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Visual Communication: From zoopraxiscope to YouTube


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Keynote presentation at Diverse conference, Wales, 2009

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Visual Communication: From zoopraxiscope to YouTube

  1. 1. Visual Communication: from zoopraxiscope to YouTube Carol Skyring LearnTel,
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Where are we from?Wales Netherlands USA Australia Rest of UK Rest Europe Canada Other
  4. 4. A picture is worth a thousand words
  5. 5. 24 June 24 JuneQld, Australia Abers, Wales Winter Summer 22C 22C
  6. 6. Where have we been?Where are we now?Educational usesWhere is it heading?Key factors for success
  7. 7. Thaumatrope: 1825
  8. 8. Phenakistoscope: 1832
  9. 9. Zoopraxiscope: 1879
  10. 10. Mid 1800s prediction Telephonoscopique kiosks are to be found on every street- Frustrated and enraged at corner in the better obtaining so many crossed neighbourhoods throughout visual lines, a man hurls his France in the mid-twentieth chair at le tele. An century. Not only can you observation by Robida that speak with your distantwhile tremendous strides may friends and loved ones in allbe made in technology, human the corners of the Empire, behaviour changes not in the you can also see them at the slightest. same time. An intriguing forecast and aptly titled le tele.
  11. 11. Mid 1800s prediction Frustrated and enraged at obtaining so many crossed visual lines, a man hurls his chair at le tele. An observation by Robida thatwhile tremendous strides maybe made in technology, human behaviour changes not in the slightest.
  12. 12. Education &Training• Everyone from schools to polytechnics to universities to corporate to ambulance….• Everything from nursing to hairdressing to science to art to dance….
  13. 13. Latest VCDevelopments• High Definition (HD)• Telepresence
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. (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.
  16. 16. What does thismean for students? • Rich learning environment • Lots of interaction • Instant responses to queries • Anywhere & anytime
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Schools• Global connections with other classes• Content from sources around the world• Virtual excursions
  19. 19. What does thismean for teachers?• New ways of teaching• New ways of structuring learning• Always on? - Anywhere - Anyone - Anytime - 24/7
  20. 20. Where is it heading?Online Social Mobile Virtual WorldsNetworking
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Click on the videoscreen below to access a video introduction or the weekly podcast.
  23. 23. Videoconference from real life to 2nd life
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. What’s important?• Provide learning solutions NOT technological ones• Technology is your slave - not your master• Design great learning experiences
  26. 26. Be brave!