Yes I agree with the first statement and so I decided to try to develop a 'model' activity that could be inserted into the Wiki course content for the Certificate in Travel and Tourism programme.
The idea is to have short video clips modelling activities, incorporated throughout the wiki which would have a twofold intention of providing a step by step example to follow and would model literacy and numeracy exemplars for the students to access repeatedly and in their own time, if necessary.
My first attempts at this have been foiled somewhat by the breakdown in the particular piece of technology I wanted to use. The' Visualizer' enables you to demonstrate an activity with voice over, record it and embed into Moodle or a Wiki, but the sound was not working on it.
The Travel and Tourism students have to write formal emails within their course and the idea of this example was to model an email highlighting all the sections that needed to be filled out. My second attempt was recorded through adobe connect with the assistance of a colleague. Follow the link to find a draft demonstration, it needs alot of work!! But gives you the idea. Be patient! the screen will say 'nothing being shared' it took me a while to warm up!!!!
On reflection - How it could be improved.
- The email example is too grainy and cannot be seen clearly
- The explanation is too long
- The screen has too many other icons which can be distracting
- The adobe connect process was time consuming and hard to navigate around as a novice
- The example is clearer to read
- I need to work on my methodology behind the explanation
- Still too long
At the most basic level, many universities and colleges have developed map and directory apps for current students to navigate campuses and for prospective students to take virtual tours or to enhance physical tours.....check their grades....or (view) breaking campus news. (The Horizon Report).
The Horizon report 2012