- CONTINUING ED
- PUBLIC PROGRAMS
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
"New kinds of electronic tools are emerging that allow instructors to craft presentations that more closely reflect new approaches to teaching and learning. For instance, many of these tools allow collaboration between multiple authors, and some use nonlinear branching or sequencing so that class discussion can guide the presentation. Presentation tools based on new models of representing information also encourage instructors to rethink learning activities in ways that can improve learning. These tools might also bring about a more thorough merging of in-person and remote classroom audiences." -Educause
|Powerpoint/Slideshare/Keynote||10 Tips for More Effective PowerPoint Presentations
Excellent article: Presentation Zen: What Is Good PowerPoint Design?
Lecture capture - describes any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally.
|Podcasting||Any software and hardware combination that permits automatic downloading of audio files to an MP3 player for listening at the user's convenience. Part of the appeal of podcasting is the ease with which audio content can be created, distributed, and downloaded from the Web.
Otis already has a very active iTunes U site with many audio podcasts. Using Garage Band, podcasts are very easy to create and post. This could be an excellent way to deliver lecture content in an online or blended course.
The TLC has a lot of expertise in this area.
7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting
|Screencasting||Screencasts, or screen capture, is a wonderful way to take students through a complicated process. You can record whatever is happening on your computer screen with an added narration.
Screencasts can be used for presentations, learning objects, how tos, asynchronous communication, and whatever else you can think of. They do not have to be as polished and professional as learning objects.
More on screencasts.
Screenr is a free tool that lets you record up to 5 minutes. As long as you are up to date on Flash and Java, there are no related downloads. Also, you can choose whether to record the entire screen or just a portion.
Jing is another popular screencasting tool for Mac and PCs. It does require downloading and installing additional software.
Tips and Tricks
Ustream is an interactive web streaming platform that lets users broadcast their own channels on the Ustream network or on a third-party website such as Facebook.
|Xtranormal & Voki
Xtranormal: Storytelling tool you can use to make a podcast with simple animated characters.
Voki: Similar tool, but can record your own voice.
Media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos for community feedback.
A site that let's you create your own online graphic cartoons.
|Thinglink||“It’s an innovative way to introduce the album cover to the public and have it be dynamic, not just a static image. To have video & audio accompany the image really helps connect the marketing and the social tie in is a big plus.” - Thanh Nguyen,
Digital Marketing, Atlantic Records
Students could use this as a tool to tag an image with their analysis, for faculty to highlight key aspects of an image, or explain a chart.