Web 2.0 Tool for Digital Presentations Subroto Biswas
SECTION REPORT PDIP 3240Web 2.0 Tool for Digital Presentations : By Subroto BiswasSubmitted to InstructorPru MooreDate of SubmissionJuly, The 18th, 2012
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 2Project Proposal for Digital PresentationThe section Model used as digital teaching tool is clubbed by the acronymSECTIONS that stands for: Students Ease of use and reliability Cost Teaching and Learning Interactivity Organizational Issues Novelty and Speed
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 3 Let me examine some of the facets of the above in a nutshell with regard to the tool that I would use for my future instructional strategies. The selection of a 2.0 web tool for my instructional course has been quite easy. Few years before, I did use several Learning Management Systems; tried to switch over my preferences from wiziq.com to www.webex.com, www.moodle.com, www.dimdim.com, www.blackboard.com, www.softchalk.com and others. However, I have always landed myself on the portal, www.wiziq.com due to several key factors. Here are few notable ones, analysed based on SECTIONS (Bates, 2005). What do Students need? The purpose of the selection of the tool was not technology, but for students. Any student could login and search for the topic from the search box. Apart from it the link (url is provided) via mail by the instructor.
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 4 How Easy and reliable is it to use ? Students can upload the lecture, unlike a heavy You tube file! Instant chat help additionally and do not hinder a students’ willingness to enter a virtual classroom. Learners can go into a class in invisible mode, chat, ask questions and re-log again into the class. The recorded session can be viewed up teen times until controlled by the instructor. The same capacity exists in www.moodle.com Big question...How much it costs?The costliest aspect is the time spent into it by the student. Rest is free. No log inor subscription or room entry unless specified by the instructor.In fact, I have hundreds of my lectures and tutorials free on public domain. How vocal is it for Teaching and Learning?We instructor have to work a little more.Make a lecture plan, schedule, prepare slide show, and incorporate videos andanimations. Label each of the lectures, upload them and store in the Contentlibrary. I have more than 200 of them saved for last 5 years! As and when I need toteach a particular class, I incorporate the lectures in my class room. Learners have
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 5the freedom to view the slides by themselves, go to a blackboard or a whiteboardor coloured board and solve, write or question. Is it an Interactive 2.0 web tool?It is. Being a 2.0 web tool, each of the students could be assessed and talked toseparately. Objectionable remarks can be omitted and students could be barredwithout the knowledge of the rest of the learners. Is that not healthy for theclassroom? And the recorded session could be placed for public (open for all) orprivate domain (selected users). What the Organisational issues we have to face?The wiziq team has no issues with regard to the contents in a classroom. Theinstructor and the learners have all the rights to their opinion and copyrightedcontents shared during the session. However, it takes an hour (for the server) toupload the content after a session is over. Novelty is understanding. Does it have any?The authorgen technologies Ltd has been inching towards success and has beenhere since 2005. The other products include www.authorSTREAM.com apartfrom www.wiziq.com
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 6 Speed is the modern technological entity. How good is that?The working speed is great! The portal needs no downloading except for the plug-in software - flash. An instructor could take about 10 minutes to download a heavyfile of 20 MB. However it is one time job. Instant down load of files, doc or PPt ora video also takes a couple of minutes depending on the size. Additionally, onemay provide a link to bypass the trouble of loading and projecting a file in asession.ConclusionSeveral soft wares mentioned in the article also delivers the same good. However,it is the choice of the presenter and his audience. How well done, is the prime issuein a learning process and that is what I seek for.
Project Proposal for Digital Presentation 7ReferencesBates, T. (2005). The Selections Model. Technology, eLearning and Distance Education. New York. Rutledge.Authorstream.com www.authorstream.comBlackboard.com http://www.blackboard.com/Cisco webex.com http://www.webex.com/Dimdim.com acquired by saleforce .com http://www.dimdim.com/Moodle.com http://moodle.com/softchalk.com www. softchalk.comWiziq.com http://www.wiziq.com/