I needed to do a quick written submission to a committee
about staff development at my university for 2012-13 – after making a bit of it
up, I trawled the net to get some more serious thoughts from the community that
have been added to my list giving this:
... and not just creating content ourselves - but
sourcing pre-reading on the web and getting students to actually look at it
BEFORE the session. For sources, look at
the 'Find Content' section of my Prezi:
(actually - this is
worth looking at - there are some surprises in YouTube and TED - take a peek!
OERs will fit in here too.
2) Screen casting
- including screen
casting to individuals - for feedback on assignments. Is there a free tool we could recommend? Perhaps http://camstudio.org/?
3) Web 2.0 tools ( blogging,, wikis - concentrating on
pedagogy) - and concerns - Facebook?
4) Blackboard Mobile - give academics a student's perspective.
5) Personal CPD - using online resources to develop
ourselves (MOOCs, or any of the sources on the Prezi above)
Priorities from elsewhere:
6) Webconferencing (Collaborate?)
AND Elluminate Plan - allows you to create a session plan which saves times when running a live collaborate session as your session is planned out.
7) Presentation tools
(Prezi seems a favourite - I've seem
some poor examples!?) - again, my prezi above covers suggestions here, from
Prezi through Voicethread - but missed out Xtranormal (perhaps not suitable?).
Finally, how about something like virtual conference
attendance - Anyone want to pay for me to go to the 5th Annual Emerging Technologies for
Online Learning International Symposium? This one:
Well, it was worth asking ...