Tag Archives: technology enhanced learning

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/

Making Interactive Lectures with Echo360 Active Learning Platform

This workshop 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.

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 5 July and 26 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.

3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).

“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder.  Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to”  Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.

Continue reading 3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the latest upgrade to our lecture capture software.  Automated lecture recordings and desktop capture uploads for Session 2 2017 onward will be carried out through the Active Learning Platform. Continue reading UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

2017 Technology Enhanced Learning Award – $20K

The ACODE and Pearson Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning seeks to recognise tertiary educators, teams and staff who have harnessed the power of technology to positively impact students’ learning outcomes, through innovative projects and practice or initiatives which have significantly enhanced an organisation’s Technology Enhanced Learning capabilities.
 

Continue reading 2017 Technology Enhanced Learning Award – $20K

What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.

Continue reading What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.

Continue reading Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not). Continue reading Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics