Making The Most of Technology

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A presentation given at the New and Aspiring Lecturers event, organised by the Physical Sciences Centre. …

A presentation given at the New and Aspiring Lecturers event, organised by the Physical Sciences Centre.
October 2009

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  • 1. Making the most of Technology Paul Chin and Tracey Madden
  • 2. Session overview • Introduction – using technology • Web 2.0 Technologies • Use cases/case studies • Plan B • Open discussion
  • 3. Using technology – some examples • Assessment tools: WebPA; Physsci Question Bank, Hot potatoes, VLE assessment tools • Interactive teaching tools: Camstudio; Electronic voting devices (clickers) • Web 2.0: Delicious Twitter Wikis
  • 4. What is Web 2.0? Creation and Sharing •assets •Documents •Presentations •Images •Web links •Music •Video •information •Networking •Blogs •Wikis
  • 5. What could Web 2.0 do for me?
  • 6. Where can I find out more? http://www.diigo.com/user/physscicentre http://bit.ly/2mD9DL
  • 7. Use cases/case studies • Activity: In pairs or small groups, select an example of a technology which you have used, or could use to support teaching.
  • 8. Plan B • Technology *will* go wrong • Have a backup plan or alternative activity e.g. If a video fails, have alternative demonstration (and perhaps have copy on local VLE, YouTube etc?) • Be aware of inclusivity (not just accessibilty) – technology usually makes life easier • Use a range of technology options to ‘spread the load’ when considering plan B
  • 9. Points for consideration • Would you consider using any technology in your teaching? • Will you plan to implement any ideas/suggestions highlighted in this session? • Consider how you might evaluate its use • Will you need help/ would you like help implementing technology? • How might you report your outcomes – University outlets, Physical Sciences Centre...?