DigiFest 13 September – Cambridge

13 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Cambridge campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location
 11.00–11.30 Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy Innovation project – Canvas podcasts and videos for active learning – Marcus Hanwell and Tom Stacey (LAIBS)
 COS 207
 11.30–12.00
Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy Innovation project – Use of a real time action camera for 'patient view' simulation training – Shauna Gnanapragasam (FHSCE)   COS 207
 12.00–12.30
Badge for Working in the digital age digital literacy  Facebook Live as a tool for student recruitment – Dr Michael Ferrandino (FST)
 COS 207
 12.30–13.00  Innovation project – Developing students' understanding of core subject pedagogies – John-Mark Winstanley and Dr Nicola Walshe (FHSCE)   COS 207
 13.00–13.30
 Break
 13.30–14.30
Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy Canvas quizzes for learning and feedback – Kate Outhwaite
 COS 108
 14.30–15.00
 Innovation project – Canvas intensives – Sian Shaw (FHSCE)
 COS 207
 15.00–15.30
Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy Exploring virtual reality for teacher training, materials development and student engagement – Paul Driver (FHSCE)
 COS 207


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Innovation project – Canvas podcasts and videos for active learning – Marcus Hanwell and Tom Stacey

Abstract

The Podcasts and Videos Canvas project we are currently investigating and implementing is “for Active Learning”. We choose this project to provide additional help and support, along with enhancing the student’s experiences of engaging with Canvas, but also to be able to offer a more in-depth support for our staff members to allow them to embed additional information within discussions on Canvas.
Our initial findings from students are very positive. Through the increase in audio and video content there has been an increase in student engagement, which has been identified through the active learning in class.

Bios

Marcus is the Academic Senior Learning Technologist and a Lecturer at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Marcus has been working on a variety of active collaboration and learning projects, supporting the introduction of technology, and the development of blended and eLearning into the curriculum. He is currently exploring the use of technology that can be embedded into Canvas to assist students in independent learning.
Tom is a lecturer in Project, Supply Chain and Operations Management, and has worked with the Business School for six years at both our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses.

Innovation project – Use of a real time action camera for 'patient view' simulation training – Shauna Gnanapragasm

Abstract

This work aims to explore the use of patient perspective video training to improve communication and clinical skills in undergraduate midwifery training. Communication is an integral part of midwifery and is a medium through which midwives relate to pregnant women and their families. Ineffective communication skills are known to be detrimental to the quality of healthcare output. Use of a ‘Go Pro’ action camera will therefore be used to obtain footage from the patient perspective. Students will then be asked to critically reflect on their own performance and identify how any improvements can be made.

Bio

Shauna qualified as a nurse in 1993 and midwife in 1997 and has a wide range of clinical experience. She now works as a Midwifery Clinical Skills Tutor in Anglia Ruskin University and has developed an interest in enhancing direct patient focus skills.

Facebook Live as a tool for student recruitment – Dr Michael Ferrandino

Abstract

Facebook Live is real-time video streaming service provided by the worldwide social media platform. Live streaming can be watched by anyone who has navigated to your Facebook page whilst you are broadcasting. As a tool for recruitment this opens up a number of simple possibilities for promoting and communicating with potential students and academics. The Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences has successfully used this platform to provide virtual tours of our facilities and hold question and answer sessions with students at partner intuitions in North and South America leading to a number of student applications at Masters level.

Bio

Mike is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Having joined ARU in January 2017, he was tasked with establishing the newly formed Department for Sport and Exercise Sciences social media accounts and building their online presence to engage with potential and current students.

Innovation project – Developing students' understanding of core subject pedagogies – John-Mark Winstanley, Dr Nicola Walshe and Tara Jakes

Abstract

As part of the BA Primary Education Degree, students are required to develop their pedagogical content knowledge. However, this is challenging to do in a classroom-based, theoretical context. This session will present findings from a project aiming to address this using the Uptale immersive learning platform to build interactive 360-degree experiences in Virtual Reality. We recorded practicing teachers with 360-degree technology and used the footage to create Uptale media embedded within Canvas. This enabled us to incorporate analytical commentaries from the teachers and provide interactive activities, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice in education.

Bios

Nicola is an experienced educator and teacher educator in primary, secondary and higher education settings and currently Senior Lecturer in Education and Course Leader of the BA Primary Education Studies. She has a particular interest in environmental and sustainability education, as well as the use of immersive technologies for supporting pedagogical practice.
Tara is a primary trained teacher and works with schools on a variety of projects and initiatives alongside her role as a Senior Lecturer on the BA Primary Education Studies course. She works with children across the whole primary range and has a particular interest in the teaching of English and behaviour for learning.
John-Mark is an experienced educator in both primary and higher education settings. He has taught across the primary age range and has also been heavily involved in initial teacher training for a number of years. He is particularly interested in primary English; teaching children with English as an additional language and supporting the professional learning of early career teachers.

Canvas quizzes for learning and feedback – Kate Outhwaite

Abstract

Join Kate for a hands-on exploration of how you can use Canvas Quizzes to engage your students and support their learning through thoughtful quiz questions and useful feedback. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Use your own subject knowledge to build quiz questions in Canvas.
  • Add useful feedback to those questions.
  • Build those questions into a Canvas quiz for your students. 
Please note: You will need to have access to a Canvas site to fully participate in the hands-on section of this workshop.

Bio

Kate is Learning Technology Specialist in Anglia Learning & Teaching, providing staff development and support across ARU in the use of Canvas, the Sharepoint VLE and with particular responsibility for the management and use of the Questionmark platform which has provided the ARU online quiz engine since 2011–12.

Innovation project: Canvas intensives – Sian Shaw

Abstract

To be confirmed

Bio

To be confirmed

Exploring virtual reality for teacher training, materials development and student engagement – Paul Driver

Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly prevalent in a range of contexts, including medicine, entertainment and education. One simple way of experiencing VR is through 360-degree video, an immersive type of video that allows viewers to move and look around in all directions, affording choice and control over what they see. This talk will discuss the strengths, limitations, opportunities, and software necessary to begin exploiting the significant potential of VR as a tool for engaging students, designing materials and supporting trainee teachers.

Bio

Paul a Learning Technologist at ARU. He has 25 years of teaching experience and holds an MA in Creative Media Practice (Education). He is an award-winning materials writer, a teacher trainer, graphic designer and book illustrator. Paul’s research interests span across many fields, exploring the roles of technology, virtual reality, game design, and embodied cognition.

Event Details

When:
13 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
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