New Learning

May 24, 2010

Classroom Management at Preston College

Filed under: eSafety,Learning Technologies,Podcasts — kevhickeyuk @ 2:14 pm

Maksud Ibrahim is an ICT lecturer at Preston College. In this podcast he explains how the college makes use of their classroom management system to monitor and control what students have on screen during lessons.

Maksud explains some of the features of the system including the ability to view everyone’s screen from a single computer, blocking internet access, only allowing students to access selected software and websites, one to one and one to many chat and sending files between computers.  Maksud goes on to discuss how he has pushed the limits of the software so that it not only works as a classroom management system, but can also be used to deliver presentations in areas where interactive whiteboards are not available.

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May 5, 2010

Audacity at Lakes College West Cumbria

Filed under: Learning Technologies,Libraries and Learning Resources,Podcasts — kevhickeyuk @ 11:03 am

Chris Johnson, an eLearning Mentor at Lakes College West Cumbria, discusses how the college has used the free audio editing software Audacity.

Chris explains how he has used this software to provide audio feedback for learners to listen to via their mp3 players or mobile phones.  Chris explains that although you can do allot with audacity, you don’t have to be an expert to use it.

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