This year’s e-learning summer school is running from Wednesday 10th to Friday 19th June (and sessions on July 9th and 10th) with introductory and specialised sessions on some of the key tools and facilities in VITAL.
New sessions on offer this year include:
- an introduction to screen and lecture/session capture using the University’s Stream Capture system;
- a short, practical, beginner’s guide to VITAL (‘VITAL Essentials’);
- an introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).
The complete schedule follows below. Each title is a link to a full description and the booking page. If you have any problems at all booking onto a workshop please email the admin team eddev @ liv.ac.uk .
2015 Summer School Schedule
Wednesday 10th June (10:00 – 11:30) – VITAL Essentials – Entry-level guide to using VITAL also covering the VITAL Baseline, copyright and accessibility.
Thursday 11th June (14:00 – 16:00) – VITAL introduction for administrators – For school and departmental administrative staff who need a grounding in how VITAL works.
Friday 12th June – No workshop scheduled on this date
Monday 15th June (14:00 – 15:30) – Wikis for collaborative groupwork – Looking at the Campus Pack wiki tool and its uses for groupwork.
Tuesday 16th June (14:00 – 15:30) – Introducing VITAL journals and blogs – How these related tools can be used for private reflective work and for module communications.
NEW DATE – Friday 10th July (10:00 – 12:00) – Stream Capture for screencasting, lecture capture and podcasting – Key concepts, practical considerations, examples and case studies, and how Stream Capture can be used in this context.
Thursday 18th June (10 – 11) – GradeMark – Short practical session on using this grading and feedback tool in Turnitin.
Friday 19th June (14:00 – 15:30) – Introducing the VITAL Discussion Board – Short practical session on the uses of the VITAL Discussion Board.
Later in July the eLU will run a new session during the CPS summer school, ‘An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning’, which looks at the technologies we have available centrally at Liverpool, their applications for learning and teaching, and highlights policy, strategy and guidelines relating to TEL. This new session asks you to reflect on your practice with and understanding of learning technology within the context of your own discipline and some suggested learning technology frameworks.
Thursday 9th July (14:00 – 16:00) – An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning – New overview of learning technologies at Liverpool.
Friday 10th July (10:00 – 12:00) – Stream Capture for screencasting, lecture capture and podcasting – Key concepts, practical considerations, examples and case studies, and how Stream Capture can be used in this context.
All of the workshops are listed on our booking site linked to here.
The main pre-requisite for the summer school sessions (apart from the introductory workshops) is that you are familiar with VITAL and using its main facilities, but please contact us if you want to discuss the suitability of any of the sessions. You are welcome to book on as many sessions as you wish, although we would ask that if you find yourself unable to attend to unenrol as soon as possible.
Please also remember that we are able to run tailored workshops for schools and departments (with a minimum of five attendees). Get in touch with the eLearning Unit to discuss this option.