Innovative use of technologies in educationSHOWCASE: STEPHEN DANN
Visual Feedback Loop• Cards replace “hands up if” question  – Green card for yes  – Red card for no  – Yellow card for may...
Youtube, Soundcloud, Formspring, Twitter, course blog, oh my!TECH IN THE CLASSROOM
A history...• Hosted my courses online in 1998-1999  – Which melted the hosting server     • reprimanded for issuing a den...
Server Killer
Online audio hosting in 2000s“Students should not be required to go to a website to download audio of the lectures”
The ANU Tech TrialsTech (prior)                 Course Twitter• 2006-2007 Blogger          •   eMarketing• 2007- ANU Blogs...
“Do we have to use the internet?”STUDENT FEEDBACK
DESPITE THAT…
THE SCENARIO
MKTG2001Score   Problem to solve…2.2     I had a clear idea of what was expected of me in this course2.6     The teaching ...
Preferred Option: Kill it with fire.
The ChallengeScore    Problem to solve…2.2      I had a clear idea of what was expected of me in this course2.3      The f...
Plan B: Throw technology at the solutionProblem                       SolutionExpectations• Clear idea of expectation   Vi...
Caveat: Why not all through wattle?• Wattle’s lovely and all…    –    Doesn’t have automated timed releases (blog)    –   ...
Expectations    • What tech lets me set the direction for the course?         – Command and control approach         – Inf...
Sunday Night at the Subject    • Draft slides (week’s content)    • Draft blog post          – Windows Live Writer    • Re...
Feedback Loops    • Lecturerwards feedback         – How can I react quickly to short questions?         – How can I react...
Feedback Loops    • Studentwards feedback         – What generic advice can be sent outbound?         – How can I reframe ...
Aggregate and Individual FeedbackPlan B
Aggregate and Individual FeedbackPlan B
Lecturer Capturehttp://meetme.so/stephendann   http://www.scheduleonce.com/meetme.aspxPlan B
Subject is scary                                      • Anonymous inputs                                             – Wat...
Summary of Technologies         Blog:    http://mktg2001.weblogs.anu.edu.au/         Twitter: http://twitter.com/mktg2001 ...
Points of Contact    •    @stephendann    •    Stephen.dann@anu.edu.au    •    Stephendann.net / stephendann.com    •    S...
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  1. 1. Innovative use of technologies in educationSHOWCASE: STEPHEN DANN
  2. 2. Visual Feedback Loop• Cards replace “hands up if” question – Green card for yes – Red card for no – Yellow card for maybe• Put up the yellow card when… – You feel lost – I’m going to fast – I’m making no sense Yes No Maybe
  3. 3. Youtube, Soundcloud, Formspring, Twitter, course blog, oh my!TECH IN THE CLASSROOM
  4. 4. A history...• Hosted my courses online in 1998-1999 – Which melted the hosting server • reprimanded for issuing a denial of service attack – A.K.A. 120 students getting their assignment questions… • “The server was not intended for such high traffic activity” – Switched to my own host (1999-2001) • “Students should not be required to access a website to find out their course readings”
  5. 5. Server Killer
  6. 6. Online audio hosting in 2000s“Students should not be required to go to a website to download audio of the lectures”
  7. 7. The ANU Tech TrialsTech (prior) Course Twitter• 2006-2007 Blogger • eMarketing• 2007- ANU Blogs • Social Marketing • Intro• Slidecast presentations! • Strategy• YouTube video • Business Decision assignments! Making• Blogs as assignments!
  8. 8. “Do we have to use the internet?”STUDENT FEEDBACK
  9. 9. DESPITE THAT…
  10. 10. THE SCENARIO
  11. 11. MKTG2001Score Problem to solve…2.2 I had a clear idea of what was expected of me in this course2.6 The teaching and learning activities supported my learning3.3 I had ready access to the learning opportunities provided in this course2.8 The assessment seemed appropriate given the goals of the course2.3 The feedback I received during the course supported my learning2.3 Overall…Experience of learning
  12. 12. Preferred Option: Kill it with fire.
  13. 13. The ChallengeScore Problem to solve…2.2 I had a clear idea of what was expected of me in this course2.3 The feedback I received during the course supported my learningBonus Round Challenge:• The Lecture is 2-4pm Friday.• The Tutorials are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday• Week 1 is the Bush Week holiday.• Nobody likes the content (fear of statistics)• Subject has a reputation for horror• Topic area has a horrible reputation across the sector.
  14. 14. Plan B: Throw technology at the solutionProblem SolutionExpectations• Clear idea of expectation Video Briefings.• Friday lecture Monday ContentFeedback loops• Studentwards Assessment Feedback, Low tech, high touch• Lecturerwards Ah, now we have a problem…• Lecturer Capture Consultation TimingSubject is scary Remote access / anonymous questionsWattle is creepy Open non tracked channels
  15. 15. Caveat: Why not all through wattle?• Wattle’s lovely and all… – Doesn’t have automated timed releases (blog) – Streams like a dammed river (Youtube) – Times out during a lecture (Twitter) – Student preference (Yikes!) – DLD is not a media server (No kidding) – Can’t schedule appointments(Meet.me) – Forum is awfully crude (Twitter)Plan B
  16. 16. Expectations • What tech lets me set the direction for the course? – Command and control approach – Information outbound Blog: http://mktg2001.weblogs.anu.edu.au/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/drstephendann Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/drstephendann Wattle: Uglier than strictly necessaryPlan B
  17. 17. Sunday Night at the Subject • Draft slides (week’s content) • Draft blog post – Windows Live Writer • Record briefing video – Canon Vixia pack • Edit/Upload video to YouTube – Windows Live Movie Maker – Convert video to mp3 using VLC • Upload audio to Soundcloud • Update blog with links (Y, S), post blog • Update Wattle with links (B, Y, S) • Record preview lecture on DLDPlan B
  18. 18. Feedback Loops • Lecturerwards feedback – How can I react quickly to short questions? – How can I react quickly to urgent questions? – How can I get students to ask the embarrassing questions with the straightforward answers? Twitter: http://twitter.com/mktg2001 | @mktg2001 | #mktg2001 Formspring: Ask a question E-mail: mktg2001@anu.edu.auPlan B
  19. 19. Feedback Loops • Studentwards feedback – What generic advice can be sent outbound? – How can I reframe student assessment expectation? – What can I do with individual task data on aggregate? Blog: http://mktg2001.weblogs.anu.edu.au/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/drstephendann Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/drstephendannPlan B
  20. 20. Aggregate and Individual FeedbackPlan B
  21. 21. Aggregate and Individual FeedbackPlan B
  22. 22. Lecturer Capturehttp://meetme.so/stephendann http://www.scheduleonce.com/meetme.aspxPlan B
  23. 23. Subject is scary • Anonymous inputs – Wattle anonymous – Formspring – Quora* * Didn’t work out so well, aka Formspring was so much better Formspring: Ask a questionPlan B
  24. 24. Summary of Technologies Blog: http://mktg2001.weblogs.anu.edu.au/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/mktg2001 | @mktg2001 | #mktg2001 Readings: Old School Paper book Formspring: Ask a question E-mail: mktg2001@anu.edu.au YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/drstephendann Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/drstephendannPlan B
  25. 25. Points of Contact • @stephendann • Stephen.dann@anu.edu.au • Stephendann.net / stephendann.com • SlidesharePlan B I’m a very technical boy

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