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I am currently employed at Hertford Regional College as a Media Lecturer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Practicing what I preach...

Having written the complete draft of the "Critical Review", I have been using my findings to try and better my teaching.

From next week (week of 15th April 2013) I am beginning a new unit with my students, Multi-Camera Techniques, so I feel that it will be really easy to incorporate Digital Media into my teaching.

I will be using video clips in order to help the students gain an understanding of the way's Multi-Camera Techniques are used throughout the film and television industry as well as showing them the equipment they will be using in order to create their own Multi- Camera Productions.

I will show them how to upload their final projects online for assessment as well as having the students film me explaining the equipment.

I feel that the use of digital media within teaching and learning can benefit the learners and help them to gain a more independent approach towards their learning.... I have had trouble in the past with them being "Spoon Fed" so to speak... although it can be quite difficult not to do this as my job role is first and foremost a "TEACHER!"

I hope that undertaking this Inquiry will benefit others as much as it has benefitted me already, I feel that gaining insights into different approaches to teaching is beneficial to everyone!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

e-learning meeting

Here is a clip from the e-learning meeting I attended a few weeks back. i have picked out the main information that I found useful and has helped me with my Inquiry.

video
It is more Digital Media incorporated with e-learning than anything else.

1st drafts done!

I have say here for four days typing away and I have finally finished the first drafts of all four sections of the Critical Review!

Now to proof read and sort out the appendices!

I'm so glad I took a week off work for this :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

What gave me my idea for my artefact

This image was part of a task set at campus session 2. We were asked to go through a magazine and select one image that may relate to your artefact. This image explains many different ways that the magazine can be viewed... Similar to the way people can be educated.

Questionnaire Graph Results

Below are the graph results for my Questionnaire.









Saturday, March 16, 2013

Analysis of Questionnaire Results


I distributed 30 questionnaires to coincide with my research for my Inquiry and received 12 completed questionnaires back.

Below are the tally results from the questionnaires I received. (I have only tallied the multiple-choice questions as the comments are only beneficial for quoting in my Critical Analysis).

I am going to put all of my results into a graph.


Question
Tally
2. If you are a Lecturer, do you use any forms of Digital Media within your teaching?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII  II

Total:
12
Total:
0
3. If Yes to Question 2, what forms of Digital Media do you use within your teaching? (you may select more than one answer)
Still Images & Graphics
Video & Motion- Graphics
Audio
IIIII IIIII  II

IIIII  IIIII  II
IIIII  III 
Total:
12
Total:
12
Total:
8
4. Do you feel that the use of Digital Media within teaching is beneficial to the learners within the classroom?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII  I
I
Total:
11
Total:
1
6. Do you believe that the use of Digital Media within teaching and learning is an essential part of education?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII  II

Total:
12
Total:
0
7. Do You use Digital Media to aide the learners outside of the classroom?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII 
II
Total:
10
Total:
2
8. Do you feel that learners benefit from the use of Digital Media in order to allow them to self assess their progress?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII  II

Total:
12
Total:
0
9. Do you feel that the use of Digital Media helps to assess the learner’s progress?
Yes
No
IIIII  IIIII  II

Total:
12
Total:
0

Analysis of Data

Today I have decided to organise all of my research findings and analyse the data from my questionnaires.

Having done so, I feel that I have allowed myself a clearer head for when I write my critical analysis. I have also found that whilst analysing all of my research, it pays to make notes of the things that are going well and the things that aren't, this will help when writing the Critical Evaluation.

Now to make a dent in the critical analysis....