Swivl (MMU)

Swivl provides a means of capturing a number of scenarios using a simple technology.  At the MMU it has been  used for:

  •  guest speakers
  • lectures
  • assessment
  • student interviews
  • training sessions and student presentation practice

Swivl comprises of a base, a marker, a recording device and Bluetooth connectivity.  The recording device can be an iPad, phone or camera.  Bluetooth connectivity between the device and the base ensures Swivl follows you as you move around a teaching environment. Mount the device onto the base using a suitable connector and use the marker to record your event.

A training guide is available at:

I am a member of the Swivl Video Pioneers program and aim to be involved in the development of the future developments incorporating Swivl.

Lime (MMU)

Lime by Vipaar

Lime provides the opportunity to interact online using beyond the normal; video chat. It is now possible to collaborate over video using three unique rules:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Give help
  • Receive Help

The process of using augmented reality allows you to reach into a colleagues  video image in real-time to collaborate

Emaze (MMU)

Emaze a tool where the presentation is based on templates and can be created singly or collaboratively. The presentation can be downloaded and share through the cloud, run inside a browser on any device.  Templates will be customisable and includes 3D walkthroughs panning and zooming amongst other features. Live date from Twitter can be incorporated Is it better than PowerPoint or does it enhance the delivery of a presentation, questions to be answered?

DisplayNote (MMU)

DisplayNote provides wireless presenting; Stream what is on your display to be mirrored on every participant’s device, independent of operating system. Any changes you make are instantly displayed on the viewing screen. Annotate, add and image or use it as a whiteboard.

An in-built voting app allows you to quickly measure levels of understanding, gather feedback and provide peer support. Allow participants to share and collaborate each others annotation and ideas in real-time.

Participants can capture and save their own annotations to the presenter’s slides. Make your own notes and re-join the presenter later.

The demo at the MMU has provided an opportunity to research this technology buying a 10-user license and develop a pilot project to determine if a successful deployment is possible at the MMU.

Being able to mirror the work a student is carrying out on their device and present to the class has always been a ‘holy grail’ in education. Will DisplayNote provide a solution remain to be seen?