Practical / technical problems and solutions</li></li></ul><li>Motivating Students<br /> “We are becoming a visually motivated society. For many, understanding of the world is being accomplished, not through words, but by reading images” <br />
Research Findings for Feedback<br />UK National Student Survey (since 2005) <br />“consistently negative reaction from students towards tutor feedback”<br />THE (Times Higher Education), July 31st 2008 <br />“Lecturers’ feedback efforts ‘misguided’”<br />HEA (Higher Education Academy) <br /> “receives more requests for help to improve thesystem of feedback in universities than on any other issue”<br />
WHAT does the software do?<br /><ul><li>Allows you to record everything you do on the screen, along with a voice-over and/or image of instructor.
It records the desktop on which you have placed the essay in either Word or PDF.
Converts the recorded file into various formats depending on the output capacity i.e. email, flashdisk, Facebook, website, cd/dvd</li></li></ul><li>FEEDBACK<br />
Benefits of the Technology<br />Feedback is both auditory and visual <br />Highly motivating for students<br />More relevant and detailed comments<br />Good rapport between teacher & student<br />Student feels privileged having their teacher’s voice and advice at their fingertips<br />Easier to decode than lengthy written comments for L2 learners<br />All Students excited and willing to participate<br />ubiquitous “facebook” usage translates to wider coverage & no technology hurdles for students<br />
Hurdles to Overcome<br />competent usage of software<br />funding for Camtasia $179 education licence<br /> (Screentoaster, Faststone, BBFlashback, Camstudio, Captivate, Fraps, Hypercam: none as good or as easy to use as Camtasia)<br />potential system conflicts (Mac versus Windows, Office 2007 versus 2003, PDF, RaR decompression AVi-MP4-Slow upload times etc)<br />Potential students as “Luddites” (rare) <br />