Thursday, 29 March 2012

Multimedia. Within multimedia! Wooo!

For my Faculty Learning Community (FLC or "Flick") we're exploring next-generation technologies.  We've been challenged to see how we can integrate the newest technologies to reimagine exercises, delivery methods, ways to keep in contact with students, and even ways to grade student work.

The obvious use of an iPad or Asus tablet is to hook it up to a projector and show a room full of people what's on it.  That can be interesting, and if you've got a special app that only runs on that tablet, then it's somewhat innovative.

One thing we've been less successful at is in changing the way a class of people can interact.  We already have clickers (so they're NOT next-generation, at least in my own opinion).  There are smart phone apps that double as clickers... new-ish, but it won't set the world on fire.  One thing we wanted was peer-to-peer connectivity so that students could update the teacher's device, perhaps showing up on the screen.  The iPad/iPhone app "Whiteboard" can do this, but only when peer-to-peer is working (so, not at MRU, but it works great in my house on its wireless connection).

Here's what I've got that's a bit new.  Using a blog with multimedia assets.  And now I've created the Frankenmovie.  It's got the Mac's Screenflow program displaying iPad's ExplainEverything on it!

I'm going to have some fun with this, I think!


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Technology test drive

Three I'm standing in front of a bunch of people were wondering why am talking to my cell phone. This is an example of how we would use the technology test drive to disseminate ideas about teaching theory.

Monday, 5 March 2012

RNAi video

I'm about to go to class and found this really great video!  It's about RNA interference.  I'm going to embed this here so that I can more easily find it during class.