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  • Our advisory service is part of JISC Advance http://www.jiscadvance.ac.uk/
  • I work for http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/
  • Advisory services we offer
  • All our interactions need to relate to the user (learner) and the culmination of these interactions gives us the user experience. Interactions include opening files, clicking links and absorbing what is on the screen Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3489600094/in/set-72157604378784834/
  • Lets not go go into over-drive http://jasonsantamaria.com/articles/on-good
  • Context is key from producing good resources to great resources. Web-based resources are not simply carbon copies of the notes on our notepads
  • Universal Principles of Design P60 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Principles-Design-Usability-Perception/dp/1592530079
  • Original slide
  • http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint Slide 12 onwards
  • Taking a look at using images http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/4699754650/in/set-72157600097882463/
  • http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/he/tutorial/imagesearching/
  • http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
  • http://www.picnik.com/
  • I use delicious to store all of the links to any creative commons images I use. I use the tag ‘cc’ so that I can find them in the future and also to check the license http://delicious.com/
  • http://famfamfam.com/ http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/the-best-free-icon-sets-of-2009
  • On using video Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscdigitalmedia/3292106869/
  • Comparing video quality of three devices http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/blog/entry/side-by-side-comparison-of-kodak-zi8-sony-z5-and-flip/
  • What is screencasting? See http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/movingimages/advice/screencasting/
  • http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/crossmedia/advice/screencasting-workflow/
  • Web-based screencast tool http://screenr.com/
  • Great for encoding video into other formats and to optimise for the web http://handbrake.fr/
  • Use RSS to push and pull content from a VLE http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/rss-2/
  • Find out the benefits of podcasting http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/podcasting/
  • Example of educational podcasting http://podcast.open.ac.uk/
  • Book reference – The Evolution of Mobile Teaching and Learning, edited by Retta Guy, 2009 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolution-Mobile-Teaching-Learning/dp/1932886141
  • http://www.slideshare.net/whitneyhess/diy-ux
  • Reminder of our services
  • Please contact us for free advice and support! http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/helpdesk/
  • using digital media @ Leicester college

    1. 1. opportunities for using digital media
    2. 4. Advice documents - covering many uses of still images, moving images and audio Training & consultancy - One day workshops or tailored collaboration Free Helpdesk - Responses within five days Online surgery - Regular sessions you where you can ask us anything or watch a themed presentation
    3. 5. User experience
    4. 7. Context Design for the medium Before, during and after Usability testing
    5. 8. DESIGN
    6. 9. A system makes it manageable Common workflow Set of guidelines – that you can break later Cues – if I am meant to respond then make it clear
    7. 10. DESIGN for PowerPoint
    8. 11. Common PowerPoint issues Crowded slides Low quality images / graphics Poor line-height Positioning of bullet points
    9. 12. Improving PowerPoint Default PowerPoint size is 4:3 960 pixels by 720 pixels
    10. 13. Use consistent styles Headings, copy, quotes Use a type scale 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 Line-height (spaces between lines) Consider a grid
    11. 14. Improving PowerPoint Default PowerPoint size is 4:3 960 pixels by 720 pixels Use consistent styles (headings etc) Use a convention Use a type scale 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 Consider a grid
    12. 17. Use consistent styles Use a type scale Line-height (spaces between lines) Consider a grid 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 Headings, copy, quotes
    13. 18. Constraint A method of limiting the actions that can be performed on a system
    14. 21. Diversity in Leicester College Facts and Figures… <ul><li>In the College </li></ul><ul><li>72% of our students are studying part time </li></ul><ul><li>16% of our learners are studying English for Speakers of Other Languages </li></ul><ul><li>46% of our learners are from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>73% of our learners are over 19 years old </li></ul><ul><li>7% of our learners are disabled </li></ul><ul><li>7% of our learners have learning difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>In Leicester City </li></ul><ul><li>40% of people are from </li></ul><ul><li>Black or minority ethnic </li></ul><ul><li>backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>(31% of those are Asian) </li></ul><ul><li>There are 240 faith groups </li></ul><ul><li>and 250 places of worship </li></ul><ul><li>70 languages are spoken </li></ul><ul><li>There are around 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>asylum seekers and 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Around 12% of people are disabled </li></ul>
    15. 22. Diversity in Leicester College Facts and Figures… <ul><li>72% of our students are </li></ul><ul><li>studying part time </li></ul><ul><li>46% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>from Black and minority </li></ul><ul><li>ethnic backgrounds </li></ul>In the College <ul><li>7% of our learners have </li></ul><ul><li>learning difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>16% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>studying English for </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers of Other </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><li>7% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>disabled </li></ul><ul><li>73% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>over 19 years old </li></ul>
    16. 23. Diversity in Leicester College Facts and Figures… <ul><li>72% of our students are </li></ul><ul><li>studying part time </li></ul><ul><li>46% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>from Black and minority </li></ul><ul><li>ethnic backgrounds </li></ul>In the College <ul><li>7% of our learners have </li></ul><ul><li>learning difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>16% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>studying English for </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers of Other </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><li>7% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>disabled </li></ul><ul><li>73% of our learners are </li></ul><ul><li>over 19 years old </li></ul>
    17. 25. http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint
    18. 27. Finding and using free images http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/he/tutorial/imagesearching/
    19. 29. http://www.picnik.com/
    20. 30. Organising media
    21. 31. Free icons
    22. 34. SCREENCAST
    23. 37. http://handbrake.fr/
    24. 38. DESIGN for VLE
    25. 39. http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/rss-2/
    26. 40. http://web2practice.jiscinvolve.org/wp/podcasting/
    27. 41. http://podcast.open.ac.uk/
    28. 42. DESIGN for mobile
    29. 43. “ The information era in which we currently live is changing the culture of education”. Retta Guy, 2009
    30. 44. USABILITY TESTING
    31. 45. http://www.slideshare.net/whitneyhess/diy-ux
    32. 46. Advice documents - covering many uses of still images, moving images and audio Training & consultancy - One day workshops or tailored collaboration Free Helpdesk - Responses within five days Online surgery - Regular sessions you where you can ask us anything or watch a themed presentation
    33. 47. http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/helpdesk/ Get in touch
    34. 48. www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk www.twitter.com/jiscdigital www.twitter.com/zakmensah

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