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.

Using tablets to support Horticulture students

Facilitators: Christine Thorne and Gerhard Griesel, Horticulture

Date and time: 17th of September 2015, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Center for eLearning, Cape Town 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

October seminars: tablets and academic visibility

Workshop 1: Experimenting with  Tablets in Higher Education

Facilitator: Ryna Cilliers and Veronica Barnes, FID and Gerhard Griesel, Applied Sciences
Date and time: Thursday, 16th of October 2014, 14.00-16.00
Location: Mowbray Campus

Seminar description:

CPUT has recently acquired a set of tablets to experiment with their use in the classroom. In this seminar lecturers who have experimented with tablets this year will reflect on their experiences. Veronica and Ryna introduced tablets to their Industrial Design students in a History of Arts class, while Gerhard used tablets with his ECP Horticulture students to reflect on a field trip in the form of a digital story.

 

Workshop 2: Academic Visibility – working towards search engines listing your publications

Facilitator: Prof Melius Weidemann, FID
Date and time: Thursday, 30th of October 2014, 14.00-15.30
Location: Cape Town Campus

Workshop description:

The use of search engines to find information has become very common, and many users rely on them to find even academic documents for their own research. Academic databases are often limited to subscription-only access, resulting in many users expecting that academic outputs are available at no cost via search engines.

Participants in this workshop will be shown how to create a network of their publications across the Internet, how to build a set of cross-links, and how to submit webpages for indexing, ultimately increasing the potential for their work to be accessible, known and cited.

Prerequisites include: familiarity with an Internet browser and with basic interpretation of search engine result pages, and access to at least three of your own research outputs (conference paper, thesis, journal article, etc).

 

To book your place on these workshops please use our online booking form.

For any questions please email gachagod@cput.ac.za 

Creating digital videos using screencasting software

Date and time: 27th of February 2014, 14.00-16.00

Location: Center for eLearning, training lab, Cape Town campus

Facilitator: Suzaan LeRoux, Accounting, Business Faculty

Description: IMAG0987

Whether you would like to demonstrate the use of a software application, narrate a presentation, or record and share your computer or tablet screen for any other reason, a screencast might be the answer.

This hands-on workshop will be aimed at introducing and showing ways that you (the educator) and your students can create a digital recording of a computer or tablet screen along with audio narration. We will be using free web applications that have a low learning curve. We will learn how to create a screencast on a variety of platforms such as Windows, iOS and Android, and to then upload it to a designated site.

To book you place click here!

For more information email gachagod@cput.ac.za 

 

Resources for this workshop: 

screencasting

Link to presentation on slideshare

 

WINDOWS

iOS

  • ShowMe
  • Collaaj

ADDITIONAL/OPTIONAL