Digital Ethnography, a Vision of Students Today
This blog is maintained by a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.
In 2007 Dr. Michael Wesch and a group of students of Kansas State University published two videos. They introduce themselves as: “a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.” The video “A Vision of Students Today” gives a look into what students are really using technology for… where students are really spending their time: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119Related:
- Showcase / Mediated Culture, http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm
- video of 2007, summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. The video was created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded
How Open is the Future? Economic, Social & Cultural Scenarios inspired by Free and Open Source Software.
This first publication of the CROSSTALKS series started to explore the probing issue of “Free and Open Source Software” from an interdisciplinary and wide-angled perspective: an excellent starting point for its kick-off event. The results were published in the first CROSSTALKS book. How Open is the Future? (VUB Press), edited by the university’s Vice-rector Research Jan Cornelis and Marleen Wynants, Operational Director of CROSSTALKS. "How Open is the Future?" is available under a Creative Commons license. You may redistribute, copy, or otherwise reuse/remix this book provided that you do so for non-commercial purposes and credit the editors and authors.
Streaming Media in Education and their impact on teaching and learning
Subtitle: Educational best practices and some first observations of their implementation.
A review written by the eStream partnership, published in July 2005.
The main aim of this publication is to summarise the efforts of eStream undertaken to gain more insight into the impact of streaming media technology on the quality of teaching and learning. The publication, therefore, includes the learning/teaching scenarios developed by the eStream partnership, together with some conclusions. Furthermore, the publication contains considerable information on general aspects of streaming media technology in education, taking into account that readers might be beginners interested in the topic, but with little background in the thematic area. The booklet closes with a chapter dedicated to emerging developments and their impact on streaming media.
Also a German and Greek version available.
Top ten uses of video in education
The aim of "Top ten uses of video in education" is to highlight the range of innovative uses of digital video in education with reference to their relative pedagogical value. The ‘Top Ten’ is a populist format but the underpinning pedagogical approach was inspired by Uskov (2005) who in his National Science Foundation project “Technology for advanced e-learning” investigated the perceived value of among video among teachers and learners. As part of his advocacy for increased use of this media he referred to Edgar Dale’s ‘Cone of Experience’ (Dale, 1969), originally developed to highlight the role of media in learning. According to Dale’s intuitive model, learners learn better by “doing” rather than through more passive experiences such as reading and observing. “Learning by doing” is nowadays often termed “experiential learning” or “action learning”. At the narrow top of Dale’s cone are experiences such as reading which are furthest removed from real life. At the broad base of the cone are immersive, contextualized learning experiences (see Fig. 1).
Related link: full presentation: http://www.videointeraktiv.org/top10.zip or http://www.videoaktiv.org/fileadmin/template/main/resources/presentation...) or more recent MEDEA Awards 2008-related presentation by Dr Clive Young at http://www.slideshare.net/clive_pl_young/the-medea-awards-2008-encouragi...
Towards a learning organisation - Reviewing technologies for company training
Towards a learning organisation' brings human resource managers up-to-date with the various applications that are open to them, such as Electronic Learning Environments, Web based training, Videoconferencing, etc.
This handbook provides user-friendly information about emerging technologies for training, checklists and other decision-making tools.
Based on broad experience and peppered throughout with case studies and examples from leading European companies and institutions, it also offers plenty of background information including an onverview of network options as well as a handy glossary and further resources list.
Classrooms for Distance Teaching and Learning: a Blueprint
This handbook provides a step by step guide to setting up a classroom for telepresence learning. Its comprehensivecoverage includes chapters on testing it works, guidelines for the full range of users, together with troubleshooting and reference sections. There are also detailed case studies of the five distinctive learning scenarios developed by the handbook's pan-European authors, which include sites for teaching remote learners, remote and local learners, group presentation and interaction, a single learner, and a learning centre group. The handbook is a BLUEPRINT, to be read cover to cover, or dipped into for specific information as you strive to set up or fine tune your own version of an interactive classroom for distance teaching and learning.
TV? It's so over
Rhodri Marsden's article in The Independent on why it's goodbye to the goggle-box and hello to a host of new ways to watch your favourite shows
4 Things Good Teachers do to Get Students REALLY Involved in Projects
“Almost all of the students in classrooms K-12, and a large percentage of students in colleges are ‘digital natives,’ or students who grew up with ubiquitous access to digital media.”
Jeff VanDrimmelen uses his experience in the classroom to list 4 essentials to motivate and enthrall students. Furthermore, he showcases an example of a students’ project called MacBeth Wars, which was first discussed on Infinite Thinking Machine (http://www.infinitethinking.org/2007/04/itm-7-show-tell.html).
Technology, Video Gaming, and the Future of Schools
"Literacy In Digital Technology Is The New Generation Gap"
K-12 schools often find themselves resisting the latest technologies in order to preserve their existing methods of teaching and learning. When students begin to use cell phones, iPods, instant messaging, social networking sites, or massively multiplayer gaming, schools often respond with bans and filters to restrict student use. But students don’t stop finding innovative uses for the new technologies--they just do it outside of school. As a result, teachers and school leaders keep the integrity of their instructional programs but continue to fall behind the technological learning curve, and find it more difficult to integrate new learning tools in their classrooms.
Project LIVE (Learning through Instructional Video in Education) is part of EUDS4kids (Escondido Union School District, California). The goals of Project LIVE are to foster critical and visual literacy skills in both students and teachers to increase student achievement, for example a two-day teacher training about the use of digital video to support curriculum standards.
You can find a lot of useful links and resources on the following pages:
- Pre-production (Learning, Media, Storyboards)
- Production (Camera, Sound, Lighting)
- Post-production (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Editing, Publishing)/project_live.html#publishing