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Kent Teachers Blog was part of the Kent NGfL website (http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm). The aim of the Kent NGfL website is to support both teachers and pupils in the use of ICT across the curriculum by providing pages of resources, lesson ideas and links to 'safe' websites on the internet.

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The information center for digital media in school and education from a School of Education in Switzerland.

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Unterricht (Education)
• Aktuell (latest)
• Praxis (in practice)
• Bild, Ton, Text (images, sound, text)
• Links

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• Aktuell (latest)
• Offline Lernen (learning offline)
• Online Lernen (learning online)

Beratung (Consulting)
• Konzeptberatung (concept discussion)
• ICT-Entwicklungskonzept Solothurn (ICT development concept Solothurn)
• Prävention (prevention)
• Schulen im Netz (schools on the Internet)
• Freie Software (free software)

Weiterbildung (further education)
• Kurse (courses)
• Schulinterne Weiterbildung (school related further education)
• Pädagogischer Support (pedagogical support)
• Media Experts
• Veranstaltungen Rückblick (events – review)

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• Basel-Karlsruhe-Forum
• Termine (dates)
• Education-News
• Ausleihe (lending)
• Wikimedias
• Links
• Über uns (about us)

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Acrobat Reader

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

Year

2002

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ISSN:0360-1315

Length

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

Year

2004

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

Length

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, ...

Table of contents: 

News/Education/Media Literacy/Dossier

System requirements: 
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

Year

2006

ISBN

ISSN 1065-6901

Length

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

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