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On-line video media for continuing professional development in dentistry

This project investigated the exploitation of on-line video media for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of dentists. More specifically it focused on the evolution of the video media from video-conferencing to simple and complex webcasting. The study aimed to establish models of best practice for the use of both videoconferencing and webcasting in the training of dentists.

The three phases in the investigation progressed from a single screen presentation to three frame webcasting.
• Phase 1 consisted of videoconferencing and one-frame webcasting across the local area network (LAN).
• Phase 2 was a two-frame webcast across the LAN.
• Phase 3 a three-frame webcast across the Internet.

In each phase three different teaching scenarios were compared the lecture, seminar and one-to-one delivery. The same presenter and teaching material (Medical Emergencies) were used in each setting. The majority of participants were about to qualify as dental surgeons. A qualitative analysis was employed using questionnaires with a 5-point Likert scale, interviews and observational techniques. In the questionnaire, presentational, technical and educational issues were investigated. What clearly emerged was the very positive reaction towards the video media which were considered a most acceptable mode of delivering CPD (rated very good and good more than 80% of the time). Similarly, the presenter and teaching material scored highly in all phases and scenarios (good to very good, 4-5 on the Likert scale). Video-conferencing was deemed more suitable to special occasions such as major lectures, and webcasting was preferred in a one-to-one setting. Technically, webcasting did not make extra demands on the presenter, audio was more reliable and set up times were minimal compared to videoconferencing. However, sufficient webcasting bandwidth was necessary to prevent web-congestion. 'Interactivity' was essential to both recipient and presenter. It was appreciated most in Phase 3 webcasting where the chat box gave time to reflect before responding. A 'learning line' was proposed with videoconferencing and webcasting as part of the spectrum between face-to-face and on-line learning, respectively.

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Patricia A. Reynolds, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, GKT Dental Institute, King's College London, UK Robin Mason, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

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2002

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ISSN:0360-1315

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33 pages

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Video Conferencing in Higher Education

This report by Dr Lynne Coventry called "Video Conferencing in Higher Education" aims "to put Video Conferencing into a Learning Framework and to take a learner-centred rather than technology-centred view of the problem. This requires understanding the problem from a number of perspectives:
- Understand the learning framework;
- Understand the technology;
- Understand the role of technology within that framework;
- Understand how to make best use of the technology in fulfilling that role.

Table of contents: 

- Part One: Video Conferencing
- Definition, Technological Issues, Range of equipment, The Physical Environment
- Part Two: Learning
Learning, A Learning Framework, The Role of Advanced Learning Technologies, Learning and Technology, Does the technology cause barriers for learning?, Pedagogy, Technological and Cost Issues, The Institutional Context, Critical Factors for success

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Dr Lynne Coventry, Institute for Computer Based Learning, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

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1994?

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54 pages

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Video Modeling: A Visual Teaching Method for Children with Autism

The techniques described in Video Modeling form an easy-to-use method for developing and strengthening communication, academic, play, social and self-help skills in children with autism. Parents, educators, friends, and relatives with access to a camcorder may be able to make a difference in the life of a child with autism simply by creating videos.

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Liisa Neumann

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2004

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# ISBN-10: 0615113109 # ISBN-13: 978-0615113104

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113 pages

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Lehrer Online

Lehrer-Online offers its users everything related to using digital media in education: teaching materials, media reviews, link collections, ...

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News/Education/Media Literacy/Dossier

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Acrobat Reader, Powerpoint, Real Player,…

Video Streaming in Online Learning

The use of video in teaching and learning is a common practice in education today. As learning online becomes more of a common practice in education, streaming video and audio will play a bigger role in delivering course materials to online learners. This form of technology brings courses alive by allowing online learners to use their visual and auditory senses to learn complex concepts and difficult procedures. This article offers an overview of using streaming video in the online educational environment and discusses the various formats of streaming media. The various hardware and software programs used to create streaming video are also examined along with the advantages and drawbacks of using streaming video in online instruction. Finally, a discussion of how streaming video can be used in online instruction and its curricular applications are addressed.

Table of contents: 

• Overview of Video Streaming
• The Technology behind Video Streaming
• Advantages of Using Streaming Video
• Limitations to Consider
• Guidelines and Recommendations
• Curricular Applications
• Conclusions
• References

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Taralynn Hartsell, Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA

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2006

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ISSN 1065-6901

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12 pages

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VIDEO, the educational challenge

TVLink Europe

"The site enables journalists to illustrate European subjects through the distribution of video reports that can be ordered directly on-line. These video reports are also accompanied by a full description of the images used in each film, transcripts of the commentary and interviews."

This video repository is targeting journalists who would like to include the videos in their segments, but the videos are viewable online and could be shown in classes.

This site is managed by MOSTRA on behalf of the European Commission.

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The videos are divided in the following themes:
- Environment
- Transport and Energy
- Health and Consumer Protection
- Research
- Enlargement
- EU and the World
- Other issues

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managed by MOSTRA on behalf of the European Commission

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up-to-date

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AV repository

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Videos bringen Leben in den Unterricht!

article about the usage of video in a primary school

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader

Participatory Video A Practical Approach to Using Video Creatively in Group Development Work

"Video can be a powerful tool for stimulating self-expression and interaction in group development work. Used in a participatory way, video encourages clients to examine the world around them, raising awareness of their situation and helping them to become more actively involved in the decisions which affect their lives. Based on an innovative approach researched over twelve years, Participatory Video offers a comprehensive guide to using video with groups.
The book includes over 60 step-by-step exercises, explaining clearly the procedure to follow, time needed and value of each activity. It provides basic information about video equipment and how to operate it, techniques for teaching skills to group members and advice on planning a series of workshops and longer-term video projects. Jackie Shaw and Clive Robertson place the use of video within a coherent theoretical framework and show how to maximise its effectiveness in groups with a range of different needs.
Participatory Video will be of particular interest to group leaders looking for new ways to enhance and amplify the group development process. It is aimed at a wide range of professionals, including social workers, youth and community workers, teachers, development educationalists, extension workers, therapists, community artists and video trainers."

"Participatory Video is a comprehensive guide to using video in group development work. Used in a participatory way, video can be a powerful tool, which allows clients to examine the world around them, gain awareness of their situation and become more actively involved in decisions which affect their lives.
Based on an innovative approach researched over twelve years, the book sets out a complete programme for workers in a range of social work, community, education and health settings. It features over 60 exercises, explaining clearly the procedure to follow, the time needed and the value of each activity. It includes practical advice on:
* workshop planning
* video equipment and how to use it
* teaching technical skills to group members
* running long-term projects
Participatory Video is a practical handbook for a wide range of professionals, including social workers, teachers, extension workers, therapists, community artists and video trainers. "

Table of contents: 

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
CONTEXTS
1 Background, approach and benefits
Participatory video checklist
WORKSHOPS
2 Basics
Basics checklist
3 Initial contact
Initial contact checklist
4 Playing games
Games index
5 Creating video sequences
Creating video sequences checklist
PROJECTS
6 Applications and project outcomes
Benefits checklist
7 Setting up a project
Setting up a project checklist
8 Developing project plans
Example project plan
EQUIPMENT
9 Technical teaching and video operation
Teaching checklist
Putting it into practice
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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Clive Robertson, Jackie Shaw, directors of Real Time Video

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1997

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ISBN-10: 0415141052, ISBN-13: 978-0415141055

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304 pages

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Broadband videoconferencing as a tool for learner-centred distance learning in higher education

This paper outlines the possibilities for using broadband videoconferencing within the larger context of changing the focus for teaching from the teacher to the learners. It also explores opportunities that might be created by this technology to facilitate learner-centred engagement in learning and to provide new opportunities for collaboration and support for students studying by the distance mode. As part of the wider discussion, it presents a decision-making framework for teachers to consider when integrating videoconferencing into their curriculum. The bandwidths possible from broadband Internet connection rather than the integrated services digital network transmission increase the richness of videoconferencing to a much closer approximation of natural communication, thus creating opportunities for more creative uses for the medium. The outcomes of trials undertaken at the University of New England during the last two years provide the basis for predicting the usefulness of the technology for learner-centered interactions when the majority of students are learning from locations quite remote from the main campus.

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Dr. Robyn Smyth, Teaching and Learning Centre, University of New England

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2005

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ISSN 0007-1013

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Pages 805 - 820

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