Uses For Digital Media In A Vle

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Uses For Digital Media In A Vle

  1. 1. Uses for digital media in a VLE www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/surgery/
  2. 2. What is a Virtual learning environment? <ul><li>“ </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual learning environment is an online </li></ul><ul><li>set of tools and spaces that are managed </li></ul><ul><li>by the institution for use in supporting </li></ul><ul><li>teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of using digital media <ul><li>Resources are nearly always reusable </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable (usage) </li></ul><ul><li>Extends the life of the teaching session (e.g. using pre and post session) </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities interaction between teacher, learner and resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of a VLE <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is free software and open-source. It has </li></ul><ul><li>been designed to help educators create </li></ul><ul><li>effective online learning communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard is a widely used VLE that has many </li></ul><ul><li>features other VLE’s share. </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Considered reliable and easy to use and has </li></ul><ul><li>many features that will appeal to students and </li></ul><ul><li>lecturers alike. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where can it be used <ul><li>Digital media can be used in some </li></ul><ul><li>respect, at almost every stage of the </li></ul><ul><li>teaching and learning process. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preparing digital media <ul><li>By considering your learning outcomes, </li></ul><ul><li>you can identify which digital media will </li></ul><ul><li>be suitable in any given situation and then </li></ul><ul><li>design the material to consider the best </li></ul><ul><li>pedagogical approach . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creating resources
  8. 8. Creating resources <ul><li>Below are just a few examples from us: </li></ul><ul><li>Basic-audio-editing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Guide to Shooting Video </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Guidelines for Image Capture </li></ul><ul><li>and Optimisation </li></ul>URLS in the notes section
  9. 9. Beware of treating the VLE as a repository <ul><li>Although it is helpful to provide material </li></ul><ul><li>for learners, it is even better to take full </li></ul><ul><li>advantage of this medium format and it’s </li></ul><ul><li>tools and to consider what can be done to </li></ul><ul><li>further enrich the learning experience. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Organise your resources <ul><li>Considering that many courses are </li></ul><ul><li>recycled or archived at the end of the </li></ul><ul><li>year, it is crucial that you carefully </li></ul><ul><li>consider where your digital media is </li></ul><ul><li>stored. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not uncommon for this process to be </li></ul><ul><li>overlooked and all digital media lost. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Finally <ul><li>www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/crossmedia/advice/introduction-to-the-use-of-vles-with-digital-media/ </li></ul>VLEs also allow new opportunities to innovate in your subject, ultimately improving the learner experience. However it is important to plan in advance, starting small then expanding areas of usefulness for digital media supported by the VLE. Consider where and how digital media will be used and do not forget to archive and carefully label all material.

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