HLS Staff training and development in the use of teaching and learning technologies

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The Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology offer training sessions. Please check these first before selecting a session from the list below.

Below is a menu of HLS staff training and development sessions in the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment – these supplement the sessions offered by CELT. Each session entry includes: information about the content of the session; links to pertinent online help guides and case studies (where applicable); which Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles the technology or approach facilitated by the technology aligns with, session schedule and booking information.

All of these sessions can be delivered for programme/module teams as part of curriculum development. Just Ask Rob about it.

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Introduction to learning technologies at DMU for new HLS staff

This session is NOT compulsory for new staff – but it is recommended.
This session includes the same content as the: Introduction to ELT Technologies at DMU, and Introduction to Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment sessions offered by CELT.

This session provides an overview of the core technologies for teaching, learning and assessment, associated policies and procedures concerning their use. It includes information about the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) and the support they offer, as well as a demonstration of the basic functions of the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Duration: 90mins

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The Flipped classroom

Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom[…]In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom) This session offers an overview of flipped classroom practice and identifies various technologies that facilitate the approach. The session includes a workshop component where participants will consider how they might introduce flipped classroom approaches into their own teaching.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) - integrating TV and Radio broadcasts into your teaching materials

This session explores the Box of Broadcasts (Bob) technology, which is an on demand TV and radio service for education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and integrate them into their teaching and learning materials. BoB also offers some opportunities to introduce alternative forms of assessment, which will be explored in this session.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement, Expression

Creating rich media resources with DMU Replay

This session explores the potentials of using DMU Replay to create rich media resources. An exampe of the type of resource can be found at:

https://panopto.dmu.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c02ed294-b2b7-41f0-868c-11a87308f439

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement

Universal Design for Learning with technology

This session explores technology facilitated approaches that support inclusive practice, and which map on to the core principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The point of departure for the session is an online resource which maps technology facilitated practice at DMU on to UDL.

See: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/elt-and-udl/

The session includes a workshop component in which participants will be exploring and discussing where in their own teaching they might be able to introduce technology facilitated practice to support inclusive learning.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement, Action/Expression

Scenario-based learning via technology

Scenario-based approaches to learning can be an effective means of providing inclusive, multi-modal learning content – supporting active learning, self-directed learning and the development of deep learning by confronting students with real-world situations and problems. Scenario-based learning (SBL) incorporates approaches such as; problem-based learning, gamification, discovery learning and collaborative learning. This session explores the pedagogy of scenario-based learning, offers examples of some approaches that have been used by staff at DMU, and demonstrates how such scenarios might be created and implemented.

For example: http://aural-initiative.com/scenarios/EmergencyRoom/EmergencyRoom.html

Case study: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/effective-practice/elt-case-studies/developing-high-street/

The session includes a workshop component in which participants will be asked to reflect on the potential for introducing scenario-based approaches into their own teaching.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement, Action/Expression

Working with Learning Modules in Blackboard

A Learning Module is a content organisation tool in Blackboard. It can be used to gather multiple types of online content together into a single navigable resource. This session will go through the process of creating a Learning Module resource. A Learning Module allows content to be represented in a cohesive, organised and structured format which is an effective approach in terms of UDL.

Online information: Create a learning module – http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/support-using-technology/dmu-core-elt/blackboard/blackboard-how-do-i/blackboard-course-management/blackboard-working-with-content/create-a-learning-module/

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement

Online tests, surveys and quizzes

This session offers an overview of how tests can be used in Blackboard. Tests and quizzes can be an alternative means by which students can express their learning – it can be particularly effective when used in a formative mode. Offering students varied means of expressing their learning is a core component of UDL.

Online information: Create a test – http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/blackboard/blackboard-how-do-i/blackboard-course-management/blackboard-assessment-tools/create-a-test/

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Engagement, Action/Expression

Collaborative learning with technology

This session will offer an overview of collaborative tools available in Blackboard; in particular the use of groups, discussion boards and wikis. Providing spaces in which students can approach their learning from a collaborative perspective offers an alternative means of engagement with learning, and so is relevant to UDL.

Online information: Collaboration tools in Blackboard – http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/support-using-technology/dmu-core-elt/blackboard/blackboard-how-do-i/blackboard-course-management/blackboard-ways-of-collaborating/

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Engagement, Action/Expression

The Virtual classroom (online webinar)

Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual synchronous classroom (aka. webinar) system that is integrated into Blackboard. It enables tutors and students to interact and collaborate in real-time from remote locations, online. This interactive, online session will offer an overview and demonstration of how to use the Blackboard Collaborate synchronous classroom technology. The session will cover:

  • Setting up and launching a Collaborate session in a Blackboard shell
  • Working with the Collaborate interface
  • Inviting guest users to a collaborate session

Online information: Blackboard Collaborate – http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/collaborate/

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Engagement, Action/Expression

Using digital media in Blackboard

This session is NOT about DMU Replay

This session will demonstrate how to integrate multimedia (digital images, audio and video) into teaching materials on Blackboard. The session is aimed at participants with little to no experience of using multimedia in their teaching practice. The session will cover: working with digital images; adding audio recordings to Blackboard; adding web-videos such as YouTube; and copyright in the use of multimedia. Digital media can offer a variety of modes of representation for teaching and learning content which is a core component of UDL.

Online information: Digital media overview: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/support-using-technology/develop-content/

Using digital media in Blackboard: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/support-using-technology/dmu-core-elt/blackboard/blackboard-how-do-i/blackboard-course-management/blackboard-working-with-content/#bbdigimedia

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Education Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Such resources can be used to effectively underpin, support and enhance online teaching and learning materials. This session offers an overview of OER, including the pros and cons of their use. The session will also explore the ways and means of locating OER and how they can be integrated into online teaching and learning materials.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement

Introduction to recording with DMU Replay

This session provides an overview of DMU Replay and the basic skills required to make a recording. This includes: launching the DMU Replay software; setting the software to record voice and PowerPoint slides; making recordings available to students.

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation

Video recording classroom/student activities

This session is NOT about lecture capture. This session explores a specific approach towards the use of video and audio recording in the classroom. DMU replay can be used to capture student activities such as role play, practical demonstrations of skills, presentations and group discussion/interaction. As an example: a case study outlining the use of video and audio recording of Student role-play for formative learning in Nursing at DMU (using DMU replay) can be found at: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/effective-practice/elt-case-studies/student-role-play-videos-for-formative-learning-in-nursing/ Such audio/visual recording can be an effective mechanism for students to reflect on their practice in an individual/or group (peer reflection) setting.

Online information: Recording classroom activity – http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/support-using-technology/develop-content/recording-classroom-activity/

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation, Engagement, Action/Expression

Extending DMU Replay - working with multiple media sources

Participants must have attended a DMU Replay overview session prior to attending this session. This session offers a demonstration of how DMU Replay can be extended beyond the basic recording of audio and PowerPoint presentations. During the session participants will explore:

  • use of the visualiser
  • video cameras
  • screen capture
  • embedding web links

importantImportant note: Participants will need to attend a follow up DMU Replay Editing session in order to learn how to edit recordings that have been made with multiple media sources

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation

DMU Replay - editing

importantImportant note: This is a follow up session for those who attended the Extending DMU Replay session. This session will demonstrate the basic functions of the DMU Replay Editor to refine and augment a recording to enhance the student experience. The session will cover:

  • Logging in to the Panopto dashboard to locate the recording
  • An overview of the editor screen
  • Adding, removing and editing events
  • How the recorder set up affects the editor
  • Removing streams
  • Hints and tips with the timeline
  • Editing the student view

Duration: 60mins

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UDL principles: Representation

Online assessment and feedback with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin feedback studio includes an online essay marking and annotation tool which allows tutors to leave comments, grade and feedback directly on the student submission. This session offers an overview of the online marking and feedback tools in Turnitin. This session DOES NOT demonstrate how to setup a Turnitin submission.

Online information: Case study: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/effective-practice/elt-case-studies/peer-marking-introduction-to-research-and-ethics/

Duration: 60mins

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Using marking grids (aka Rubrics) in Turnitin Feedback Studio

Rubrics and marking grids in Turnitin can be used to evaluate student work based on defined criteria and scales, whilst also providing annotated feedback using GradeMark. This session offers an overview of how to make use of rubrics and grading forms in Turnitin.

Online information: Using rubrics: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/rubrics-in-turnitin/ Participants should be familiar with the use of Turnitin before attending this session.

Duration: 60mins

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