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Designing Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

By simulating a large lecture teaching scenario this session will introduce participants to the new Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) and demonstrate how to use its features to design interactive and engaging lectures. Participants will

  • familiarise themselves with ALP and its interactive features
  • learn about its impact and effects on student engagement and learning (both staff- and student-perceived)
  • experience an interactive live streamed lecture as students
  • explore and develop ideas on how they can make use of ALP features in their teaching

Everyone is welcome to attend. We invite all teaching staff; anyone interested in trying new interactive teaching techniques; those already delivering interactive lectures with other tools; and those who want to design for student engagement.

BYOD Bring your own laptop or device, or live stream!

Users can access the interactive presentation and live stream by clicking here.

Click the link, login to iLearn.
Click the ‘Enrol Me’ button.
Click the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link. ALP will open.
Click the listed presentation to view.

If you are planning to attend the session remotely by watching the live stream, please check that flash is installed and enabled in your browser by visiting https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html before the event. 

The vendor has pledged to update the platform in the near future to enable live streaming without the need for flash.

Designing Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

By simulating a large lecture teaching scenario this session will introduce participants to the new Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) and demonstrate how to use its features to design interactive and engaging lectures. Participants will

  • familiarise themselves with ALP and its interactive features
  • learn about its impact and effects on student engagement and learning (both staff- and student-perceived)
  • experience an interactive live streamed lecture as students
  • explore and develop ideas on how they can make use of ALP features in their teaching

Everyone is welcome to attend. We invite all teaching staff; anyone interested in trying new interactive teaching techniques; those already delivering interactive lectures with other tools; and those who want to design for student engagement.

BYOD Bring your own laptop or device, or live stream!

Users can access the interactive presentation and live stream by clicking here.

Click the link, login to iLearn.
Click the ‘Enrol Me’ button.
Click the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link. ALP will open.
Click the listed presentation to view.

Please note, this workshop will run again on 26th July.

If you are planning to attend the session remotely by watching the live stream, please check that flash is installed and enabled in your browser by visiting https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html before the event. 

The vendor has pledged to update the platform in the near future to enable live streaming without the need for flash.

Innovative methodologies to increase engagement in CSCL

Many researchers argue that students must be meaningfully engaged in the learning resources for effective learning to occur. However, current online learners still report a problematic lack of attractive and challenging learning resources that engage them in the learning process. This endemic problem is even more evident in online collaborative learning (CSCL) approaches whose resources lack of authentic interactivity, user empowerment, social identity and challenge, thus having a negative effect on learners’ self-motivation and engagement.

This talk will address some specific methodologies to overcome these and other limitations found in CSCL, based on both highly interactive systems and innovative learning strategies, such as learning analytics, gamification and emotional awareness. Further, the knowledge extracted from the collaborative interaction is used to assess participation behaviour, knowledge building and performance in order to provide effective feedback and evaluation of the collaborative process. Experiences gained from applying these methodologies to real contexts of CSCL will be shown and discussed.

santi caballe
santi caballe

Dr. Santi Caballe is an Associate Professor and Researcher as well as an Accredited Full Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Barcelona, Spain. He is affiliated with the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications of the UOC, where he teaches on-line courses in the area of Software Engineering and conducts research activity on e-Learning, Distributed Computing and Software Engineering.
http://cv.uoc.edu/web/~scaballe/

Digital ideas can be easy and engaging

There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, that using technology is hard and takes a lot of time. Technology and the use of digital tools can be easy to learn, adopt and implement in your teaching. Here’s where you can find some gold.

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10 relaxation techniques reviewed by a realist

Like most of us in this day and age, I have a healthy dose of anxiety. It’s this crazy, information bombardment, time sucking western world we live in. In this post, to save you time and energy, I’m sharing the results of various mindfulness/ relaxation techniques that I’ve road tested over the past few years. Continue reading 10 relaxation techniques reviewed by a realist

Clickers in use in learning and teaching at Macquarie

A number of Macquarie academics use clickers as a tool to facilitate active learning approaches. I would like to share some recent examples of how this tool can lead to more active, engaging and, I believe, more productive learning experiences. Hopefully this will encourage and inspire you to try some of these approaches in your own practice.

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