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  • 1-4mins JISC digital media grew out of the communities need for helping to shape education using technologies… one of which of course is digital mediaDuring this workshop we will cover some of the major benefits, find out what your uses/concerns or interest is and then show some examplesCABBIE STORY – On the way over to this workshop I was talking to the cabbie about what I was doing today and he saying that his son was at secondary school and they actually encouraged the use of mobile devices. He was impressed that the school acknowledged the majority of learners had access to mobiles and to embrace it. They regular take photos instead of scanning etc, where do this learners then go? Onto college and University, who also need to use this stuff. Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3966743644/
  • If you visit the url bit.ly/becta0903 you will be taken to a Google document that can be used to ask questions and later get all of the website links and presentation. Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/4323311962/
  • We see the use of technology as an experience where one size doesn’t always work – So we plan for this by trying to understand the context of use. In the slide you’ll see that the popular photo site Flickr by yahoo! Have made a specific mobile version. Wordpress have also made a mobile theme
  • Some of my recent experiences that lead to this talk
  • Potential to improve teaching and learningRe-use of material improves valueItunes U – Raised the profile of the University of Oxford
  • Some typical types of use
  • What can you do next and/or innovate
  • The next step is to prepare how we can use the teaching and learning experience with all of the devices available, most of which have internet access
  • We should listen for things that we want to change or are not sure about… but as we are designing the experience we may choose to do things our way.
  • Story - Technology goes wrong, yesterday I remembered that we had several PSPs but could not encode the video, as I was unsure what format (turns out there are a number of presets in the encoding software to deal with PSP) and then no video would play – turns out the devices are new and the memory cards “simply” needed formatting. I made backup plans. Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/4323319972/
  • Pre, during postA common problem is that teachers wish to improve PowerPoint resources but do not know how. What can I do to improve this resource? Adding notes for example if I am to give this away, remembering in what context(s) it may be used – slideShare, conference websites
  • College of West Anglia, Kings Lynn
  • http://vimeo.com/10009541
  • When I later put this resource on SlideShare it may get a few additional views, adding value.
  • http://www.slideshare.net/jamesclay/the-future-of-learning-is-mobile
  • http://www.slideshare.net/jamesclay/the-future-of-learning-is-mobile
  • Example, Google Alerts is a way of finding out whats being said about your public facing stuffGoogle analytics helps understand your trafficbit.ly used today to improve the experience of typing URLS and then I can measure the number of visits, helping to justify my time and show if the use of such Google services is worth the effort – it is.
  • Tutorial http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/tutorial/imagesearching/We find other stuff because of opportunity to do so and to spend time effectively. Additional benefits may include better quality.
  • Becta next generation conference 2010

    1. 1. Benefits ofadigital media strategyfor producing effective teaching & learning material<br />BECTA Conference<br />By Zak Mensah<br />Jisc Digital Media, a JISC Advance service <br />
    2. 2. I’ll follow you- Oh no you won’t bit.ly/becta0903<br />
    3. 3. Creating experiences<br />
    4. 4. We need a VLE because ‘x’ institution uses it<br />
    5. 5. what do we consider to be digital media?<br />Includes scanned items <br />photos, either taken digitally or scanned<br />moving image (video)<br />audio (sounds/live recordings/voice memo/field recordings)<br />
    6. 6. Benefits for managers<br />
    7. 7. Benefits for teaching and learning<br />Learners Staff<br /><ul><li>Interaction
    8. 8. Additional context
    9. 9. Potential to enhance learning
    10. 10. Repurposing can save time/cost
    11. 11. Reusability
    12. 12. Support context
    13. 13. Measureable
    14. 14. Support different learner’s</li></li></ul><li>First impressions count<br />I remember looking at school, college and then<br />university and each used digital media and<br />technology to impress us… <br />We are now effectively having to compete<br />with Hollywood and Avatar!<br />
    15. 15. Where can it be used<br />Digital media can be used in some<br />respect, at almost every stage of the<br />teaching and learning process. <br />
    16. 16. Uses<br />
    17. 17. Areas for use<br />Classroom<br />Fieldwork<br />Lecture<br />Classroom<br />Online (VLE, website or PLE)<br />
    18. 18. Interaction<br />Face to face<br />Blended<br />Distance<br />Informal<br />Teacher > student<br />Teacher > Student > student >teacher<br />Student > student (informal)<br />
    19. 19. Activity type<br />Collaboration<br />Assessment<br />Teaching aid <br />Vehicle for Discussion<br />
    20. 20. Benefits for newbies include<br />Time shifting our teaching and learning (iplayer style)<br />Collaboration<br />Reflection<br />Assessment<br />
    21. 21. Often helpful to have digital media<br />Story – in prep for this talk I stumbled upon a talk with for speaking… found one of his talks as a video.. Then used his SlideShare to cross reference<br />Benefits for him – adding value by providing <br />Context which in turn helps his profile<br />
    22. 22. Those next steps<br />
    23. 23. Support designing for Devices<br />PS3<br />PSP<br />NetBooks<br />PCs<br />Mobile<br />PDA<br />Handheld<br />
    24. 24. StrategyThe approach<br />Stage 1…. Where to start and with whom<br />Stage 2…. Digital lifecycle<br />Stage 3….Try and then iterate <br />
    25. 25. What do learners want?<br />Ask them but you don’t have to listen to them<br />
    26. 26. My strategy<br />Pick out a topic<br />Learning objectives<br />What has worked elsewhere<br />Plan<br />Build<br />Test <br />Re-build and repeat<br />
    27. 27. Why it works<br />It is quick<br />Many real world examples to help<br />Failing is testing (that’s what I tell myself)<br />
    28. 28. What happens if….<br />
    29. 29. Using a VLE to store PowerPoint<br />A typical scenario<br />Media<br />Embedded - > revise <br />
    30. 30. Small scale<br />Suits different people<br />
    31. 31. Large scale<br />
    32. 32. back to back http://vimeo.com/10009541<br />
    33. 33.
    34. 34. Adding value<br />Pre – to be a follow up slide<br />During<br />Post session<br />Resources now have a potentially longer shelf life – value ££££<br />
    35. 35. How much will it cost?<br />Free software tools will do<br />Screenr<br />Audacity<br />Browser<br />Flickr<br />Existing computers work AND learners mobiles<br />
    36. 36. Case study<br /> Working from the content out (why and how)<br /> Planning structure (Storing assets)<br />Familiarisationscreencast<br /> Finding content<br /> Creating content<br /> Preparing video<br /> Audio uses <br />
    37. 37. Mobile experience<br />Readily available hardware<br />
    38. 38. Many of you here will check work email<br />Eventually you start to do other work related ‘stuff’ and so do/will learners.<br />James clay<br />Where, when, how<br />Getting ready for mobile<br />
    39. 39. Mobile Campus Assistant<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. A free tool: handbrake.fr<br />
    42. 42. Use a workflow<br />Most software is freely available<br />Share and reuse <br />Creating digital media<br />
    43. 43. Pulling it all together<br />Creating<br />Finding and using<br />Managing<br />Digital lifecycle<br />
    44. 44. Our services<br />Advice documents - covering many uses of still images, moving images and audio<br />Training & consultancy - One day workshops or tailored collaboration<br />Free Helpdesk - Responses within five days<br />Online surgery - Fortnightly sessions<br />
    45. 45. Solutions for<br />Managers<br />Teaching staff<br />Support staff<br />
    46. 46. Sounds Good<br />
    47. 47. Measures of success<br />Identify what works<br />Supports future decisions<br />Used today for….<br />
    48. 48. Finding and using free images<br />
    49. 49. Creating your own<br />
    50. 50. Functions of PLEs<br />Managing<br />information<br />Generating<br />content<br />Connecting <br />with others<br />Learning<br />Recording and sharing achievement <br />(e-portfolio)<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009<br />Sharing with others (exchange)<br />Communication with others (dialogue)<br />
    51. 51. Planting seeds – tipping point<br />
    52. 52. JISC Digital Media advice document(s)<br />www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk<br />
    53. 53. Shouldn’t be formal<br />Fill this quick - no<br />
    54. 54. A final benefit - Showing off <br />You can use created materials for attracting new<br />learners as I mentioned at the start. <br />
    55. 55. Zak Mensah<br />JISC Digital Media, a JISC Advance service<br />Thank you - bit.ly/becta0903<br />

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