Innovative technologies<br />Innovative technologies<br />Talking Teaching, Firth Court, University of Sheffield<br />Ian ...
Overview<br /><ul><li>Innovative spaces
Innovativetechnology
How is the technology used
Technical and pedagogical support
Training
Feedback
Summary</li></li></ul><li>Innovative teaching spaces<br /><ul><li>3 x CILASS Collaboratories
Lecture Theatres
Departmental Classrooms
IT Classroom
Open networking spaces</li></li></ul><li>In room technology<br /><ul><li>AMX touch screen system
Sympodiums
CopyCams & Huddleboards
Access Grid Nodes
Fixed Data projector systems
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Talk by Chris Clow (IT/AV Advisor for CILASS) and Ian Knowles (Teaching & Learning Infrastructure Manager for CiCs) at the Talking Teaching event at Firth Court, University of Sheffield 9th July 2009.

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Innovative Teaching Spaces and Technologies

  1. 1. Innovative technologies<br />Innovative technologies<br />Talking Teaching, Firth Court, University of Sheffield<br />Ian Knowles & Chris Clow<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br /><ul><li>Innovative spaces
  3. 3. Innovativetechnology
  4. 4. How is the technology used
  5. 5. Technical and pedagogical support
  6. 6. Training
  7. 7. Feedback
  8. 8. Summary</li></li></ul><li>Innovative teaching spaces<br /><ul><li>3 x CILASS Collaboratories
  9. 9. Lecture Theatres
  10. 10. Departmental Classrooms
  11. 11. IT Classroom
  12. 12. Open networking spaces</li></li></ul><li>In room technology<br /><ul><li>AMX touch screen system
  13. 13. Sympodiums
  14. 14. CopyCams & Huddleboards
  15. 15. Access Grid Nodes
  16. 16. Fixed Data projector systems
  17. 17. Plasma screen system
  18. 18. Large widescreen desktop PCs
  19. 19. Laptops
  20. 20. DVD players</li></li></ul><li>AMX touch screen system<br /><ul><li>Controls powering on and off of </li></ul>data projectors<br /><ul><li>Changes and displays input sources
  21. 21. Displays students’ work from local computers
  22. 22. Adjusts volume
  23. 23. Collaboratory 1 – Displays Lectern PC and DVD player on all desktop monitors
  24. 24. Collaboratory 3 – Changes to study mode, to work in smaller groups and display multiple laptops at same time
  25. 25. Installed by in house Audio Visual Service</li></li></ul><li>Sympodium<br /><ul><li>Digitally writes over desktop
  26. 26. Fully interactive
  27. 27. What the teacher sees the students’ see
  28. 28. No issue with blocking out projector
  29. 29. Extremely effective with Microsoft Office
  30. 30. Capture and export workings as jpeg to email out to class
  31. 31. Record the desktop</li></li></ul><li>CopyCams & Huddleboards<br /><ul><li>Lightweight
  32. 32. Easy to use
  33. 33. Quick to capture and save
  34. 34. Saves digitally
  35. 35. Easy online access of saved images </li></li></ul><li>Access Grid<br /><ul><li>Group video conferencing
  36. 36. Video conferences with other institutions around the world
  37. 37. Meetings take place in pre-booked virtual rooms
  38. 38. Meetings can be encrypted
  39. 39. Can share PowerPoint presentations
  40. 40. Can share multimedia files, such as images and videos
  41. 41. In collaboratory 2 – remote controlled 4 point camera system
  42. 42. Needs full technical support before and during conference</li></li></ul><li>Portable technology<br /><ul><li>Laptops
  43. 43. Digital Audio Recorders
  44. 44. Sill Digital Cameras
  45. 45. Computer Speakers
  46. 46. Digital Video Camcorders
  47. 47. Directional Microphones
  48. 48. Headsets
  49. 49. Tripods
  50. 50. Portable Data Projectors
  51. 51. Portable Microphone Systems
  52. 52. Voting System
  53. 53. MyEcho lecture capture</li></li></ul><li>Technical and pedagogical support<br /><ul><li>Full time (Mon-Fri, 35hrs per week)
  54. 54. Manage equipment loans and returns
  55. 55. Train new users
  56. 56. Produce/update user guides
  57. 57. Improve technical support signage
  58. 58. Update CILASS teaching spaces web pages
  59. 59. Collaborate with SAN Tech Group to produce training aids such as ‘How to’, ‘Why to’ introductory videos
  60. 60. Collate feedback
  61. 61. Improve and develop technical and pedagogical support in response to feedback</li></li></ul><li>Training<br /><ul><li>Arranged One-One or Group sessions
  62. 62. Weekly Open drop-in ‘sandpit’ sessions
  63. 63. Observe sessions and when possible, advise on more effective practices</li></li></ul><li>Training videos & User guides<br /><ul><li>Working with Student Ambassador Network technology group to produce ‘How to’ & ‘Why to’ use the CILASS technology videos
  64. 64. Regularly produce and update user guides
  65. 65. Video - Why to use an digital audio recorder
  66. 66. Video – How to use the Edirol R09 MPR3/Wave audio recorder
  67. 67. Video – How can a Sympodium enhance the learning and teaching experience</li></li></ul><li>Feedback<br />&quot;As well as the easy access to a range of high-performance equipment, the advantage of consulting the CILASS team is the education we received. Chris, the IT/AV Advisor was extremely knowledgeable and intent that we should not only use the best equipment, but properly understand exactly how it worked and the merits of alternative approaches.”<br />James Kenyon, 6th Year M.Arch (Architecture student)<br />
  68. 68. CILASS portable equipment statistics<br />Data as of 6/7/2009<br />
  69. 69. Summary<br /><ul><li>Teaching spaces are technology rich but not technology driven
  70. 70. Technology enhances learning and teaching experience
  71. 71. Technology requires both technical and pedagogical support
  72. 72. Feedback is important to develop and improve support and resources</li></li></ul><li>For more information<br />Visit the CiCS learning & teaching website<br />www.shef.ac.uk/cics/learningandteaching<br />Visit the CILASS teaching spaces website www.shef.ac.uk/cilass/learning-spaces<br />Or contact me by email<br />i.knowles@sheffield.ac.uk<br />c.clow@sheffield.ac.uk<br />

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