Articulate Studio ’09 is a set of e-Learning software tools which can empower anyone to quickly and easily create engaging courses, presentations, quizzes, and surveys using multimedia content – www.articulate.com/products/studio.php. Articulate Studio comprises of four distinct pieces of software: Presenter, Quizmaker, Engage and Video Encoder.
I offer a range of workshops covering each element of the software packages. These workshops range from 2 hours to an entire day aimed at people who want to quickly create e-learning courses from PowerPoint and develop stunning interactive content, quizzes, assessments, and surveys. Whether you want to create material for face to face teaching or an on-line environment these workshops will open up an array of possibilities for you.
Each workshop is followed up with on-line tutorial support on a one-one basis for those that are interested.
E-assessment is the use of information technology for any assessment-related activity. This definition embraces a wide range of student activity ranging from the use of a word processor to on-screen testing. E-assessment can be used to assess cognitive and practical abilities. Cognitive abilities are assessed using e-testing software; practical abilities are assessed using e-portfolios or simulation software. This workshop illustrates a wide variety of technologies available that you can use to enhance the learning experience for your students or make your life easier as a lecturer.
Google in Education
There are numerous examples where teachers use Google products to help them in the classroom. Google workshops vary in length from 1 hour to 3 hour workshops. Topics covered include Google images, Google Maps, Google sites, Googles’ blogging platform “blogger”, Youtube, Google Reader, Google docs and Google groups. These are all hands on workshops that will require the participants to have access to the internet via a computer or tablet device. If participants do not have access to devices a demonstration session can be provided.
As an online portfolio system, Mahara is a place to store institutional and personal learning articles or ‘artefacts’. Students can use these artefacts to demonstrate their development over time to various audiences including prospective universities and future employers.
Mahara also provides a comprehensive blogging tool, social networking and a CV builder. Users have their own personalised profiles which they can use to add employment and education history, accreditations, achievements and goals.
This workshop allows you to create your own user account for Mahara and highlights the uses for a variety of education based scenarios.
Moodle is an open source learning management system. A selection of workshops are available to suit beginners and advanced users of moodle. Covering topics from sharing files and websites to managing all of your assignments on-line.
- Introduction to Moodle – 1 hour
- Designing your Moodle course
- Managing your assessments through Moodle
- Managing group work on Moodle
- Moodle Quizzes
- Using Moodle for peer assessment activities
- Providing Feedback through Moodle
- Building an interactive lesson in Moodle
Teaching on-line is becoming more prominent in higher education. There are a variety of tools available to facilitate teaching online but the priniciples of “good teaching” remain the same. This workshop illustrates the variety of techniques that a lecturer can use to encourage effective learning on-line. The workshop also introduce the participants to one of the software systems available for vitual classrooms: Adobe Connect
The what, why and how of podcasting. Covering a variety of pieces of software related to podcasting: Audacity, Cam Studio and Screen R. This workshop provides an overview of podcasting and how it can benefit students. We will focus on the basics of finding, subscribing, downloading and listening to or watching a podcast. You will also learn how podcasts can be applicable to education. This workshop is suitable for anybody that is interested in the whole area of podcasting in the classroom.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool. Prezi allows users to display and navigate through informationwithin a 2.5D space on the Z-axis. Prezi is used as platform for bridging linear and non-linear information, and as a tool for both free-form brainstorming and structured presentation. Text, images, videos and other presentation media are placed upon the canvas, and can be grouped together in frames.
This short workshop introduces participants to Prezi and helps users create their own online presentations and posters.
A screencast is a digital movie in which the setting is partly or wholly a computer screen, and in which audionarration describes the on-screen action. This workshop outlines the various screencasting tools available and provides advice and general good practice guidelines when providing screencasts for a classroom environment
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn are all part of the everyday lives of our students. This workshop outlines how these social media tools can be used in the classroom. Are you interested in learning how you can harness the power of Facebook and YouTube while maximizing their potential within the international education community?
WordPress is a fabulous facility that allows any member of the public to create their own blog / website. A blog is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. There are a selection of tools available to help you with your blog; the most common of which is “WordPress”. This workshop will show you how to set up your own wordpress blog and provide you with a variety of resources to introduce blogging into the classroom. A similar workshop is also provided on Blogger – the blogging platform from Google