Using video in the Design School machine workshop

Kevin Badni is a Senior Lecturer in the Loughborough Design School. Here he describes his experience of producing tutorial videos, funded by a Teaching Innovation Award, in order to show students how to use metal machining equipment. His findings will be of interest to any colleagues whose students need to learn (and remember) how toRead more

Go Swivl!

One of the constraints with current video lecture capture solutions is that the camera is in a fixed position so that, as presenter, you have to remain in the area around the podium if you wish to stay in shot. With colleagues in Teaching Support, we’ve been investigating professional tracking systems which enable the cameraRead more

101 Uses for Lecture Capture: #57 Pre-Arrival Advice

As the availability of the ReVIEW automated lecture capture service increases to cover the whole campus, new applications are being found, by support services as well as academic colleagues. The International Office have started to use ReVIEW (and the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing service) in interesting ways, supporting their network of agents as well asRead more

Library Showcase 2011

Today the Library is hosting its first Showcase event aimed at staff, with a range of stands covering the many services the Library itself provides as well as other support departments across campus that support research and teaching. These include the Careers & Employability Centre, Centre for Engineering and Design Education, Facilities Management, Imago, ITRead more

Live mobile video streaming with Bambuser

Bambuser may sound like an instrument of magic from Harry Potter but it is in fact a Web 2.0 service (with associated smartphone apps) that makes it possible to broadcast over the Web live video from your phone, via 3G or wifi. In order to try it out, all you need to do is setRead more

Video assignments in Learn

In this video clip, Michel Cornette, a senior tutor on the University Wide Language Programme, talks about how he made use of the ‘Upload a File Assignment Activity’ in Learn / Moodle with his English class for French-speakers. As he explains, what he was looking for was a mechanism for managing the process of studentsRead more

Use of mini camcorders for feedback to students

In this E-learning Showcase presentation, Professor Chris Szejnmann (Head of History) talks about his use of the Flip mini camcorder (similar to the Kodak models we have available for loan) as a tool for students to record their own presentations, and as a way of giving more effective and meaningful feedback to students. Click onRead more

Mini camcorders – a user perspective

Our mini camcorder kits (comprising Kodak camcorder, SD card, ‘bendy’ tripod, and tie-clip mic in a neat and robust flight case) are proving very popular. Here’s the view of one academic user, Tom Dijkstra from Civil and Building Engineering, who took one out on a recent field trip to China: “Many thanks for letting meRead more

Mini camcorders – more available

Video can be used in many ways to support learning, not least through the use of automated video lecture capture which we’ve covered in many posts on this blog recently. If you’re looking to produce something ‘quick and dirty’, for instance a short video introduction to a topic, or video feedback on assignments (which aRead more

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