Effective Practice in the use of ELT @ DMU

 
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effectiveThis section offers a series of case studies and other examples that demonstrate effective practice in the use of ELT at DMU.
This is a dynamic space in which new case studies and examples will be added over time.
New entries will be announced via the ‘What’s new on the hub?’ window on the Hub Home Page.

Areas of effective practice:casestudycontact

Mobile Technologies

Virtual Environments and Simulations

Social Media (Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Lecture and Presentation Capture

Audio Feedback

eAssessment

Using Digital Media for Teaching and Learning (images, audio and video)

Collaborative Learning

ePortfolios

Blackboard


Mobile Technologies

videolink Engaging with students using an iPad
In this video Graham Basten of the School of Allied Health Sciences discusses his experiences of using an iPad for teaching.

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Virtual Environments and Simulations

videolink Hanging out with Google

This case study describes how Google Hangouts can be used as a virtual classroom and the technical barriers that need to be overcome in order to replicate this practice.

The High Street
Documentation about the development of The High Street a virtual, fictional community created to support and enhance teaching and learning for students on the BSc Nursing programme at DMU.

Creating online scenarios for teaching and learning
…and embedding these in Blackboard. A demonstration of how scenario-based learning objects, built using web-authoring techniques, can be used in Blackboard modules.

download_smallStrategy and Management Simulation Game [PDF] This series of slides outlines the principles of a Strategy and Management Airline Company simulation game in Business and Law, which runs with a large cohort of students at level 6. The simulation enables Blackboard to enhance the connection between contact and non-contact-time activities, in particular through by engaging staff-student dialogue and student decision-making.

videolink Measuring Bilogical Responses using Lab Tutor
In this short video Mark Scase from Psychology offers a brief commentary on his experiences of using Lab Tutor software for teaching

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Social Media (Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Assessed Blogs
Ruth Rojahn from the School of Nursing and Midwifery has used Blogs in the DMU VLE (Blackboard) as part of the assessed coursework for a Level 5 Nursing course (Complex Care Needs).

videolink Online Media Technology, Student Centred Learning
In this video presentation Andrew Clay of the Leicester Media School highlights how social media supports a student centred approach to learning and teaching.

Using Blackboard, Social Networking to Support Student Learning
Alison Statham from Politics and Public Policy describes her use of social network tools like Facebook, alongside Blackboard.

Using Blogs, Developing Writing
Christine Boydell from the School of Humanities illustrates how students found writing through blogging a positive learning experience.

Using Wikis as Learning Journals
Julia Reeve from the School of Humanities presents a case study on how Blackboard wikis were used as learning journals for students.

download_smallDMU Pathfinder Project [PDF] Richard Hall’s introduction to the DMU 2008 e-learning symposium and the Pathfinder Project. Which looked at building capacity and capability in the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches for teaching and learning in support of the development of the DMU ELT Strategy.

download_smallKeynote 1: Student Views of Web 2.0 [PDF] Lawrie Phipp’s keynote presentation slides for the DMU 2008 e-learning symposium, offer a student’ view of Web 2.0 and the use of technologies in teaching and learning.

download_smallWikis in the Curriculum [PDF] Jon Philpott’s series of slides from his presentation about his work with Registry in using wikis as knowledge bases.

download_smallWikis in the Curriculum II [PDF] Series of slides presenting Lucy Mathers’ and Mike Leigh’s experimentation with Wikis to enhance student communities of practice.

Social Networking and Social Bookmarking
Heather Conboy and Steve Mackenzie’s slide presentation.

Contructing a Personal learning Environment the free and easy way
A paper by Derek Harding [Teeside University].

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Lecture and Presentation Capture

Using DMU Replay for studio workshops in Fashion

Heini Taskula customising the use of DMU Replay for studio work in Fashion

Enhancing Learning through Technology – the Power (Electronics) is in your hands

In this case study, Dr John Gow’s practice of recording screen and visualiser content to create electronic notes is explored in the context of a fluid curriculum.

Creating voiced-over PowerPoint videos using a Lync telephone to record the voice
This case study offers an overview of the approach taken by Cormac Norton in the creation and dissemination of voiced over videos of his PowerPoint lecture slides.

videolink Live Lecture Capture using Microsoft Expression
In this video Matthew Dean of the Faculty of Technology discusses his use of Microsoft Exppression software to make live recordings of his lectures, which he then uses as revision material for students.

videolink Making audio recordings of lectures
In this short video Mark Scase from Psychology offers a brief commentary on his experiences of making audio recordings of his lectures.

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Audio Feedback

videolink Enhancing feedback using screencast software

This case study shows how Dr Simon Coupland provides visual references using screen capture software to help students relate the audio to their assignment.

audio Giving Audio Feedback to Students
In this audio interview, Rose Parkes from the School of Applied Social Sciences describes her use of audio feedback with her students.

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eAssessment

Enhancing Learning through Technology – the Power (Electronics) is in your hands

In this case study, Dr John Gow’s practice of electronic marking and how this has been adopted by colleagues marking student projects is documented.

videolinkUsing Turnitin Grade Forms for Assessment Feedback
In this two-part video case study, Margaret Stone demonstrates how she uses the Turnitin Grade Form tool to create structured electronic marking and feedback templates, and use these to provide assessment feedback for students.

Peer Marking – Introduction to Research and Ethics
This case study describes Dr Catherine Flick’s work with peer marking on the second year module, Introduction to Research and Ethics.

eAssessment and Feeback (using Blackboard)
Helen McVeigh (Nursing) piloted and successfully rolled out a paperless eAssessment and feedback process across the Nursing curriculum, utilising Blackboard and Turnitin.

videolink Using Graphics Tablets for Assessment
In this video Jenny Carter and David Elizondo from the Department of Computer Technology discuss their use of graphics tablets for marking and moderation of student work that has been submitted electronically.

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Using Digital Media for Teaching and Learning (images, audio and video)

Extending DMU Replay – video workbooks, assessment and exam feedback
Dr Kim Fisher uses video – recorded using the DMU Replay (Panopto) system – to enhance the use of workbook-based learning resources, and to give feedback on certain assessments and exams.

Guided listening
Rob Weale from the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology presents an overview of a guided listening resource that he has developed as an online educational tool for introducing Electroacoustic music in Key Stage 3.

videolink Using Videos in Pharmacy
Susannah Walsh from Pharmacy talks about her use of videos to support her teaching.

Student role-play videos for formative learning in Nursing
Chris Knifton, Richard Postance and Helen Rooney from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at DMU have been capturing student role-play sessions on video for use as formative reflective learning materials.

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Collaborative Learning

Engaging Students with Discussion Board download_small[PDF] This tip-sheet describes how to use on-line conferencing effectively.

download_smallIntroduction to the use of Discussion Board for first-year undergraduates on BA (Hons) Sociology and Sociology/Criminology [PDF] This case study was produced by Anne Brown, It focuses upon the use of the Discussion Board feature of Blackboard, in order to support face-to-face sessions and develop cognition with Level 1 students.

download_smallCo-operative learning in CSE [PDF] This case study was produced by Pat Jefferies, a Teacher Fellow who was based at DMU’s previous Bedford campus. It focuses upon the use of the collaborative tools, like group pages and discussion boards within Blackboard. It makes clear links back into curriculum design and highlights some recommendations for those who would make more use of on-line collaborative working.

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ePortfolios

Online reflective portfolios, journals and log books (ePortfolios/eJournals)
The use of eJournals and ePortfolios can be an effective solution for students whose studies involve practice-based placements for which they are required to keep a reflective log-book or journal, and which may form a component of their assessed work. This case study offers an overview of the use of an ePortfolio/log-book on the Undergraduate Midwifery programme at DMU.


Blackboard

Embedding a basic website in a Blackboard course
This documentation and working example demonstrates how it is possible to embed a simple website into a Blackboard course.

audio Using Blackboard Communities as a team
Kaushika Patel from the School of Applied Social Sciences talks about her use of Blackboard communities for teaching team communications, and how it has helped their practice.

download_smallUtilising Blackboard at Level 4 (nee Level 1) [PDF] This case study describes how the History team have used a level 1 core module to prepare students for their own long-term use of ELT via Blackboard.

download_smalle-learning and the creative arts [PDF] This very brief (1 page) documents contains some key ideas for maximising the use of Blackboard within creative programmes and modules.

download_smallEmbedding e-Learning in Delivery to Large Groups: Principles of Marketing (Level 1) [PDF] This is a short case study developed by Tracy Harwood and Harish Ravat in Business and Law. It focuses upon: developing blended approaches to curriculum delivery with e-Learning; working with partner institutions; and, enhancing e-Learning with a diverse cohort of students.

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