Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Time: 1.15pm - 2.05pm
Venue: CB 4.16
To sign up and reserve a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the success and positive feedback from the last technology showcase of the same style, this event is being re-run in September 2016 with new presenters. Come along to this session to see 5 short snippets of different technology around campus which can help improve your teaching practice and improve the student experience.
Each presenter will be given a maximum of 5 minutes to present, followed by up to 5 questions from the audience, to provide an overview of their use of each technology around campus. The topics are:
Weekly online quizzes - Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo
Find out how using time restricted weekly online quizzes can help provide feedback and motivate large cohorts with their learning
Prezi - Dr Carmelo Herdes
Prezi is online presentation software which acts as an alternative to PowerPoint. Find out how Carmelo uses it to enhance his teaching
MOOCs in teaching - Dr Momna Hejmadi
MOOCs contain a large amount of information online, but you have you ever thought of incorporating MOOCs into your teaching? Learn from Momna's experience and see what could suit you
Infographics - David Stacey and Lis Wallace
Have a crash course in infographics from David and Lis to learn good practice and how infographics can be made
An app for audio feedback - Dr James Betts
This app connects to Moodle and allows detailed audio feedback to be given at the marker's own convenience
Dr James Betts, Department for Health, uses an app on a tablet to provide audio feedback to his students. Students upload their coursework to Moodle, which are then transferred to the app. James can view the student's work and provide detailed feedback as well as a mark at his own convenience. This data is then sent back to Moodle where the students can see their mark and detailed feedback.
Please watch a short video below, which includes a short clip of James using the app.
If you would like to learn more about technology for learning and teaching, get in touch at email@example.com
Asun Solano Torres, Academic Skills & Foreign Language Centre
What problem did you hope to solve?
I hoped to improve feedback to students by providing very detailed feedback which would not have been possible in a written format.
What was done and what technology was used?
Each piece of audio was recorded as a .wav file. An assignment was set up in the course’s Moodle unit to deliver the feedback. Each student was given a mark, a comment was added ‘please download file’ and each student’s .wav audio file was uploaded as a response file within the grading page. Audio Visual can be contacted to lend out voice recorders if needed.
How did students find it?
Students enjoyed the personal aspect of it and appreciated the efforts made and stated that seeing the work that went into providing such feedback motivated them to put more effort into their work, although I didn't feel it engaged them with the learning. I did feed that students particularly benefited from audio feedback on their listening assignment as it was possible to re-state in the target language any elements that had caused difficulties.
How did staff find it?
I planned to do generic audio feedback, rather than individual, since it would have been more manageable within my workload. However, I haven't done it again because of time pressures.
If you would like to provide audio feedback but are unsure how, please contact e-learning. You can also view advice on audio feedback by JISC Digital Media.