Johan Slabbert & Dolf Jordaan University of Pretoria

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  • 1. Audio enhanced teaching  and training support University of Pretoria Johan Slabbert Dolf Jordaan Overview • Department for Education Innovation • In the beginning.... • Educational use of sound • Pilot of software – Wi b (Voice Board and Podcasting) Wimba (V i B d d P d ti ) – Elluminate web conferencing software • Conclusion DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION INNOVATION Director Operations HERI Deputy Director Creative Studios Education E-Education and Communication Consultants Technology 1
  • 2. E‐Learning  • Campus wide implementation focus • Lack of video / audio streaming • Use of digital sound IRIS model for Moving from Innovation to Systematization Podcasting Students can download Sound files are lectures, audio compatible with many summaries, expert devices. interviews and other sound files. Students can listen anytime, anywhere. In the beginning....   • Literature evidence: effectiveness of podcasts • Develop online training course • Software: Audacity • Challenges 2
  • 3. Educational use of sound ‐ Examples • African Languages – Classroom Literacies • Voice recording of lectures • Language lab (Modern European Languages) • Mp3 files in LMS 3
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  • 7. Educational use of sound ‐ challenges • Initial use of digital sound – CD’s not accessible to all – Professional versus self recording of lectures – Converting of DVD is time consuming – Si li it ti and HTML / Flash k Size limitation d Fl h knowledge l d • Scalability of initiatives Pilot of synchronous Software • 2003/ 2004 International collaboration • Background / reasons for pilot • Centra in postgraduate M phil • Pilot process • Software S ft • Evaluation • Decision / results 7
  • 8. Wimba Voice • Overview • Features • Current use examples: – Language departments – T t support Tutor t – Project presentations 8
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  • 11. Elluminate 11
  • 12. Web conferencing • Presentation delivery • Desktop or application sharing • Text chat • Shared whiteboard • Videoconferencing Vid f i • File sharing Elluminate 12
  • 13. Conclusions  • Strategy: Open & small scale implementation versus scalable institutional implementation – Our initial processes • Time consuming (record, convert, HTML) • Small scale – difficult to duplicate • Lecture capturing vs unified learning and collaboration • Proof of concept / value • Increase access and cheaper bandwidth (hosted overseas) – Wimba Voice Board and Podcaster – Elluminate synchronous software 13