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The slides I have used for a presentation / demonstration at Dr Tracy Simmon's Media and Communication lecture on the 20th of Feb, 2013.

The slides I have used for a presentation / demonstration at Dr Tracy Simmon's Media and Communication lecture on the 20th of Feb, 2013.

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  • 1. Technologies to support learning at Leicester Dr Palitha Edirisingha Beyond Distance Research Alliance University of Leicester, UK 20 Feb 2013 Department of Media and Communication MS3010
  • 2. Our plan…• Who we are and what we do: our research and teaching• Tablets and Apps..• ‘Past’ Forward: digitising the past for future learners• Second Life• All about the Voice: podcasting• Getting connected: Adobe Connect for remote participation and collaboration
  • 3. Who we are …what we do…
  • 4. Tablets and Apps..
  • 5. Delivering a course to learners in conflict zones through an iPad App Department of Criminology, University of LeicesterWebsite:http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2012/march/criminology-pilots-use-of-ipads-and- apps-to-aid-learning-in-conflict-zonesYouTube video (3 ½ minutes):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILB5gX4w7vIArticle in the Guardian newspaperhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/feb/18/distance-learning-through- technology
  • 6. ‘Past’ Forward:digitising historical material for future learners
  • 7. My Leicestershire Digital Archive (MLDA) http://myleicestershire.org.ukAn electronic collection of photographs, trade directories, film, oralhistory and books on the history of Leicester and Leicestershire. Materials have been provided, digitised and catalogued by a partnership between BBC Radio Leicester East Midlands Oral History Archive Leicestershire Industrial History Society Media Archive for Central England Rothley Heritage Trust, Individual local historians, and the University of Leicester. Example search “Wrights Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland, 1880”
  • 8. Second Life
  • 9. SWIFT Project Project website at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/swift YouTube videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMMfHZUNpZY
  • 10. All about the (recorded) Voice: podcasting
  • 11. A podcast is• a digital media file• that plays sound (or sound and visuals)• made available from a website (via the internet, VLE)• can be opened and / or downloaded and played on a computer, and / or• downloaded from a website (e.g., VLE) to be played on a portable digital player (Salmon et al., 2008, p. 20)
  • 12. Examples of podcasting at Leicester Professor John Fothergill, Engineering http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2_1WkXhbTk Dr Ray Randall, Occupational Psychologyhttp://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/beyond-distance-research- alliance/projects/duckling Student-created podcasts http://www.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance/startinguni/ More resources here www.impala.ac.uk And here www.podcastingforlearning.com
  • 13. Podcasting to support student learningLearning activities Guidance and supportNew possibilities Learning on locationthrough technologyListening to sound, Improve distancevoice and learning learner experience
  • 14. Designing podcasts
  • 15. http://www.atimod.com/podcasting/PDModel.html
  • 16. Length of a podcast 2 minutes 6 minutes 2 minutes Beginning Middle End
  • 17. Recording and editing software
  • 18. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Lame encoder http://lame.sourceforge.net/ Appendix: How to create podcasts – practitioner’s guide (pp. 188 - 204)
  • 19. Getting connected: Adobe Connect for remote participation and collaboration
  • 20. Supervision, tutorials and training workshops with Masters and PhD students Adobe Connect collaboration environmentExamples:BDRA PhD research training workshop - 18 Feb 2013Student presentationshttps://connect.le.ac.uk/p3f01oklchl/APG process (Dr Tracey Simmons) [21 minutes, 43 minutes]https://connect.le.ac.uk/p3z7f4cx746/Writing early, writing regularly (Prof David Hawkridge) and Framing your study (Dr Chris Comber)https://connect.le.ac.uk/p87zdsculun/ [I hr 41 mins]
  • 21. Thank you• pe27@le.ac.uk