Posted by: Simon Paul Atkinson | August 30, 2014

Flickr archive promotes historic images

This new resource is called the Internet Archive Book Images and is available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/

Kalev Leetaru, an American Academic, has uploaded over 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, with searchable tags automatically added. Sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation making this a free resource. This releases images that would otherwise have been embedded in PDF or text searchable formats.

The pictures range from 1500 to 1922, when copyright restrictions come into effect so are free to be copied and reused.

There are exciting opportunities for the DiAL-e to explore some of the functionality associated with the scanning process, showing timelines and morphing of images.

Leetaru’s reported to explore a project to link the resource to Wikipedia,which will enhance both and we’ll be watching that carefully.

Screenshot of Archive Book Images

Screenshot of Archive Book Images

Kalev H. Leetaru is the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. – See more at: http://www.kalevleetaru.com/#sthash.N3QSsJ8E.dpuf

Posted by: Dial-e Framework | April 13, 2012

EdMediaShare providing opportunities to share practice

The EdMediaShare site from JISC Digital Media is developing some serious traction to support useful and usable video content. I think it has proved itself as a ‘proof of concept’.

The EdMedia Share site allows for the sharing of educationally useful content, provide opportunities for ‘finding’ content and allows for ‘critique’. The browsing by discipline and collection is very useful. We hoped the search by ‘learning design’ will also prove a successful attribute and are thrilled to see the DiAL-e being integrated.  The original ‘community’ site on the JISC pages as part of the original 2006 project was less successful than we would have liked so hopefully EdMediaShare will fill that gap. It was always our intention that the framework would create a community of practice.

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Posted by: Dial-e Framework | September 5, 2011

Found! 2008 Adobe Presenter on Pedagogic Framework for Video

Relocated Adobe Presenter ! Here’s one that went a little astray when we moved the DiAL-e space from a Wetpaint Wiki to WordPress. This is the Adobe Presenter Stand-alone presentation made for the JISC-UK Innovating e-Learning online Conference, October 2008.  Whilst the framework has certainly matured in the last three years, this still serves as a good overview to the framework itself and some of its early exemplars.

Watch it now (<15 minutes) in a new window: Stand alone Adobe Presenter Overview

Stand alone 15 min Adobe Presenter JISC ONline Conference

Posted by: Simon Paul Atkinson | August 15, 2011

Digital Video Principles

The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) has this month released a user guide on Digital Video Principles which it says is “designed to help e-learning content developers make informed decisions about the use of video formats, codecs and delivery systems”.

Published by the E-standards for Training business activity of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework), the Digital Video Principles guide is essentially a summary for practitioners of the Video Standards Report – 2011 and aims to provide a theoretical foundation to a range of digital video production issues. Worth a look.

Posted by: Simon Paul Atkinson | August 11, 2011

DiAL-e Workshop in US

Madison-Wisconsin Workshop 3 Aug 2011

24 colleagues from Distance Providers across the US, including form sectors with which we were less familiar such as Military Instructional Education, joined us for a DiAL-e workshop  in Madison-Wisconsin. A half-day workshop on the first day of the 27th Annual Distance Education Conference in Madison-Wisconsin ( #dtl2011 ) provided us with an excellent opportunity to explain and explore the work progressed since 2006. In retrospect we might well have spent more time on the underlying theoretical frameworks and contextual issues which underpin the DiAl-e, but we were excited to discuss video in a broader digital context with a focus on distance education. We took the opportunity to discuss how digital video might be optimised in distance education contexts using Web 2.0 technologies. We discussed and demonstrated the opportunities for using video as the basis for asynchronous discussion using VoiceThread, (about which we have already written elsewhere), for using subtitling not only to translate but annotate and punctuate video using Universal Subtitlesand the opportunities for using embedded segments of existing YouTube clips with ChopTube.   We ended with an insight into the role of emerging Semantic Video engines and the HTML5 format. The focus was very much on how teaching and learning can benefit from these emerging technologies. Details of the workshop are available here.

Posted by: Dial-e Framework | July 31, 2011

Tweet #dtl2011

Just a few days before the 27th Annual Distance Education Conference in Madison-Wisconsin kicks off and final preparations for the workshop are underway. The conference tweet tag is #dtl2011 and we plan also to use #DialeUS for our session. We expecting at least 17-20 people which will make a very effective focus group to develop the work Kevin Burden and I have done over the last 5 years. We are very excited to be reconsidering the well-tried framework developed for video in a broader digital context with a focus on distance education. We always believed the model was adaptable to context and this is our opportunity to explore that notion with experienced and expert colleagues. Simon Atkinson (from Cambridge, MA!)

Posted by: Kevin Burden | May 29, 2011

The value of the DiAL-e Framework in Teacher Training

A number of teacher educators, like Dr Matthew Kearney at University of Technology Sydney,  have expressed interest in using the DiAL-e framework to support their trainee teachers in the use of video and media in teaching and learning. We have worked closely with Matthew and his colleagues at UTS in the past, running workshops around DiAL-e and co-authoring several papers. Matthew has developed several interesting projects around the use of video with his trainee teachers and the original idea for one of the learning designs (Predict, Observe and Evaluate) came from Matthew who is a science educator.  We are delighted to hear that teachers find the framework a useful point of reference for how they use video in class and would be delighted to hear from more of those who are involved or interested in this kind of work.  Reply with your details and let us know what you are currently doing with video.

Posted by: Simon Paul Atkinson | May 4, 2011

DiAL-e Workshop is PM07! #dialeUS

Great to see details of the DiAL-e Workshop is PM-7 at the The 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our session is: DiAL-e Framework: Optimizing media for engagement at a distance and is a half-day workshop on

Wednesday, August 3; 1:00-4:00

advertised as

“Despite the abundance of digital media and communication tools now available to educators, it remains a challenge to use media effectively to promote learner engagement and higher order thinking skills. Join this lively, interactive and hands-on workshop to learn the Digital Artifacts for Learner Engagement (DiAL-e) framework for distance learning design and how to adapt it to your particular discipline and institutional setting. Through exemplars and problem-solving scenarios, you will explore how digital artifacts from a range of worldwide video archives can be used to develop higher levels of engagement, critical thinking and student independence. This workshop will also demonstrate how Web 2.0 tools support effective interactions around digital artifacts. Finally, you will develop your own ideas and exemplars for immediate application. Laptops will be helpful but are not required for participation.”

We are very excited about running this worksop, which we’ll endeavour to capture here at dial-e.net too.

Any questions lease feel free to ask via the comments.

Tweet tweet #dialeUS

Posted by: Simon Paul Atkinson | April 30, 2011

A Successful ALDinHE in Belfast

DiAL-e Poster ALDinHE

It was a pleasure to join some 120 colleagues at ALDinHE 2011 at Queen’s University Belfast. From a range of different HEIs, and a diverse set of professional roles, participants came to share insights and good practice in a range of learning development related activities.  The conference theme ‘Engaging Students – Engaging Learning’  was so closely related to the work the we have done on using digital artefacts (notably video) to support higher order thinking skills in students a submission was a must.

I presented to colleagues Wednesday 20th April. I had a 90 minute workshop entitled ‘Engaging Learners with Digital Resources’. I opted to use a single webpage on this site to support the workshop, with links to the relevant resources and exemplars, static images and the YouTube channel. So a PowerPoint free zone! After providing a bit of background on the thinking behind the framework I demonstrated a simple example of how what it NOT said or shown in a resource might be the catalyst for the ‘what else’ question that can, as Phil Race said in his keynote, be the most powerful learning question.

Participants then had the chance to consider how two other examples might support non-subject related thinking amongst academic staff. The focus is on what the student is to DO with the clip, not what the clip is ‘about’.

There was some useful discussion and significant interest in the poster on display (available to download from the workshop page). It was also, on a personal level, a great chance to meetup with former colleagues form the Open University and the University of Hull.

Posted by: Dial-e Framework | April 13, 2011

The DiAL-e in 5 minutes!

A brief 5 minute (exactly!) Prezi presentation, based on the ALDinHE poster has been added to the ‘What is the DiAl-e’ page and as the opener to the YouTube channel.

Can you spare 5 minutes?

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