Sessions which explore the use of technology to implement and enhance collaboration and co-creation
|Blackboard Collaborate introduction
This session will provide an opportunity for staff new to Collaborate to practice setting up and using the Collaborate virtual classroom. This session will give staff the skills and understanding necessary to deliver their first Collaborate teaching session.
Blackboard Collaborate interactive
This session will provide an opportunity for staff who have some experience of using Blackboard Collaborate to consider how to develop engaging and interactive sessions. This session will offer a range of possible options for developing interactive sessions and provide participants with an opportunity to consider and discuss alternatives.
Discussion boards and forums
The session will explore the different management approaches when using a Discussion Board (forum) with students to help foster a collaborative/collegiate approach to learning online. Participants will learn about online behaviour styles, the benefits and otherwise of various management approaches and how to set up a Discussion Board using the Blackboard and Campus Pack Discussion Board tools.
DMU Commons – introduction
The DMU Commons is a blogging platform and web space that is available to all staff and students at DMU. Commons users can setup, develop and maintain their own blog or web space which they can use for any purpose relating to their work – be that scholarly, research, areas of interest, projects, personal profiles/portfolios, special interest groups, and many others. See http://our.dmu.ac.uk
This session will include: An introduction to the DMU Commons; Examples of its use (current Commons sites); The procedure for registering/activating a DMU Commons account; Hands on activity exploring how to configure a Commons site, add content, and create a navigation structure.
DMU Replay – supporting student recordings
This one hour show and tell session will cover three scenarios in which students might use the DMU Replay service for recording and sharing multimedia artefacts. The session will cover students submitting multimedia artefacts for assessment, recording practice presentations for formative feedback, and recording video blog or vlog posts to support reflective activities.
This sixty-minute show and tell session will explore four scenarios in which the installed interactive whiteboard might provide opportunities to perform live electronic annotation and provide a platform for student interaction.
This session will provide an overview of some key social media tools. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their own profile on a social media platform and to reflect on the way that use of social media could enhance their teaching practice.
Interactive classroom technology
Using technology to interact with students in class can offer both instant formative feedback to the tutor; and help to motivate students to get involved, whilst providing a level playing field where all student voices are heard. This demonstration will cover the pedagogic benefits of engaging with students using different voting technologies in class and a demonstration of TurningPoint and Participoll.
This interactive session will explore the meaning and implications of digital footprint. We will examine the different types of data and information we leave behind us online and suggest ways to protect and enhance digital identity in line with our own aims.
Wikis afford the opportunity to enhance both teaching and learning, and support a variety of activities from content creation of teaching materials, to supporting collaborative student group work and individual project work (e.g. ePortfolio). Wikis can be tutor-led, student-led or co-produced.
This session will: introduce wikis; provide an opportunity to discuss the practical application of the wiki tool for learning and teaching; examine two different types of wiki tool that are available in the VLE (Blackboard and Campus Pack).