The Latest ‘GRASS’ Lunch and Learn scheduled for 18 Nov, 1-2pm Palmer 107

The latest ‘GRASS’ Lunch and Learn is scheduled for 18 Nov, 1-2pm Palmer Building 107


‘Assessment and Feedback: How screen capture might address possible new TEF metrics’

The new generation of student expects greater flexibility in the pace and place of learning and often responds brilliantly to the visual delivery of information. This session will be tailored to look at how screen capture facilitates better understanding of both marking criteria and how to write a great essay. Participants will get general advice on adopting screencasts in student assessment and feedback from real life applications at work on campus today.  The session is designed to be hands on approach giving attendees a chance to play and learn with the technology.  As in previous sessions we envisage that there will be two groups, those who are still at the drawing board stage and those who are already producing screencasts but are wishing to troubleshoot or share ideas. The “GRASS” project team will be on hand to solve problems or discuss options. There is room for those new to screen capture and who want to come and see what the benefits are for their teaching.

or click on this link to view this very short explanatory screencast

Refreshments will be provided, home-baking!

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Screen capturing in Classics

Silchester ModelMatthew Nicholls

I have been using screen capture in two ways in my Digital Silchester module for Classics. The first is to create how-to videos for upload to Blackboard. Some of our class time is spent showing students how to execute certain tasks in a piece of digital modelling software, and taking a screen-grab video has proved a great way of reinforcing these classroom sessions. Students can watch to make sure they have understood the class or to remind themselves, and it saves me a lot of time in emailing explanations.

The second use is for giving feedback on student work, part of which comes to me in the form of a 3D digital model of a Roman building. Using a screen recording I can navigate into and around their models and give spoken feedback corresponding to what they see on screen – a much more efficient and helpful way of giving precise feedback than trying to explain what I mean in writing.

I am grateful to the GRASS project for helping me think about the possibilities this technology can offer, and also for the lovely homemade cakes at their events.