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Self-led Storylines and the User Journey

As soon as REMIX Play finished I ran home and dug out Dungeons & Dragons as well as a collection of Fighting Fantasy books. After an evening of killing ogres and saving peasants I decided to sit down and break down just what was happening during our play session and how we could perhaps use this in Higher Education activities. The first thing that immediately came to mind was Andrezej Marczewski's EEEE User journey. Continue reading →

Special Interest Groups – What’s on

ILIaD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together staff to share good practice, learn from one another and collaborate, or to look in more depth at a specific area of Education excellence or innovation. In support of the Education Enhancement Theme, last year saw the establishment of a number of new Technology Enhanced Learning  SIGS which are now going from strength to strength. Continue reading →

Media interview skills for camera and radio

Do you need practice talking to camera or recording audio?  On Thursday 3 November, 1 - 2pm,  Stephan Caspar, Lead for Media Development within ILIaD, is running a Media Special Interest Group session where you will learn practical techniques for ensuring you communicate effectively, engage confidently when recorded and ensure your message is delivered in a clear and accessible way. Continue reading →

EDtech Podcast features UoS iChamps & Stephan Caspar, ILIaD Media Development Manager

Edtech Podcast #29: with the Institute of Learning Innovation and Development at the University of Southampton Listen here     What's in this episode? Interview with University of Southampton's iChamps Courtney Rowan and Clarissa Chay (4:00-20:00) on: What is the iChamps programme? How did they get on the programme? What opportunities does it offer them/staff? What are their favourite apps/tools? Next steps after University using digital... Continue reading →

How Podcasting helps academics tell engaging stories.

Reporting from September's Podcasting Micro-Conference #sotonpod16    Martin Austwick talks to the audience at #sotonpod16   In designing the Podcasting Micro-conference, we wanted to exploit the recent growth in podcasting production and opportunities for researchers, educators and staff keen to capitalise on the increasing success of the medium to reach out, tell stories and engage the public. Continue reading →

Using media to enhance your teaching – 28th June – 3 places left!

The use of media for teaching and learning is on the increase and the tools for producing content are cheaper and easier to use than ever. If you have a smart device, handycam or a webcam you can produce high quality and engaging videos, podcasts and animation. Educators and students need to create compelling digital objects to teach, capture evidence, support reflective practice, communicate and promote their work. Continue reading →

Building better learning objects

10 ways to ensure your digital media is effective every time. This short guide provides an opportunity for academics and expert contributors to think about the media that they create for courses, whether that's video, audio podcast, illustration, photograph, animation or interactive element. It's worth exploring why some of these learning objects are effective and why some just aren't and how you can ensure the video or other digital object you make will encourage repeat views and listens. Continue reading →

Editing video with simple tools

  Simple storytelling with video is an effective and engaging way to communicate with your audiences. Using your smart phone or digital camera you can capture interviews, talk about events, report on news and even speak directly with your viewers in an immediate way. The digital products that can be created with your phone or tablet are often as effective as calling in a crew. Continue reading →