Tuesday, May 22, 2007

#42 Audio Feedback

Audio Feedback takes many forms. Several academics at Sheffield Hallam University have taken the essential concept of producing formative feedback in audio format and put their own spin on it. In this workshop from the The Assessment for Learning Initiative week Andrew Middleton co-ordinates a discussion with Anne Nortcliffe, Anthony Rosie and Heidi Probst. Participants discuss the methods they use and the benefits they have found. Apologies for the quality of the recording, which is not as good as usual. This recording is 43 minutes long and follows the process of planning through to evaluation of the approach.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

#41 TALI Week preview

The Assessment for Learning Initiative (TALI) at Sheffield Hallam University is running a week of activities relating to innovation in assessment next week. Andrew Middleton talks to Nina Miremadi about her role in the initiative and the sessions for next week.
TALI are producing a podcast record of the week. You can access the podcast here: http://tali-lti.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
and subscribe to it here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TaliPodcast

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

#40 Extending the studio

The web is now a creative environment where anyone with basic ICT skills and an internet connection can publish their own ideas and collaborate with others. What does this new understanding of the Web, or Web 2.0, mean to education? In a continued exploration of this question Andrew Middleton discuses how Web 2.0 and studio practice might connect to 'extend the studio.' Andrew speaks with Drew Dallen, a part-time Fine Art student at Sheffield Hallam University. The following list of applications was the focus of the discussion:
Web 2.0 - Example applications
(also see http://web2.0dot.org/)
Visualisation and collaborative spaces
  • ConceptShare (http://www.conceptshare.com/) - supports the creation and management of interactive workspaces to present visual designs to others to gather feedback from team members, managers and customers
  • Thinkature (http://www.thinkature.com) - combines an instant messaging system with shared, visual workspace. Use it as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new
  • Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com/) - 'draw and share diagrams on the Web'
  • mxgraph (http://www.mxgraph.com) - for drawing diagrams in a browser
  • Yugma (https://www.yugma.com) - free web conferencing
  • MyQuire (http://www.myquire.com/) - make organization, brainstorming, and task handling on the web easier
  • Scrapblog (http://scrapblog.com) - build a multimedia portfolio that you can share
Video Sharing
Storage and Filesharing
Images sharing and editing
3D Design
Office and organisational applications

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