This week participants explore online alternatives to classroom interaction beyond Powerpoint, for example: Evernote, Mobile Apps and Airplay mirroring from mobile devices. Some suggested activities to stimulate thinking & discussion:
Here’s a link to a short survey to explore what presentation and classroom interaction tools that #mosomelt participants use:
Please complete the survey and we will share the anonymous results later this week.
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Eric Mazur (2012) argues that effective teaching is not about knowledge transfer, but assimilation of information that is stimulated by teacher-learner interaction. Therefore the role of lecturer is one of creating interactive & collaborative learning environments. Some argue that higher education is plagued by a disconnect between theory and practice, extending beyond the content of the curriculum into teaching practice (Herrington and Herrington, 2006), where our understanding of teaching and learning often does not line up with our teaching practice. While espousing new pedagogies and the affordances of new technologies for learning, educators often default to content delivery via PowerPoint presentations consisting of static screen captures of the subject (Savoy et al., 2009). This week we explore practical strategies for moving away from reliance upon PowerPoint in our teaching practice driven by a reconception of teaching and learning around heutagogy or student-directed learning (Hase and Kenyon, 2007). Based upon our experiences of facilitating curriculum redesign founded upon the integration of mobile social media we argue that teachers must begin by effectively modelling the pedagogical use of new technologies to their students (Cochrane and Antonczak, 2014; Cochrane & Narayan, 2014).
Examples of Interactive Mobile Social Media Tools
Wireless Screen Mirroring http://www.airserver.com
Evernote - Shared collaborative multimedia notes
ADOBE spark - Image rich presentations
Twitter - Conversational curation and analysis via hashtags, e.g. TAGSExplorer
Storify - Curating and sharing social media
Teams, Trello or Slack - Building learning communities
Suggested questions for reflection on your blogs
How could you use these tools in your context?
What other mobile social media tools would you suggest?
How does mobile social media enable new pedagogical strategies?
Cochrane, T. & Antonczak, L. 2014. Implementing a Mobile Social Media Framework for Designing Creative Pedagogies. Social Sciences, 3, 359-377.
Cochrane, Thomas, & Narayan, Vickel. (2014). Presenting without powerpoint. Paper presented at the Rhetoric and Reality, proceedings of the 31st Ascilite Conference, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz/sharing-practice/ - 292
Hase, S. & Kenyon, C. 2007. Heutagogy: a child of complexity theory. Complicity: an International Journal of Complexity and Education, 4, 111-118.
Herrington, A. & Herrington, J. 2006. What is an Authentic Learning Environment? In: Herrington, A. & Herrington, J. (eds.) Authentic learning environments in higher education. Hershy: Information Science Publishing.
Mazur, Eric. (2012). The scientific approach to teaching: Research as a basis for course design. Paper presented at the Proceedings of ALT-C 2012 - a confrontation with reality: The 19th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, University of Manchester, UK. Keynote retrieved from http://mazur.harvard.edu/email/download.php?type=t&r=1815
Savoy, A., Proctor, R. W. & Salvendy, G. 2009. Information retention from PowerPoint™ and traditional lectures. Computers & Education, 52, 858-867.