Madison-Wisconsin August 2011

Twitter: #dialeUS  / #dtl2011: 

Workshop Space

(all resources posted here will remain after the workshop)

  • 1300-1320 Activity 1 – Small Group Dialogue

Existing Practice Conversations (in small groups)
Feedback: Haiku! (everywhere poll now disabled)

  • 1320-1340 – Input

Presenter Introductions
The Story So Far – The Dial-e Framework evolution – JISC ; EduTubePlus
The Framework – Structure and Philosophy (SA)
DiAL-e frameworkPM7

  • 1340-1410 – Activity 2 – Group Brainstorming

Applying the Framework to a given clip (link to clip) (KB)
Rapporteur Roulette (SA) 

  • 1410-1425 – Input (KB)


The Concept of Spaces
User-Generated Contexts
The challenge of Distance?

  • 1425-1445 – Activity 3 – Group Scenario
Given clip (Takoma Bridge) – apply an engagement type/learning activity
Define the non face-to-face context in which the student is engaging with the clip
What are the obstacles and enablers for the student ?
Colour-coded Stickie

  • 1445-1500 – Input (KB)

Exploring the Tools for Engagement – opportunities and obstacles
Examples of Captioning and Video feedback
Overcoming distance
Web 2.0 and mobile devices for video: Voicethread for mobiles

  • 1500-1530 – Activity 4 – Group or Individual Creation

Web 2.0 – opportunities for alternative engagements
Captioning & Voicethread

Captioning example to work on – Screaming Jellybaby
Voicethread example to work on –Screaming Jellybaby

  • 1530-1550 – Input
Overcoming physical and time constraints
Changing space & time
Illustrating YouTube Site 
  • 1550-1600 – Activity 5 – Discussion
YouTube Community development – supporting each other
Is this the right approach?
How would the DiAL-e be more useful to you?
What are the enablers for Institutional Adoption?
What’s your response to the DiAL-e?
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  • 1600: Close

Did we meet the brief?

“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.”

Any questions please feel free to ask via the comments.

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Other Resources

Web 2.0 tools – links

 Online segmenting of YouTube video

Sub-titling and captions:

Finally and for the future: semantic video

Good example: Declaration of Independence

My own example (Tacoma Bridge)

Other Resources:   Workshop Listing in Conference Programme



  1. […] 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 Subtitles, and 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. […]

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