Last week, it was our Learning and Teaching Conference – and this year, the focus was on technology. I was suitably impressed by demonstrations of gaming – and the employment opportunities the industry could offer our students. There were two demonstrations of audio-visual projects in Gaelic. I attended an Adobe Connect demonstration, and then later on donned my headset to participate in an online conferencing session with a colleague in …. oh, okay, it was another part of the building! – but the whole purpose was to demonstrate how the technology could be used in the context of distance learning. And we talked, in other sessions, about how technology could be used to enhance our teaching. The department in which I spend most of my time (Information Services) gave updates on our electronic resources and a Moodle enhancement – whilst the head of the other department that shares me (Research and Knowledge Exchange) gave updates on opportunities open to all colleagues. Forgive me, these are just edited highlights – I won’t attempt to summarise the entire three days!
So there we were, all up-to-date and raring to go. I felt quite pleased that I seem to be reasonably au-fait with the technology as it affects my various roles, Not complacent, but certainly not panicking.
Now, what about that Biteable video I was going to make …. ?