As Digital Champion, Eleanor, a lecturer in the Department of Physical Sciences CIT, will investigate using an online tutorial system for her students to use at home. This system will give the students access to subject material, exam-style questions and also module assessment, while providing instant feedback to the student. To hear more about her project, watch Eleanor’s interview.
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Patrick and I booked a slot with the filming studio/green room in the Audio Visual Media Services Department, UCC. Michael Tobin set up the room and cameras that day, and carried out the filming.
I had to give and Introduction to the video, which proved to be more difficult than I first thought. I have a lot of experience in lecturing, presentations and teaching, but remembering, and saying, set lines is a different kettle of fish (pun – sorry!). I found I was going blank on certain sentences, which has never happened to me before. I think it was because I usually get my main points across in my own words, with a certain amount of ad lib. Eight takes later, and we had the full introduction filmed.
Recording the audio track for the video was much easier, though it may be challenging to match the audio overlay to the video, especially where I point to certain features during the dissection.
Lecturing in Digital Marketing in CIT, Zahid Aslam will use online mindmapping software to deliver lectures to his students and when collaborating with other lecturers in his Institute. To lean more about the plans for his project, watch Zahid’s interview.
Maud Cross – Filming fish dissection in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, UCC, 16th March 2016
I drove to Tipperary first thing in the morning, to buy rainbow trout from John Hayden at the Araglen Valley Trout Farm, Ballynamuddagh, Araglen, Kilworth, Co. Cork. The trout farm is set in a beautiful valley, and has a lake for fishing in the summer.
When I got back to the School of BEES in UCC, Patrick Cross, Sophie Gahan and I constructed a set for the trout dissection. Tom O’Mara arrived to give final recommendations on lighting and positioning. We used one of the School’s wooden dissection boards. The grain of the wood looked very well on film, under the lights.
I had bought 6 fish and we rated them on ‘fishy attractiveness’, depending on their size, colouration and general appearance. I dissected the smallest female first, as a trial. The largest, most colourful fish was used for filming. This female fish was gravid, and the orange eggs looked great on film.
The dissection itself took a short time, but we filmed the dissection of four fish in total, and plan to edit the best bits together for the final cut.
GoSoapBox is a web-based app which allows students to indicate to the lecturer in real time whether they are having difficulty understanding the lecture material. As a senior lecturer in Biological Sciences in CIT, and Digital Champion, Roy will investigate the true pedagogical benefit of GoSoapBox in the lecture theater. Watch Roy’s interview to learn more.