Visual Communication: From zoopraxiscope to YouTube
Visual Communication: from zoopraxiscope to YouTube Carol Skyring LearnTel, Australiacskyring@learntel.com.au
1 point if you know what it is OR 2 points if you’ve used• uStream • Animoto• echo • Wordle• Slideshare • Vidyo• YouTube • iTunesU• Direct Visual • Second Life• Flickr • Oovoo• Skype • Jing• Videoconferencing • Presentations 2go• Teacher Tube • Vodcast• TANDBERG • Web conferencing
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Education &Training• Everyone from schools to polytechnics to universities to corporate to ambulance….• Everything from nursing to hairdressing to science to art to dance….
Latest VCDevelopments• High Deﬁnition (HD)• Telepresence
Telepresence Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance that they were present, or to have an effect, at a location other than their true location. Wikipedia
(Tele)Presence• A group of presence technologies & standards that let applications know: - where you are - what youre doing - what kind of communications youre prepared to receive.
What does thismean for students? • Rich learning environment • Lots of interaction • Instant responses to queries • Anywhere & anytime
Higher Ed• Today students choose: - The courses they study - The campus they attend• Tomorrow courses will be accessible from anywhere• In the future students will choose with whom they study NOT where
Schools• Global connections with other classes• Content from sources around the world• Virtual excursions
What does thismean for teachers?• New ways of teaching• New ways of structuring learning• Always on? - Anywhere - Anyone - Anytime - 24/7
Where is it heading?Online Social Mobile Virtual WorldsNetworking
Virtual WorldsIf youre not in SecondLife go there NOW & findout what is happening:- Total accounts: over 15 million- Users last 60 days: 1,399, 211- Online yesterday: 55, 930- Over 300 universities have campuses
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Key factors for success• Appropriate and effective use: - Is this the RIGHT tool - A combination• Pedagogical issues: - How can I BEST teach this - Instructional design• Room set-up - Right size - Ease of use• Support for instructors and students: - Professional development
What’s important?• Provide learning solutions NOT technological ones• Technology is your slave - not your master• Design great learning experiences