Screencasting sessions by JISC Digital Media

3 01 2011

JISC Digital Media Online Surgery has a series of sessions on screencasting coming up that look really interesting. All sessions take place on Wednesdays between 1.30-2.30pm and can be accessed via your computer using the Elluminate environment.
Details here: http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/surgery

  • The major technical issues surrounding screencasting – 19 January 2011
  • Considerations for screencasts as teaching and learning support resources – 26 January 2011
  • Using a screencast as a lecture capture tool – 02 February 2011
  • Using a screencast to provide feedback – 09 February 2011




Good Practice Guide for Elluminate Live

8 06 2010

As a JISC online conference attendee I have been a participant in the Elluminate Live virtual environment. I have just noticed this really useful piece providing more information about Elluminate Live, including a recording made using the software.

What is striking about Elluminate Live and other virtual meeting spaces or classroom software is the similarity of their Graphical User Interface (GUI). I have also had demos of, or used: gotomeeting.co.uk and Wimba Classroom.





Feedback on research grant

3 03 2010

Recipients of the University for the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Research Fund 2009/10 met for a research seminar at Farnham. We made links between each of our projects and were also able to share knowledge of other projects within the University.

I was reminded of Wimba, which I was aware of, but have not looked into properly, and therefore didn’t appreciate that it can link up with Blackboard, and that it can have multi-sensory features.

Elluminate was mentioned, and this is something I have experience of using as a member of the audience for the last two JISC e-Learning conferences (2008 and 2009).

Adobe Presenter also came up in conversation. This is something I tested last year and could see real benefits. Salesforce also use it to deliver some of their online training so I have experience of it from the learner perspective. I would like to look into its functionality in more depth.

Next steps: create links to all the software I am aware of, then to email Museums Computer Group jiscmail list, and ACADI email list to ask for suggestions.