Saturday, 25 April 2015

Assessed Activity 7.1 Reflection, Learning Technologies (Campus walk about)

Our Digital Learning Technologies class met the music class tutor in the music lab. The class was filled with digital technologies, it had Mac computers along with music keyboards not the usual computer qwerty keyboard. The class also has a projector where Tom the music lecturer has on where he can show the students screens in front of the class. I have learn't a lot from this and how they share and collaborate, form a band and mix some music. The tutor can easily look at a students work and look at what the student is doing. 

Below is a couple of photos I have taken in the music lab.

 This photo shows the front of the room with the projector.

Here is a photo of the Mac computer with the keyboard.

  • Share students work to the class
  • Easy teaching
  • Monitor students progress
  • Can take control of students consoles
  • Block contents
  • Can share interesting things with students
  • Simple to learn to use

  • Privacy of a student
  • Amount of storage is limited
  • The is a yearly subscription fee
  • The internet is needed
  • Tutor can interrupt students anytime while they are working

  • Having access to multiple consoles
  • Can easily share with the class
  • Teaching is much more simpler

  • The amount of students can be large to handle
  • The control over students
  • Can see what students are doing (eg Facebook "Oh that student has a nice gf")

Considerations when designing learning for remote participation are:

Not all students are in class or by a computer outside of class so recording a session will be a good option. This way a student can go and watch what they missed in class or go over it again if they have memory problems.

A good connection with internet is handy. If you have a slow bad internet nothing can be done at a feasible level. So a good connection is a wise choice for teaching in a digital environment.

Sometimes audio/video can be a problem at either end. It is important to let each other know how to solve the issue. Again recording the session can solve the issue for the student to view again to catch what was missed. Students can reply in the chat if the issue is fixed.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to Tom for having us and sharing the insight of the music learning environment and thank you to Michael Verhaart for the DLT tour.