What’s Hot on BoB: Leading the Global Kawaii Generation!

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB  captures the essence of the Tokyo’s fabulous pop-culture in ‘Kawaii’ style. Everything Kawaii followers worldwide want to know can be found here! Today’s topic: Leading the Global Kawaii Generation!

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

What’s Hot on BoB: Das Schicksal der Kinder von Aleppo

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB is a German documentary on a family of refugees fleeing from Aleppo to Germany, and their life in a foreign country.

Deutschland 2016 Am schlimmsten für Hala Qasmo ist es, morgens den Kaffee allein zu trinken. Ohne ihren Mann. In einem fremden Land, ihrer neuen Heimat Deutschland. Sie hat mit ihm und vier Kindern in Aleppo direkt an der Front des Bürgerkriegs gelebt. Der Filmemacher Marcel Mettelsiefen dokumentierte 2013 das Leben der Familie im Film “Die Kinder von Aleppo” und wurde mit dem Emmy Award und dem Grimme-Preis ausgezeichnet. Buch/Autor: Marcel Mettelsiefen Kamera: Marcel Mettelsiefen

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

Recording training videos of equipment usage for forensic chemistry students, and sharing through Course Resources

Samantha-DrakeSamantha Drake. Lecturer in Forensic Science, College of Life and Natural Sciences, University of Derby.

Samantha has flipped! Flipped teaching has entered the educational consciousness over the past few years. Teachers record materials for students to study outside of class so when they meet for lessons or seminars they are already prepped with an idea of what to do, rather than use contact time for demonstrating procedures or explaining material. This leaves more contact time to discuss or practice under the supervision of the expert teacher who can feedback tips or facilitate discussion.

Samantha comments “The practical ran far more smoothly, with fewer initial queries about the lab techniques, than previous years without the videos. It was also great not to have to spend the first half hour or so demonstrating everything in the video – more time efficient and less work for me in the long run as the videos will be used again in future years.”

Samantha used a consumer grade video camera, borrowed from the TEL Media Team, to record for her forensic chemistry students a series of equipment demonstrations and do worked examples of maths question. Titles included “Making a Solution in a Volumetric Flask”, “Amine Calculations”, and “How to do a Titration”.

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Still from How to do a Titration

She then edited and uploaded the videos into Media Gallery, and shared the videos directly into Course Resources for students to watch before coming to lab, and to review afterwards.

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The videos embedded into Course Resources

The cohort comprised 57 students, and as you can see from the statistics of plays the videos were well used.

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Number of plays per video

In conclusion, using some basic commonly available recording equipment, Samantha was able to make her teaching more effective and efficient, and although recording and uploading required some more effort upfront, this will be paid back manifold in future as the resources are reused. Media Gallery is a simple to use video distribution resources which integrates directly into Course Resources and enables staff to create and distribute flipped teaching materials quickly, and directly to students.

 

What’s Hot on BoB: People and Power – Under Russia’s Fist

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB is from Al Jazeera’s English channel. People & Power investigates the horrifying consequences for civilians under Russian airstrikes in Syria.

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

Digi Know: Structuring your content using Blackboard Learning Elements

Blackboard Learning Elements provide a neat way of presenting content in Course Resources in a way that is easy for students to navigate. Content items are presented as pages such that students can go directly to a particular page they want and they can also use the arrows to move from one page to the next. Sequential viewing can be enforced if necessary from the options e.g. if students have to complete a particular activity before they move on to the next resource.

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Fig 1. 2 Learning Elements

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Fig 2. Table of Contents of the Learning Element with page 1 displayed showing an Item

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Fig 3. Page 4 of the Learning Element showing an Image

Creating Learning Elements can easily be done in Course Resources (Blackboard) via Build Content and selecting Learning Element.

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Fig 4. How to create a Learning Element in Course Resources (Blackboard)

Once the Learning Element has been created, click on it and add the different learning resources directly into it, e.g. items, files, images, videos, etc.

How to create videos with mobile devices

Clipboard02Creating video on phones or tablets is really simple, but it’s also easy to make mistakes that make your video less effective than it could be.

However the cameras in Phones and iPads are so good these days that with the right skills they can be used to make documentaries and even TV commercials!

As part of Digital Derby, a institutional wide project led by Learning Enhancement, the TEL Media team have created a site to help staff and students create great video with media devices. Mobile Video Creation gives you professional tips on avoiding common mistakes, and advice on how to plan, edit and finish your videos to give them that extra polish that shows off your ideas in the best possible way.

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What’s Hot on BoB: Forbidden Kyoto – an exclusive Kyoto tea room that has never been opened to tourists or a camera crew before

In this “What’s Hot on BoB”, the focuses is on the tea ceremony. American potter Richard Milgrim experiences its essence in an exclusive Kyoto tea room that has never been opened to tourists or a camera crew before.

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

 

What’s Hot on BoB: The Sky at Night: Stephen Hawking on blackholes

This week’s What’s Hot on BoB The Sky at Night: Stephen Hawking on Black Holes. A look at how the recent detection of gravitational waves proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate them.

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About BoB

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) lets you record any TV and radio programme from over 60 UK and international channels. Clips can be embedded directly into Course Resources or shared with a link. All staff and students have access to BoB at: www.bobnational.net. Visit www.derby.ac.uk/bob for guides and information.

Using BoB is easy. Find out how to find, record and embed a TV or radio show into Course Resources in five minutes.

Mitigating cancelled lectures with Panopto Lecture Recording

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Elaine Conway. Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. College of Business, University of Derby.

Elaine used Panopto Lecture Recording to save the day when she was unable to attend lectures on campus due to an accident. Nearing the end of term, and with students preparing for final exams and assessments, she suddenly became unable to attend a face to face session, and instead used Panopto to record her lectures that students might otherwise have missed due to being rescheduled or having run out of teaching time.

Elaine recorded the presentations at home on her computer using Panopto. These were then uploaded and published directly into Course Resources ready for viewing by the students.

The result was that the students were able to get the materials on time and not miss any crucial information for their exams, and Elaine now has recordings she can use again with just a couple of clicks in a future module.

She said “Overall, the students were appreciative of both the lecture and seminar recordings I made and they have been viewed. I also have the recordings as resource for a future class to help in their revision also. Panopto is a good tool, and as with all tools, not perfect, but it certainly allowed me to deliver to my students despite my incapacity.”