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    • Learning & Teaching Conference 2010: Re-thinking the Curriculum
      Web Delivered e-Presentations
      Dr Stephen McKinnell
      Director of e-Learning
      Dr Peter Dangerfield
      Director of MBChB Year 1
      Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
    • Drivers
      Similar content delivered year on year;
      Similar content delivered to students on different programmes;
      Congested timetables - students;
      Workload issues (teaching, research, clinical) – staff;
      Student centred learning;
      Reusable Learning Objects;
      Enabling technologies now available.
    • Reusable Learning Objects
      “any digital resource that can be reused to support learning”
      Wiley (2000)
      Learning objects have the following key characteristics:
      • Small units of learning, typically ranging from 2 minutes to 15 minutes.
      • Are self-contained – each LO can be taken independently
      • Are reusable – a single LO may be used in multiple contexts for multiple purposes
      • Can be aggregated – LOs can be grouped into larger collections of content, including traditional course structures
      • Are tagged with metadata – every learning object has descriptive information allowing it to be easily found.
      Beck (2009)
    • How?
      Content Creation
      (Subject specialist)
      LO Creation
      (Subject specialist &
      e-technologist)
      LO delivery to students
      (e-technologist)
    • Content Creation
      Normal PowerPoints developed
      Discrete chunks….multiple small PowerPoints instead of one large one
      Consideration given to future use and how to lessen future re-recording/re-editing
    • LO Creation
      Voice-narrated PowerPoint recording using Camtasia Studio
      Outputted to “One Video with TOC” – intended for web delivery
      Output video format .FLV
      Embedded on html page
      Recorded at 1024 x 768 but delivered at 960 x 655 resolution
    • LO Delivery to Students
      Multiple options
      Web
      CD
      i-Phone
      VITAL / mapped drive / pcwww
      Secure delivery
      Ability to track use
      Single point of storage, multiple points of delivery
    • LO Delivery to Students
      Web page in ‘public.www’ M: drive
      • Pseudo tagging of Los
      • Securely delivered to staff only
      Mapped drive published to pcwww
      • Secure / public
      • Single instance
      URL accessed through VITAL
      • Secure
      • Multiple instances
      • Utilises all Blackboards features
    • Conclusions
      15 embryology themed and 4 growth and developed themed LOs already developed plus 6 supporting SSMs.
      Available to multiple years on the MBChB programme (UG and PG entry), BDS programme and the BSc (Hons) Anatomy degree.
      No analysis of student usage / views yet undertaken. But positive feedback has been received.
      The approach undertaken and technology used is more than satisfactory.
      The use of TOCs is a real advantage.
    • Issues
      Not all content lends itself to this approach.
      Additional front-loaded work for staff which may be onset against ‘savings’ later.
      ‘Team developed’ approach desirable to make appropriate / efficient use of skills (academic and e-learning technologist).
      Student centre learning – emphasis on the independent learner.
      Improved the student experience.
    • References
      Beck, Robert J. (2009), "What Are Learning Objects?", Learning Objects, Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/learning_objects.cfm?gid=56
      Wiley, David A. (2000), "Connecting Learning Objects to Instructional Design Theory: A Definition, A Metaphor, and A Taxonomy", in Wiley, David A. (DOC), The Instructional Use of Learning Object. http://www.reusability.org/read/