Lectures, alternatives, poll everywhere and unexpected events

This Wednesday I’m involved with an experiment and presentation that is seeking to test out some alternatives for lectures/presentations. As it happens, the last week has brought a couple of events that are (so far) helping the case for the experiment. These are described below. And now for a word from our sponsors… The aim

Continue reading Lectures, alternatives, poll everywhere and unexpected events

Using Votapedia

In the next couple of weeks I’m going to be giving a presentation that will also serve as an experiment in alternate technologies for presentations. One of those technologies will be Votapedia.com – an Australian-based, free SMS/Web audience response system. This post is meant to capture the process I went through in learning about how

Continue reading Using Votapedia

Lectures and the LMS: Alternatives and experiments

This post stores information about an experiment/presentation seeking to examine alternatives for both the lecture and the LMS. Information available below includes: Resources from the presentation. When it happened. What will happened – structure of session. An abstract of the whole session. Some additional background. Resources The video of the talk is available on ustream.

Continue reading Lectures and the LMS: Alternatives and experiments

Alternative audience response systems – web, twitter and mobile phone

As part of this project I’m looking at playing with “clickers” that work via the web, twitter, mobile phones or some other medium that removes the physical limitations of traditional devices (i.e. you have to be in the room with the lecturer). The following will be a summary and description of a growing number of

Continue reading Alternative audience response systems – web, twitter and mobile phone

Alternative to clickers – freeing up the physical location limitation

In a previous post I outlined some broad ideas of how to understand “lectures”. At the crux of it was an initial stab at a “taxonomy/framework” for understanding characteristics of lectures. In this initial stab there were three main dimensions: participants, physical space, and time. Each had some additional sub-points. As one example, a sub-point

Continue reading Alternative to clickers – freeing up the physical location limitation

You only get this type of education in class – mythic attributes of the lecture

All the brilliant breakthroughs in modern medicine and in communication technologies have developed via this process. You only get this type of education in class. — Professor Tor Hundloe It seems the Sunday Mail is mining the minor vein of controversy gold provided by the “online lecture” movement. Last week I posted about an article

Continue reading You only get this type of education in class – mythic attributes of the lecture

css.php