • How learning styles have influenced my teaching and learning. • What that means in the classroom for me. • Lots of examples of ideas of what I have actually done. • Conclusions.
  • 3. Russell Stannard Freelance teacher trainer/speaker. Part-time lecturer at the University ofWarwick and a NILE associate trainer. Run @ Won 3 major educational awards 30,000 visitors a month A newsletter with more than 18,000 subscribers Provides FREE help videos to show teachers how to use technology.
  • 4. How it all started ?
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  • 6. Variation
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  • 8. Screen capture technology
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  • 10. My thoughts How can I accommodate more learning styles? How can I make my teaching/learning more inclusive? What can I do in the class and out of the class?
  • 11. Let’s focus on something more visual and oral
  • 12. How can I do that? Screen capture software
  • 13. Screen capture software Records the screen of your computer as if you had a video pointing at it. Includes your voice. Can add real video to screen capture. Can add callouts, subtitles, arrows etc Example How it works
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  • 15. Massive response to idea Videos received enthusiastically Created website for the videos Currently 350,000 visitors a year In surveys the number one reason for their popularity is the fact they are‘ Visual and oral People can work alone It is self paced Flexible
  • 16. My journey begins.. This has value everywhere How can we make feedback more inclusive? How can we make assessment more inclusive? What about other areas?
  • 17. Feedback
  • 18. The idea starts First example just correcting grammar. Providing general feedback to the whole class Providing feedback on vocabulary Providing feedback on grammar Began to realise it could be applied to all subjects and contexts Feedback on blogs Long essays on MA programme
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  • 21. Research begins Research in Norway @ Article in theTimes Higher @ Article Independent @ Article in the Guardian @ JISC report @ Research in Canada @ Report in the HEA Research at JISC Research in Japan Research at the Open University @ Research at Coventry University Research at Cardiff Metropolitan
  • 22. Impacting on Quality • Student’s like the voice. • Students’ feel it is more personal. • More information is conveyed. • Feedback can be elaborated on. • Feedback can be very timely. • Like‘having the teacher sitting next to you’. • Student learning styles. • Motivating/authentic listening material • Special needs students • Stylistic benefits
  • 23. Course Support
  • 24. Making course material more inclusive When we set coursework When we create marking schemes Exam tips
  • 25. The technology Original work done withTechsmith Camtasia I then began to use JING ( free tool) More recently began to work with SnagIt ( about $25 for educational version) Experimented with other free tools like ScreenR and Screencast-o-matic Help videos for all these tools can be found on my website @
  • 26. Assessment
  • 27. More inclusive assessment How can I change my assessments? -My visual -My oral -Less focus on always writing -More reflection -More collaboration
  • 28. Present.Me Student reflection Allows teacher/students to upload PP/Prezi/Google doc Add their webcam and voice Share on the internet We can offer students the choice How does Present.Me work?
  • 29. myBrainShark Upload PDF files,WordFiles, Pictures,Video Add your voice Compressed and available to share Speaking activities for students Teacher presentations for blended/flipped classroom Reflection Introducing yourself
  • 30. Blogging Used on the University ofWarwick MA in ICT. Students keep a reflective blog of what they learn on the course. Images, text, video Present their blog at end of the course Engage with other learners. Phil Longwell Jo Gakonga
  • 31. Conclusions There is a key message about learning styles that can help us in our whole approach to teaching and learning. Start simple ( I was thinking about 4 styles) Thinking about how your teaching and learning can be more inclusive. Highlighted 3 key technologies that I think can help us Can be used in a whole range of different ways
  • 32. Additional References Recent article published in Norway Peter'sArticle @ Recent piece on JING in the Guardian- GuardianArticle @ •For extensive information about the idea and examples go here. Russell’s page on feedback and JING @
  • 33. Help videos for all the tools demonstrated. • PresentMe @ • Jing @ myBrainShark Camtasia
  • 34. Any questions… My site • @ (please sign up to the newsletter) MyTwitter •Russell1955 My Facebook @
  • 35. Here is my presentation