Yesterday saw the first screen capture training session for staff based at University of Reading Malaysia. This followed the same structure as our Reading ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions although at 8.30 am, was more like a ‘Breakfast and Learn’ session!
Using Lync, I ran through why so many of us have started to use screen capture to enhance our teaching and learning provision and all the very different ways in which screen capture has been used across campus from Languages to System Engineering, Typography to Chemistry.
David then offered a more interactive ‘how to session’ using Lync desktop sharing before a final Q&A session.
We appear to have generated some excitement among Malaysia based colleagues from the Henley Business School, Psychology, Law and ISLI. We very much look forward to seeing how screen capture might be used to facilitate learning in new, innovative ways over in Malaysia.
GRASS went international for the first time on Sunday as David and I jetted off to Bilbao for the day. We were leading a workshop on screen capture at a major conference on teaching and learning in Spain run by the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies.
The talk and interactive workshop was a great success with a lot of interest from the audience and some great follow on questions.
We were immediately invited to give a longer workshop at a central university in Estonia. We were also asked to speak at another European teaching and learning conference in Brussels.
The rest of the conference gave us a chance to network with like minded colleagues from across Europe who are just as keen as we are on teaching and learning innovation. Many of these focused on the use of social media and other uses of Technology Enhanced Learning in practice across European states.
David even managed a spot of sightseeing before we headed back to the UK!