WS4 Practical implications of BYOD at CPUT

Facilitators: Sakkie Smit, CIET and Suzaan LeRoux, Business

Date and location: 9th of March 2017, 13.30-15.30, Lab303, IT centre, Bellville

Workshop description:

The 2017 NMC  Horizon report on the use and impact of technology in Higher Education still references the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). What can and should BYOD mean for CPUT? Should we expect student to bring their own devices? Can the CPUT mobile app serve as a communication and collaboration platform? Is it fair to expect students to carry their own devices within a social justice framework?

Join us for a workshop to discuss this issue where we will look into:

  • Information sharing, legalities and planning for security incidents;
  • Institutional policies, ownership models and staff agreements;
  • Device support and technical controls;
  • Risk management.

Sakkie will provide a general overview on BYOD at CPUT, while Suzaan will share her experiences with using tablets in her teaching of software programming to Business Accounting students.

To book your place please use our online booking system.

Lecture recording and podcasting – hands-on

Facilitator: Dylan Cromhout, Marketing

Date and venues:

  • 2nd of June 2016, 13.30-15.30, lab 302, IT center, Bellville campus
  • 9th of June 2016, 13.30-15.30, eLearning Center, Cape Town campus

Workshop description: 

As the availability of tablets both for lecturers and students increases and institutions of higher learning increasingly support a BYOD (bring your own device) strategy,  the use of tablets and other mobile devices for teaching and learning becomes an exciting opportunity for lecturers.

Recording one’s lectures has a range of benefits, namely, making lectures available for students who miss class, and for those who would like to recap on the work covered. Mobile tablet devices offer lecturers the capability of recording their actual PowerPoint slides, their voice, as well as the notes they would draw on a whiteboard. Additionally, new wireless dongles allow the lecturer to show the class exactly what’s on the tablet, all while walking around the class.

Such new technologies offer lecturers a new form of flexibility inside and outside of the classroom; and by combining tablets with Blackboard, they provide effective ways of empowering  students with the resources they need to become self-motivated learners. Recording one’s lectures can also be used for flipping the classroom and other innovative pedagogic practices.

In the session we will cover:

  • Recording lectures with a tablet and laptop using apps such as Explain Everything for your ipad, REC screen Recorder No-Root for Android tablets and Electa live for your laptop (if Electa Live doesnt record audio on laptop you need to install Codec)
  • Editing videos to suit different needs using video editing software such as MovieMaker
  • Converting video recordings to podcast format and editing podcasts using Audacity (you will also need Lame mp3 encoder to convert our Audacity files into mp3)

To book your place please use our online booking system!

101 apps for Teaching with Tablets

Facilitators: Christine Price and Gerhard Griesel, Horticulture

Date and time: 5th of May 2016, 13.30-15.30

Venue: IT centre, Bellville campus

Seminar description

The Foundation programme in the Horticulture Sciences department recently acquired a set of tablets for each student to use in the classroom. In this seminar Gerhard and Christine share their experiences of using tablets as teaching and learning tool, from taking attendance registers to developing digital stories to encouraging class participation during classroom discussions. Come and join us to see how you could use tablets in your own teaching and learning.

 

To book your place please use our online booking system.

The use of Whatsapp to support student learning

Facilitators:

  • Juliana Willemse, Nursing Department, UWC
  • Daniela Gachago, ETU Fundani, CPUT

Date and time: 20th of August 2015, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Old Science Building, Bellville Campus

Seminar description:

The use of mobile devices with their connectivity capacity, combined with the power social of media, provides a resource-rich platform for innovative student-directed learning experiences. This seminar will reflect on various approaches of introducing WhatsApp to support student learning in the Western Cape. Juliana will reflect on experiences gathered in a study on the integration of Whatsapp in the School of Nursing at the Unversity of the Western Cape. Juliana introduced WhatsApp to her students for facilitating communication between students in clinical practice and their tutors. Daniela will discuss lessons learnt in a collaborative project with colleagues from the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Western Cape around the use of WhatsApp with pre-service teacher education students, dentistry students and Adult Education students. In particular WhatsApp’s capacity for bridging boundaries between formal and informal learning, between academic and social life, between the classroom and informal learning spaces, between professions and between geographical locations, proved useful in this context.

Book you place through our online booking system!

For more information please contact gachagod@cput.ac.za

 

 

BYOD: Teaching with Tablets

Facilitators: Dylan Cromhout, Marketing and Linda Manashe, ETU, Fundani

Day and time: 6th of August 2015, 14.00-16.00

Location: Faculty of Informatics and Design, Roeland street, Cape Town campus

 

Seminar description

As the availability of tablets both for lecturers and students increases and institutions of higher learning increasingly support a BYOD (bring your own device) strategy,  the use of tablets and other mobile devices for teaching and learning becomes an exciting opportunity for lecturers. Dylan Cromhout and Linda Manashe will introduce two examples on how to use your and your students’ mobile devices for teaching and learning.

Dylan will focus on the use of tablets to record lectures:

Recording one’s lectures has a range of benefits, namely, making lectures available for students who miss class, and for those who would like to recap on the work covered. Mobile tablet devices offer lecturers the capability of recording their actual PowerPoint slides, their voice, as well as the notes they would draw on a whiteboard. Additionally, new wireless dongles allow the lecturer to show the class exactly what’s on the tablet, all while walking around the class.

Such new technologies offer lecturers a new form of flexibility inside and outside of the classroom; and by combining tablets with Blackboard, they provide effective ways of empowering  students with the resources they need to become self-motivated learners. Recording one’s lectures can also be used for flipping the classroom and other innovative pedagogic practices.

Linda will introduce another app that you can use to introduce online collaboration into your teaching. Padlet is a web 2.0 tool allows you to collate ideas and collaborate online with your learners in class.

Padlet can be used to:

  • Brainstorm ideas from a class
  • Organise research on a topic
  • Gauge understanding on a topic
  • Test student knowledge
  • Curate website links
  • Share information to an audience

Padlet is a device-agnostic tool, available on the web but also available for free as both an Android and iOS app. Use it from any device or move between several devices and still access your work. App and web versions vary slightly.

Book you place through our online booking system!

For more information please contact gachagod@cput.ac.za

 

WORKSHOP RESOURCES (Thanks Dylan!)

Recorded presentation from the seminar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da9zxlGqEr0

 

Video explaining how to use Screencasting software to record lectures with a laptop (this is probably the easiest and simplest way):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmSIdaEOc90

Video from the seminar which shows how to edit using Windows Movie Maker as well as a piece at the end which shows what drivers and video codecs are needed for recording and editing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u-CHk6qwMI

Links to all the software that is needed in order to start recording and editing using a laptop (these are covered in the videos as well):

 

Electa live free screenrecording (for laptops): http://www.screenrecordings.com/

Explain everything, free whiteboard and screen recording app for laptop and tablets: http://explaineverything.com/

MovieMaker (free video editing software): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-za/windows-live/movie-maker

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.html