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WCELfest2012 Resources

Materials from most sessions from WCELfest2012 will be linked below when available. The majority of session have been recorded using Panopto.

Don't forget to use the archive links on the left to search for past WCELfest event recordings and resources.

Session Resources:

Presentations: Workshops:
wcel's WCELfest12 photoset A selection of the day's photos are available to view on the WCEL Team's WCELfest12 Flickr page
Keynote : Hindsight, insight and foresight...and the nature of oversight, Professor Gilly Salmon, Swinburne University of Technology

Keynote Presentation

Gilly Salmon encourages us to engage with the future for learning through the lens of openness, online communities and mobility.

Panopto Video Capture
Keynote presentation on Prezi
View the photos on Flickr

2011 Nola Campbell Memorial eLearning Award Winner : Dianne Forbes

Nola Campbell eLearning Award

The Nola Campbell Memorial eLearning Award is part of the University Staff Awards and recognises and rewards innovation and excellence in eLearning.
Panopto Video Capture
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eLearning Horizons : The WCEL Team

eLearning Horizons

The Horizon Report’s “Technology Outlook for NZ Tertiary Education” was released in November 2011. Developed by NZ educators and informed by international and local trends, it seeks to identify which emerging technologies will have a significant impact on education in New Zealand. It does this using 3 time horizons over the next 5 years and also explores key trends and challenges. This session will use some of the findings in the report along with other initiatives to highlight changes that, as educators in a globally connected university, we should be aware of.
Panopto Video Capture
View the photos on Flickr

Cathy Bailey : Robots and Moodle

Cathy Bailey Robots and Moodle

An innovative and exciting Moodle project for Bay of Plenty Polytech Automotive Technicians completing their apprenticeship, using avatars, movies, flash and much more, aimed at creating an authentic learning environment. The project weaves learning outcomes throughout practical and interactive tasks to draw the learner into a virtual world, known as Virtshop Automotive.
Panopto Video Capture
View the photos on Flickr

Stephen Bright : Interaction with Voicethread, Grockit Answers and Vialogues

Stephen Bright

New Web 2.0 tools appear with remarkable rapidity in the current online environment. This presentation provides an overview of three Web 2.0 tools that can to be used to facilitate interactive activities for students and lecturers (Voicethread, Grockit Answers, Vialogues). Rogers(2003) listed five criteria for successful innovations – these tools are chosen for review because of their match with these criteria.
Panopto Video Capture
Online Video in Education on Scoop.it!
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Nick Cavenagh : How to cheaply create a virtual blackboard

Panopto is limited because (with the exception of a few lecture theatres) it does not record the document presenter output. This can be problematic in subjects where drawing, sketching or writing by hand are important in the teaching process. One option is to use a plug-in graphics tablet as a virtual blackboard. At $260.18 +GST, this is a fraction of the cost of an iPad, almost as cheap as chalk! I will discuss the experiences in FCMS of using this technology.
View the photos on Flickr

John Lockley : Assessing student learning in Moodle: Matching tools to tasks

Learning and teaching in an online environment presents an opportunity to use different assessment tools to look for evidence of student learning in different ways. This presentation looks at a variety of ways that student learning is evidenced in the online secondary teacher education programme in the Faculty of Education and discusses why different tools are used for different purposes. The strengths, weaknesses, effectiveness, validity, efficiency and inefficiency of the various tools and approaches are discussed.
View the photos on Flickr

Kirstie McAllum : Podcasts: Home videos for Academic Skills

Focus groups and statistics on video usage rates showed that first year students did not watch teaching videos as much as hoped. Trials of five minute podcasts have been far more effective in teaching "university" literacy skills which focus on the needs of the user rather than the producer, and enable a clear focus on process.

Presentation recording to come
View the photos on Flickr

Gilly Salmon : Open Educational Resources & e-Moderating

Gilly Salmon - OERs
Panopto Video Capture

Gilly Salmon e-Moderating
Panopto Video Capture

Jonathan Scott, Mark Dawson-Smith, Marcus Wilson : Testing for feedback - a variety of solutions to provide feedback in class

Marcus Wilson

This session will describe three methods of engaging students in class and providing them with feedback on their understanding. Teachers are also able to evaluate whether they can move on or need to revisit some concepts. A spectrum of technologies are being used, including clickers, mobile devices and scratchies.
Panopto Video Capture
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Mike Scott & Julie Carle : Incorporating Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in the electronics lab using laptops and circuit simulation software to test and build hardware circuits

Mike Scott

A level three electronics course uses students' own laptops and circuit simulation software to develop circuits and then build using hardware. They are then able to compare the results of both the physical and virtual models. The learning is based on a problem solving approach and focuses on the learners. This approach encourages learner engagement and ownership. This presentation will describe the journey from working in Wikispaces to successfully using the Institutional platform, Moodle. We will highlight where e-portfolios could be incorporated as a means to prepare students with 21st Century skills, show-case work and collect assessments. It will identify the importance of a clear vision and serious determination to bring about change in teaching practice.
Panopto Video Capture
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David Williams :Using Concept and Mind mapping for writing and learning

Writing is a key part of the life of an academic or student. Both concept mapping and mind mapping can make the process of writing easier by providing an initial focus on ideas, concepts and linkages. The structure and words on the page are developed before writing takes place. Discover how these tools practically benefit you and consider how they can make your students better learners.

Presentation recording to come
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Mandy Williams & Bryon Dorrian : iPodogogy - reflections and perspectives of tutors and students

Many Williams & Bryon Dorrian

It is well documented that accessing learning resources and content via mobile handheld devices has a positive impact on student grades and learning outcomes.  However this use is traditionally external to the classroom, ie learning anytime, anyplace anywhere.  In 2011 a cohort of culinary students were provided with Apple iPod touches in order to be able to access video content specific to their course.  During the course of the semester these devices were used in unexpected but positive ways during theory and practical classes. This presentation is a reflection of the tutor experience of the use of the iPods in the theory and practical environment, along with impact on student learning from the student perspective.

Panopto Video Capture
Prezi Slideshow
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Noeline Wright : Critical thinking and the web

There is much talk about 'digital natives'. But there's not much talk about what is expected of such people in terms of what their learning needs are. Digital technologies may be part of the social fabric of many people's lives, but does that mean they are critical thinkers of what they find from digital sources? This presentation examines what some graduate students DON'T do when they access information from web sources. This blurring of the social and academic suggests some implications for how digital learning is approached.

Panopto Audio Podcast
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Workshops : Lorraine Watchorn : Weave The Magic of Story-Telling - Explore, Discover, Create!

Using simple media sharing tools (Web 2.0), this whistle stop presentation will delve into creative ways to engage learners and grow their love of story writing across the NZC. We will consider a range of tools and genre, including poetry, comics, fiction and non-fiction, which have been used to assist primary-aged school students as they develop, collaborate, publish and enjoy the art of story writing. Manageability options will be considered which not only bring the world into our classroom learning environments but also allow learning to continue beyond it.

Keeper of the Tales website
Wallwisher website
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