Notes from melsig

Keynote – getting teachers on camera and into video – lindsey Jordan

Above certain number of hours teaching then must take the cpd provision … So not just new teachers

Seven gifts of video

1. An alternative perspective …. See yourself as the audience do, do I make sense?
2.Freedom from notes …. If being recorded, the only note ideas, not detail
3. Changing time …. Screen casting for feedback … Include web cam bit … Easier to revisit ideas for reflection compared to looking at just text notes

Question … How do we upload audio, video to mahara …. Desktop, flip cam,

4.Wider audience
5. Multi-sensory experience – if video based, is easier to navigate than just audio
6. Emotional connection of video compared to just sound
7. ? I think I missed this point 🙂


Moving on to wider discussion – faqs asked by students / staff … Use this as part of the expectations management … Ethical issues around recording – video and audio FAQ … Looks lime we should be having a set of guidelines for the member of staff to think about when capturing video.

Workshops (learning studio) …. Bar camp style …. With a small plan. This includes a digital media workshops. Used creative process to get them involved, so can create some meaningful recordings, and show. So got them to think about video recording, editing etc., ie., start the shots, sequences etc., get it reasonable for the first time, to limit the editing

Carol … Windows live editor …. Question … Picasa will let them do it.

Example …. Process art … OER … Repository for staff created video show/tells

Bite size video …. People don’t watch more more than 2 mins … So focus on short bite size videos

Discussion around managing video, ie., what if want to be taken down after 2 years …

Quality of the video …needs to be fit for purpose of the audience, ie., just capturing the discussions, ideas etc.,

Revisit graham’s guidelines for lecture capture … Think performance rights, and how managing. Also, think about how this is managed.


Use of wimba voice email to deliver feedback

Project looked at audio feedback for formative feedback.

Interesting looking around the room … This is a screenacst which we are watching. People are starting to fidget, lose interest and disengage. So common message, screen casting is easy to do, but very difficult to make effective. So think design.

So, a topic I’m interested in, I’ve lost this discussion …. I’m not engaged in the medium !!! Looking out the window, thinking coffee … Real shame, would love have to have see this as a face to face session.

what did the outomes suggest …. Re-engaged with the session

Audio feedback is preferred by students than written I’m terms of clarity of the feedback
Audio feedback is easier for the author (lecture) to give more detail in the feedback compared to written feedback
Audio feedback is quicker to deliver than written (if look at process), so can deliver it in a more timely manner
Students engaged with the audience feedback more than written, so re-visited. Helps much more about personal connections within large groups

Overall audio feedback allows them to change their learning behaviour. It is very good at emulating a meeting.

Interesting point …. Student engagement with formative assessment is not particularly high, so probably need to get the expectations set at the start.

Points from the floor

Large numbers …. Generic feedback, with. Personal stuff / written.

Feedback (feed forward) for learning … Audio can be an enabler, but need to think what are we trying to achieve with the feedback. Perhaps might look at this from the view of student engagement and learning experience … Not on direct explict impact on grades.

Use of screen capture for feedback … Camtasia … And use a visualiser for easy authoring


Digital posters …. PowerPoint, with camtasia …. Bit be an opportunity for the heads up series. As these have a template, set of answer to address. So this could be really useful.


Anne miller …. How to get your innovation adoption and change the world …. Worth a read


Ethics and rights issues in digital media for teaching and learning

What are the ethical issues around podcasting? We have a role to play in providing guidelines. Framework is guided by;

Respect for persons … Issues of confidentiality? do we have consent?
Doing good for the learner … Are we enhancing the learning experience?
Preventing harm
Being fair and just

based around disc digital media … Check out the site

Copyright and other ipr.

Why should we bother? Avoid prosecution, respect the rights of others, setting an example to students, sharing is love,

Clearing rights …. Ask for permission to use, a sgin sheet … Management of student permission


Photo story …. Images and audio, then into blogger


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