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Social Bookmarking and Screencasting

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Mark Curcher

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Transcript of Social Bookmarking and Screencasting

My Adventures in Social Bookmarking
and Screencasting

Social Bookmarking

Evidence in the literature to support the argument that Formative Assessment improves student learning, encouraging deeper learning.



Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick 2006
Sadler 2008
Shute 2008

Assessment that generates feedback for the learner.

Formative Assessment

Allows modifications of thinking or behaviour

Assessment FOR Learning
rather than
Assessment OF Learning

Formative Assessment

Feedback loop that allows the learner to develop

Formative Assessment
Formative Assessment
Learning / Modification

Bigger classes
Less time
More work to grade
More preparation

High Stake – Any plagiarism has dire consequences for the learner, accidental or not.

Working in a second language environment
Importance of Feedback
Use the Review option if in Word and ‘track changes’.
How to Provide Feedback?
Sit with student face to face and go through their work.
How to Provide Feedback?
Many students have problems using the Review tool.
Very time consuming.
Students not strong at reading and understanding subtlety in language used.
F2F – often no record of feedback.
Problems with this Feedback
Use a feedback attachment sheet.
Use a bank of statements on a standard sheet. Tick them when appropriate. Leave a little space for other comments.
Provide general feedback in class in a general report. Write only new points on student work.
How to Provide Feedback?
How to Provide Feedback?
How to Provide Feedback?
Video capturing what happens on your computer screen
How to Provide Feedback?
Generally used as an instructional tool.
How to Provide Feedback?
What tool to use?

Feedback is recorded.
Can be reviewed as required.
Can be paused while changes made.
Mobile, anytime, anyplace feedback.
Visual and auditory, rather than text.
Generic v Individual Feedback

Quiz or exam – instead of going through the paper in class, much more efficient to record a screencast and embed in our LMS.

Then come back with any questions after watching video.
“It is very helpful since we can learn from mistakes, and it's much easier n as I can describe it easy to get it.”

“i can go back anytime and review.”

“much clear then the written feedback.”
Engineering Management Students

Economics Course
3 classes – 60 students
“it help us to understand the point easier than only reading.”

“video feedback gives more feeling to what we are doing.. it made me feel more of a student and not just a number in the class.”

“In my opinion, the biggest advantage would be that in video, you are using more than one of your 5 senses. which gives you a better view than just reading. it gives you a more accurate understanding..”
Users store lists of useful internet resources that they believe are useful.
The SOCIAL aspect is that these can then be shared with either the public at large or specific groups
Group your bookmarks
Mark Curcher
Program Director, 21st Century Educators
Passionate Educator & Life Long Learner
Banking and Finance
Teacher of Finance Economics
Schools &
in the UK
United Arab Emirates
1995 - 2013
Rote Memorization

Recall of Facts
Make Things Better
Could Technology Help?
University in Circa 1350 University of Bologna
CC Wikimedia Commons
School of Athens (Raphael)
Away From Airplane Model of Education
Sit in Rows
Trust the person in front!
Traditional Learning
Turn Off Electronic Devices
Progressive Enquiry Framework
Action Research
But How?
Identifying a problem in my classroom and trying to find ways to fix it
Students and Diigo
Kiitos. mark.curcher@tamk.fi
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