Travis Smith, Higher Education Lead with Microsoft, recently spoke at a Tablet Teaching Community of Practice meeting about the importance of hand-written notes, scribbled diagrams, and spontaneous annotation in teaching and learning processes. He argues that the tablet and stylus therefore have a key role to play in the future of technology-enabled learning.
Andrew McDonald (Physics) has provided some helpful tips on using a tablet to annotate students’ assignments that have been submitted in a range of formats (Word, pdf, JPEG) – all with the minimum of fuss. Just click on the image below to view the short how-to video.
A Tablet Teaching Community of Practice led by Carolyn Bell (Microbiology) was launched on Friday 14 June with simultaneous sessions on the Melbourne and Bendigo campuses. Many thanks to Russ Anderson (Physics) for facilitating the Bendigo session. Over 20 Surface Pros and Gos are now on loan to staff intending to trial them in their teaching later in the year. The following 4 videos cover some of the content covered in the workshops:
Carolyn Bell (Microbiology) demonstrates how to present from an iPad using AirMedia. AirMedia is currently available in selected teaching spaces: the Agora Theatre, DMB E 223 collaborative teaching, Donald Whitehead Building EBL spaces, Martin Building, and City Campus. See also Carolyn’s post from 4 Sept 2018 on presenting via AirMedia from a Surface Pro, and look out for future posts on other tablet teaching solutions.
Carolyn Bell from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology demonstrates how AirMedia allows you to present wirelessly from mobile devices. AirMedia is currently available in selected teaching spaces: the Agora Theatre, DMB E 223 Collaborative teaching, Donald Whitehead Building EBL spaces, Martin building, City Campus.