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Student use of recorded lectures

Should recordings support, or replace, the traditional lecture? Does the context of physically being in a lecture room listening to a live human presentation add anything to the learning experience that couldn’t be obtained from watching a video at the

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Technology and the Massification of Education

How Technology is Supporting Quality Education on a Massive Scale The modern world is growing increasingly complex seemingly by the day and in so doing is rendering skills that would have been sufficient to make a living a few years

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The Future of Lectures

Long the mainstay of post-school education delivery is the lecture under threat from new technology? Such was the opinion recently voiced by Donald Clark in a keynote at the recent ALT-C conference and summarized here with comments. I shan’t attempt

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Jing – simple multimedia presentations

Jing is a screen capture technology that offers a quick and easy way to make multimedia presentations. Combine an audio commentary with whatever is happening on your computer screen. Jing outputs to the standard .swf (Flash) format and is available

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Recorded Lectures

The formal lecture has long been at the heart of university education. Large numbers of students form the audience while the professor holds center stage imparting his/her wisdom. That lectures have remained for so long as a major method of

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PowerPoint Lectures

The use of PowerPoint and other digital media CAN greatly enhance a traditional lecture. Pre-preparing visual aids in PowerPoint allows the instructor to select the best possible aids to support his/her message. And once prepared presentations may be re-used or

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