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:

  • 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

Thoughts on Flickr

6 10 2010

The results of the survey, and anecdotal comments received, acknowledge the role of Web 2.0 and other technologies in providing presentation interfaces.

One choice could be to use Flickr to create either a private or public collection of images that can be dipped into, organised in groups, and form a teaching tool.

This approach is not without its problems though, as JISC Digital Media point out, it is wise to back-up your data elsewhere rather than rely completely on an externally hosted Web site.


Distributing Teaching Presentations

24 06 2010

JISC Digital Media continue to provide great up-to-date and new guides, such as this one published in June, which “…looks at the ways teaching presentations can be distributed to their end users”.

Happy Birthday JISC Digital Media

9 02 2010

JISC Digital Media celebrate their first birthday today! Although they were formerly in existence as TASI (Technical Advisory Service for Images), and have long had a relationship with the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).

JISC Digital Media’s online resources are excellent, and I am going to visit this area of their website:

I am quite interested in the JISC Digital Media comments on choosing a background for images in your presentations.