The latest issue of IDEAS is available.
In this issue:
- Discover how our video streaming services – NUS Galleria, NUScast and NUS YouTube – fulfil different needs.
- Learn how to create audio discussion forums using Wimba Voice Board in IVLE Communities.
- Find out how custom courseware and video – the Interactive Chemistry Laboratory Manual – is helping the conduct of Chemistry tutorials in NUS.
- Immerse yourself in Mr David Phang’s virtual classroom in Second Life.
- Revisit CIT’s Audio-Visual Roadshow.
Sign up for BuzzEd – eLearning possibilities illuminated. This one-day seminar for NUS academic staff covers a range of eLearning innovations and developments. It will take place on Monday, 5 January 2009 from 9am to 5pm at University Hall Auditorium, Level 2, Lee Kong Chian Wing. We hope to see you there!
Guide to video streaming services in NUS
NUS Galleria? NUScast? NUS YouTube? All of them deal with streaming video, so why are there three different services? This guide features each service and highlights the most appropriate uses for each of them.
Interactive Chemistry Laboratory Manual (ICLM)
Take a peek at how one academic tried to engage students while saving valuable laboratory time using courseware developed in conjunction with CIT.
Mr David Phang gets a (Second) Life
You have probably heard of Second Life, but how many educators have ventured into this brave new world? David Phang from the School of Computing certainly has as his students have selected tutorials in Second Life.
CIT Audio-Visual Awareness Roadshow
CIT conducted an Audio-Visual Awareness Roadshow on Tuesday, 14 October 2008. This roadshow, the first of its kind in NUS, was aimed at increasing the awareness of the use of audio-visual products and services in supporting teaching and learning.
CIT staff demonstrating a portable green screen solution used for backgrounds and effects.
CIT conducted an Audio-Visual Awareness Roadshow on Tuesday, 14 October 2008.
This roadshow, the first of its kind in NUS, was aimed at increasing the awareness of the use of audio-visual products and services in supporting teaching and learning.
Educators gathered at the University Hall auditorium to listen to other educators’ experience with using audio-visual technology in their lessons.
Dr Adrian Michael Lee, Department of Chemistry, and Dr Mohanan Karuvannur, Department of English Language & Literature shared how CIT produced videos for the Interactive Chemistry Laboratory Manual (ICLM) courseware and the Academic Knowledge & Inquiry eModule respectively. CIT created the videos which populate both e-Learning tools which help to disseminate important information efficiently to a large number of students.
Dr Jacqueline Chin and Mr Voo Teck Chuan, from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, discussed how CIT produced biomedical ethics videos to help medical students prepare for their objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).
While CIT is better known for providing audio-visual production services, a little-known fact is that we also provide video production training. Mr John Ang, Department of Social Work, highlighted how CIT conducts a basic videography and editing course for his students. His students then make use of the skills to create a video as part of the course requirements for SW4202 Special Areas (Social Work and Mass Communication).
In between the talks, CIT staff and our vendors showed participants various parts of the video production process from pre to post-production.
Participants in the roadshow learnt the scope of CIT’s audio-visual services as well as what it takes to produce a full-fledged video.
Photo by Leong Mun Wai.