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POV Technology in Education


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Presentation for inaugural AUPOV conference in Wollongong, Australia, June 19th.

- for slide 11 listen to the first minute of video at
- for slide 30 (Contexts) eportfolios and live performance support were added to the list.

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POV Technology in Education

  1. 1. AN HISTORICAL POV AUPOV09 Wollongong 19/6/09
  2. 2. not this history.......
  3. 3. FILM
  4. 4. PHOTOS
  5. 5. VIDEOS
  6. 6. http:// / 1990 2008
  7. 7.
  8. 8. / <ul><li>User has total editorial control </li></ul><ul><li>No third party need be involved </li></ul><ul><li>DISINTERMEDIATION (the decline of the gatekeepers) </li></ul>THE DIGITAL AGE
  9. 9. HERE COMES EVERYBODY Clay Shirky
  10. 10. POV
  11. 11. The Dangers of User Generated Content!
  12. 12. Andrew Keen
  13. 13.
  14. 14. THE CROWD: Collective wisdom? Stupidity of the masses?
  15. 15. PERSONAL PUBLISHING/ PARTICIPATORY MEDIA TOOLS <ul><li>Blogs (written text) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis (collaborative workspaces) </li></ul><ul><li>================================== </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr (photo sharing) </li></ul><ul><li>Video repositories (YouTube, Google Video, BlipTV, TeacherTube, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace, Ning, Bebo, Orkut, etc) </li></ul>} Now often indistinguishable from each other as they all now house text and all available media .
  16. 16. “ The Read/Write Web” (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo by Hummanna .
  17. 17. Why does media matter? <ul><li>Adrian Miles (RMIT): </li></ul><ul><li>“ make our institution …more porous to the students’ private technologies – their mobile phones, their laptops and their cameras.” </li></ul><ul><li>Innate human desire/need to create </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquity and ease of participatory media enables creation of images, film, documents, course content, assessments, etc </li></ul><ul><li>develops Digital Literacy </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why does media matter? <ul><li>A majority of students (74 – 85%) who had taken courses with multimedia learning materials found them easier, and spent less time completing the course. (Michael Sankey, USQ) </li></ul>
  19. 19. WHO FINDS READING/WRITING DIFFICULT? <ul><li>English as Second or Other Language Learners (ESOL) </li></ul><ul><li>Low level literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Those with little recent formal learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Those with poor keyboard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Those who prefer an auditory style of learning </li></ul>
  20. 20. What is the IMPACT of all this? Image courtesy of Mike Seyfang /
  21. 21. Courtesy of Greg Whitby
  22. 22. Awareness or a Set of Skills? <ul><li>New Practices predicated upon an awareness that things have changed… </li></ul>
  23. 23. POV
  24. 24. WHOSE POINT OF VIEW? First person view
  25. 25. FIRST PERSON VIEW - Advantages <ul><li>No other party involved </li></ul><ul><li>Unique line of sight to subject of video </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of video is unseen > </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages natural tone of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Hands free > </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor made for demonstrating practical skills (eg cleaning a paint brush, fixing a muffler, laying bricks, changing a faucet, etc) </li></ul>
  26. 26. End User Innovation
  27. 27. End User Innovation
  28. 28. Where do you put POV Videos? <ul><li>Local storage (pc, local server) </li></ul><ul><li>LMS (eg Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet at large (YouTube, Blip TV, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Customised solution </li></ul>
  29. 29. POV Subject Matter <ul><li>Practical hand-based skills (trades) </li></ul><ul><li>Route tours (walking, bicycle, motorbike, car) </li></ul><ul><li>Event coverage (Kurratha Open Day, exhibitions) </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Language Learning </li></ul>
  30. 30. CONTEXTS <ul><li>Instructional aides (teaching) </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (distance students, RPL) </li></ul><ul><li>??????? </li></ul>
  31. 31. LAST WORD <ul><li>Don’t forget to give your students the opportunity to create POV videos! </li></ul>
  32. 32. QUESTIONS? Michael Coghlan e: [email_address] w:
  33. 33. Thanks to the following Flickr users for use of their Creative Commons images <ul><li>jb_projects </li></ul><ul><li>sue_h </li></ul><ul><li>pineapple_bun </li></ul><ul><li>jemsweb </li></ul><ul><li>cv47al </li></ul><ul><li>leighblackall </li></ul>