Engaging Students Online

How Students (and Teachers) Can Easily Create Educational Videos

Sigal Tifferet (Ruppin Academic Center, Israel)

In this paper, I will explain how to make videos using the free version of Biteable. ‎Biteable allows creating professional videos in less than an hour, using existing templates and photos. ‎Thus students are able to make a video explaining a concept, summarizing an academic paper, etc. Student videos can be collected into a playlist or posted on Padlet: https://ruppin-‎ac.padlet.org/sigal_tifferet/rycncogobes2u9vu

Students’ Problem with Applied Science at a Universities of Applied Sciences

Alexandra Lehmann (Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

One of the challenges and problems for Universities of Applied Sciences is the perceived differ-ence between “Science“ and “Practice“. For students, “Science“ is mostly equated with “Theory.” but not seen as a requirement for practical work. For lecturers, proclaiming that a scientific attitude differentiates between an occupation and a profession does not seem to be enough. So how to establish a scientific attitude in students, that can be integrated into their future practical professional work? Based on Staub-Bernasconi’s “transformative Three-Step,” let‘s work on how to apply this method (originally elaborated for the study field of Social Work) to other study disciplines.

When the “What If” Hits the Fan: Dealing with Contingency in the Age of the Digital Pivot

Michael Waltemathe (Ruhr University-Bochum, Germany)

Theology and religion are dealing with contingency, as do other academic disciplines in their teaching. But while a thought experiment employs a playful attitude, religious conviction usually does not. Teaching in the digital realm enables that same playful attitude to its advantage. Currently the digital is forced upon us as a teaching tool, the foundation of our societal interactions is in question and conspiracy mythology replaces theology and science as contingency experts. This paper will explore digital teaching opportunities that address the discrepancy between mythology and science by drawing from the methodology of teaching theology in digital worlds and establishing rational decision-making in the process.

00:19:07 Katharina Thülen (THM): Katharina Thülen, Technical University of Central Hesse (THM). I teach computer engineering and higher education didactics.
00:20:43 Caren Weinberg: new product ideas
00:20:55 Susan Jamieson: Micro-teaching exercise
00:21:26 Michael Waltemathe: Inform about different religious communities and their beliefs
00:21:29 Janina Tosic: Explain a concept: velocity, accelartion, Newton’s laws …
00:21:33 Anne Tierney: Demonstrate a learning artefact that students have designed
00:21:36 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Skills Training: Give a tip on how to … (skill that others also need to learn)
00:21:37 Susan Jamieson: Some arts object or scenery that they use to stimulate reflection? (medical humanities)
00:21:51 Noelia Roman: explaining a method such as slide staining
00:21:55 Denise Wood: show vocabulary
00:29:35 Susan Jamieson: Thank you for this demo Sigal!
00:32:18 Alexandra Lehmann: so you dont have to put the Video online for ereybody in the world to see?
00:32:23 Caren Weinberg: Bravo!!
00:32:42 Maren Lickhardt: Thank You!
00:33:07 Caren Weinberg: what did the students say about the assignment?
00:33:15 Susan Jamieson: No Qs, but great idea
00:33:56 Michael Waltemathe: Thanks! Great tutorial!
00:34:09 Susan Jamieson: Was this summative and, if so, what criteria did you use to grade?
00:34:42 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Thank you so much. Brilliant tool. Another great tool is Prezi Video. If you want to see an example from one of my students, go to: https://padlet.com/birgit02/IUT20poster
00:35:07 Katharina Thülen (THM): Do you use the light version of Bitable or pro version with your students?
00:35:25 Noelia Roman: thanks a great tutorial
00:35:40 Katharina Thülen (THM): thx 🙂
00:35:50 Elke Hemminger: Thank you Sigal, I’m looking forward to using biteable with my students!
00:36:41 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: I loved this idea of summarizing papers
00:51:47 Maren Lickhardt: Thank You
00:52:50 Susan Jamieson: Love this new use of Kipling’s ‘six honest serving men’.
00:55:42 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: The questions seem to be really helpful – students need good examples of what they can ask a text
00:59:29 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Wow, Michael, congrats on that courageous step!
01:05:53 Alexandra Lehmann: Verdienst = credit?!
01:16:03 Alexandra Lehmann: thank you!
01:16:08 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Thank you. Clearly a lot of food for thought
01:16:42 Maren Lickhardt: Thank You!
01:31:55 Maren Lickhardt: Yes, I’m from Innsbruck, too, and I would agree
01:32:57 Janina Tosic: I have a friend who is working in Quality Management for teaching and he always says that in Germany we do Quality theatre. So we put on a Play for the accreditation but it has no real effect on the teaching Quality or Standards…
01:33:49 Alexandra Lehmann: we had this discussion this morning when talking about “academical freedom”
01:34:27 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Same story in Austria
01:34:44 Denise Wood: that’s a good way to put it! Hours are spent mapping and to show connections and then that is put away and sometimes not looked at again or accessible to the academics who are teaching the curriculum.
01:35:58 Janina Tosic: Exactly. I also think that the stuff we do for accreditation has nothing or very very Little to do with Quality in teaching / Learning… Why is it necessary to only have one exam per module??? Standards were set and now we use them without Improving them.
01:36:32 Noelia Roman: agree Denise! also the course accrediting bodies push for things so sometimes change is hard.
01:36:34 Alexandra Lehmann: it is as if the more rules you have, the safer you can feel…
01:37:30 Elizabeth Black: Absolutely – you know what to do…you know what the ‘right’ method is. This goes back to the academic attitude again…
01:40:00 Janina Tosic: Accreditation and many other efforts at the Uni to improve teaching are pseudo-activities that take our energy from experimenting and trying new things to really make a difference in students’ learning…
01:40:06 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Re rules, we all know that rules hardly ever fit all purposes. We teach different subjects, have different students. There is the discussion of diversity on the one hand and standardization on the other. Sometimes counter-productive.
01:44:21 Alexandra Lehmann: good session!
01:44:30 Anne Tierney: Great session!
01:44:30 Sigal Tifferet: Thanks!
01:44:45 Elizabeth Black: Nice to go from completely practical to completely theoretical in one session!
01:44:52 Susan Jamieson: Thanks, Anne – esp for kicking off discussion
01:44:57 Michael Waltemathe: And back!
01:44:58 Elke Hemminger: Thanks everyone for the interesting session!
01:45:04 Denise Wood: thanks everyone – it’s been a great session!
01:45:16 Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University: Thank you to all of you – so much to think about!
01:45:26 Petra: Bye see you

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