College of Education
Department of Instructional & Teaching Technologies
Exclusive & Cost-Effective Distance Education Solution
1) Ahmed Hamdan AL_Jahwari - 68693
2) Azeer Jamal AL_Zadjali – 82920
Submitted to Dr.Alaa Sadik
1) Defining Board solution
What is the solution?
When we think about teaching and learning first thing which come to our mind is
board whether whiteboard or blackboard as board technology is being used in
teaching process from a long time and it’s still being used in most recent
classrooms so when we think about distance education we find that the board
technology is missing, we can’t say that it’s completely missing however it’s not
being used as it is in real classrooms and that is because the features available
in computer-based boards softwares does not allow the teacher to use it to teach
in an effective manner so here we came with a solution to use the board
technology in distance education with high level of quality in learning outcome,
and that is because the new and innovative ActivInspire software which manly
come with the Activeboard however in our solution we don’t need an Activeboard
we will only use its software which produced by Promethean company.
How the solution works?
As we believe that the board is highly important in teaching and learning process
and exactly in demonstrating process so we build our solution in board base our
solution works as follow teacher have to install ActivInspire software which he
must purchase from Promethean company and then use free screen recorder
software we recommend CamStudio to record the lesson after he finishes
recording the lesson he will upload it in YouTube and give the link to the students
during a Messenger Conversation students have to review the lesson from
YouTube and then ask questions during the conversation when the conversation
ends student can ask questions through E-mail and teacher have to respond to
Because ActivInspire is a full Computer-Based board solution as it has all the
features which a normal board has and more, anything we can do in normal
board we can do using ActivInspire software and it also has a lot of attention
getting features which keep the students engaged during the explanation process
we believe that using this software will significantly improve and enhance student
learning and as we mentioned that it has engaging capabilities so we believe that
using ActivInspire software will keep students motivated during the lesson.
Because it’s a free and powerful screen recording software, when teacher
explain a lesson using ActivInspire software he must record it in video format so
he needs an Screen recording software so we recommend CamStudio because it
has voice recording feature and clear high quality screen recording feature
which a teacher can easily use to record a lesson.
Because YouTube is free web-based video streaming site and this is we need for
our solution when thinking about cost-effectiveness YouTube is a great deal
which can be used to publish the lesson as teacher can easily upload the lesson
which is in video format of course and students can watch them directly from the
Why Windows Live Mail & Messenger?
Firstly Windows Live Mail is a great E-mail system which is free easy to use and
secured and for Windows Live Messenger once again because it’s free and easy
to use instant messaging system and it support text, video and audio
When all these tools come together they form a great Distance Education
solution that is Cost-effective and high quality, imagine that a teacher explains a
lesson using the ActivInspire software and record it using CamStudio and then
Upload it to YouTube and then give the link to students using instant messaging
software does it seems complicated? We believe that it is kind of complicated but
when comparing with learning outcomes we recognized that it’s very close to
normal classroom as the teacher publishes the lesson during a live conservation
like a teacher explaining something in a real classroom where students can ask
questions and get feedback in classroom they directly ask but in our solution they
ask using instant messaging software, then to make it distance education student
must have freedom so if he don’t want to ask questions during the live
conservation he can do that by E-mail and he also can review the lesson anytime
he want since it’s uploaded in YouTube as he can specify the exact minute which
he need more explanation on.
2) Objectives of using this solution
√ Improve Teaching & Learning process.
√ Keep students engaged and motivated.
√ Encourage students to participate and ask questions
√ Generate high-level learning outcomes.
3) Features & advantages/limitations of this solution
√ Two-Way communication
√ Synchronous & Asynchronous
Advantages of the solution
√ Keep students active and motivated
When we use the ActivInspire software we can keep student active
by using the tools available in the software.
√ Could be used to explain complex lessons
Using ActivInspire the teacher can explain highly complex lesson in
a very effective way and that is of course with the tools available in
the software which allow the teacher to explain most complex
lesson in a very effective way.
√ Allow learners to participate and ask questions
Learner can ask questions directly though the live conservation or
√ Enhance teaching & learning process
When certain complex issue could be well-explained so the solution
enhances teaching & learning process.
√ Helps shy student to participate and ask questions
Some shy students don’t like to participate and/or ask questions
during live conservation they prefer to do that using E-mail; in our
solution they can easily do that.
√ Allow learners to play and replay the lesson as many times as they need
Since lessons are uploaded in YouTube learners can watch them
as many times as they need
Limitations of the solution
√ ActivInspire software complexity
Although ActivInspire is highly educational software which helps the
teachers to explain complex lesson easily, the use of this software
is little bit complex at the beginning and teachers should have a
training session to be able to use the software effectively.
√ Number of softwares used in the solution
There are three softwares used in this solution not including
YouTube this could be counted as limitation because teacher have
to be familiar with all the softwares before he could deliver
knowledge in an effective way.
4) How this solution used to deliver and support learning
Delivering knowledge using this solution is done as following teacher asks all the
students he teaches to enter Messenger in a specific time and when all students
are there he lunches the lesson on YouTube and give the link to student through
the group conversation which is held on Windows Live Messenger each student
has to enter the lesson on YouTube and watch it directly and while watching they
can ask questions to teachers directly on instant messaging room and when the
finishes the live session each student can watch the lesson at his own time here
support comes as each student can watch the lesson and ask questions trough
E-mail and the teachers answers him as soon as he can.