Lunchtime webinar series

Lunchtime webinar series

We will be running a series of lunchtime webinars throughout the academic year, using Blackboard Collaborate. The sessions will take the format of a 20-30 minute online presentation followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion. Times and dates for upcoming webinars are listed in the table below. Our webinars are usually recorded, with the recordings shared within 48hrs on our Lunchtime Webinar Archive page.

Joining instructions for our webinars are emailed out the morning before the session to everyone that’s registered their interest via the linked Google Form. Blackboard Collaborate does not require a download to work; the session will just run through your web browser. You do not require a microphone or webcam to participate in the session. See our our Collaborate Participant Guide for more information.

Sign up for the webinar using our Google Form.

Date and time Theme
May 30th, 2018


Video and Beyond: Screencasting as a medium for the flipped classroom

Video is considered to be an effective and attractive medium for packaging core concepts and reducing learner ‘cognitive load’. Historically, however, members of academic staff who may have wished to produce moving images to support learning may have been dissuaded due to the high entry thresholds presented by specialised recording hardware and software.

As such, our May Lunchtime Webinar will consider modern Screencasting solutions that have significantly lowered authoring barriers, as we explore quick, easy and practical methods for developing and publishing recordings.

Armed with this knowledge, we will situate the discussion within a University of York context, and consider case studies that demonstrate how video is already being used to augment blended content delivery. With these in mind, we will consider how we may embed active learning opportunities within or around video content to tackle some of the challenges associated with designing content for the flipped classroom.

Related Resource: TEL Handbook Section 3.7.2 – Screencasting

For recordings of previous webinars, see our Lunchtime Webinar Archive or visit our YouTube channel.
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