JG reviewed VisibleBody and review its usefulness
Acquired an e-Pen which is currently being used by Paul Tubbs as a review of its usefulness.
JG to present a review of the social networking impact relating to student retention in particular. Awaiting feedback.
JG trying to arrange a session with colleagues to showcase the applications developed within his course and as a review of furthering its use. Mentioned the system of ‘buddies’ who could champion the use of learnign technologies within the academic environment.
It is possible to incorporate a KwikSurvey into a Ning blog by incorporating source code form KS into a Ning network.
e-Pens has been used by Paul Tubbs and is in the process of buying the pens.
The Shock Absobers conference, April 2010 comprising of Kate Kirk, Jane Woods, Maureen Dawson and others have setup a Ning network. This will be used to collaborate on the setting up of the conference.
WiziQ a number of classes have been setup with Nursing Buddies 14/12 and 21/12, 14/01 All with a start time at 7pm.
Virtual Body – James wishes to use the product with his Anatomy & Physio classes
Ning (Nursing Buddies) the future of this social network is ongoing and ultimately develop an alumni document. Currently two cohorts are using the site 03/09 and 09/09.It is aimed that this will carry on till 03/11. At this point o3/09 will have graduated and they will be able to feedback into the network as peers and provide guidance.
JG is interested in developing audio feedback for students. Downloaded Flashback onto his machine. JG will trial its use and provide feedback.
JG wanted to know how to install YouTube video into Prezi. As it is not possible to download videos directly into a presentation due to copyright issues. To showcase a YouTube video copy the URL for the video and paste into the Prezi presentation. When you click on the link the video plays within Prezi.
Showcased Live@Edu and Office Live. These tools provide collaboration options for staff/student interaction. JG was unsure whether students were aware of these features. It seems they are not. Can provide a mini-presentation for his students if required??? Not possible to create a Live@Edu account for JG as KL no longer has access to the server. Pooh!!!
JG has logged into the Live@Edu account and I was able to showcase a number of the apps incorporated. Was able to outline a number of scenarios where these applications could be used for collaborative learning. A session has been organised titled Live@Edu – A collaborative tool to be presented by LRT to undergraduates to showcase how Live@edu may be fully utilised. This wil be carried out on the 30th March. A number of academic colleagues were interested in Live@edu when he mentioned the product and may be oresent at the session.
Nursingbuddies has been evaluated by JG. Currently awaiting the results from JG. Asked him to ensure that the 09 nursingbuddies complete an online survey thereby reducing the need for paper, inputting and analysis. Could have used kwiksurvey. JG will be presenting a prezi demonstration of nursingbuddies to the NMC in March. Awaiting feedback on this presentation
JG informs me that the NMC council are impressed with the use of a social networking site to engage students pre-, during and post univ. They provide an outstanding comment ot the review of this interaction. It is further highlighted that this form of engagment needs to be publicised and disseminated to a greater audience. Professional recognition by the NMC provides a boost for the work carried out. JG thanks me for the input in delivering this form of interaction.