Case Study from Lakes College West Cumbria
|This article was originally published within the RSC Northwest newsletter Volume 5 Issue 2 during Spring 2006.|
Judith Wren, Teaching and Learning Leader at Lakes College West Cumbria, shares her experiences of using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
I visited the JISC RSC Annual Conference at Chester last year where I first saw the wireless mouse/keyboard (and it’s cheap!!!!). I have since bought one to encourage tutors to experiment with e-learning.
One of the tutors that has used it very successfully is John Johnson from the Motor Vehicle team. He has always said that he is not a computer buff but has found this equipment invaluable in promoting interaction in the classroom. Here are his comments:
“The wireless mouse has been a great success in conjunction with the computer based teaching and learning package – Digital Up. The wireless system can be used in a group or in an individual situation, enabling the students to take an active role in their learning by being able to express their opinions on vehicle design features and helping them to relate the theory to practice.
As a lecturer, using the wireless mouse has enabled me to be far more actively involved with the students i.e. not being stuck behind a computer screen and attached to a wired mouse. Secondly, the students are involved with their own learning without having to move around disturbing the whole class.
The T&L package has excellent interactive graphics and real photographic situations to show the students very clear and detailed information.”