Posted by Carole Kirk

Learning Resources Toolkit

E-Learning Resources

The following presentations provide an introduction to digital reflection and the different ways in which it can support learning.  They are a useful starting point, and signpost you to other relevant resources in the toolkit.

Guides and ‘how to’ tutorials

The following resources are organised into Capture, Documentation, and Reflection following our Model of Digital Reflection.

Capture/collect

Recorded sounds

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* Sourcing and preparing images

* Taking good photographs

* Using a flip camera to easily record video

* Using an audio recorder to reflect out loud

* Reflecting on the move – using mobile devices

Documentation/archive

Mechanism

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* Uploading images

* Uploading and sharing video

* Uploading sound

Digital Reflection Mechanisms

* Digital Storytelling

* PowerPoint and Video

* Video Editing

* Creating a Wiki

* Using a Blog

* Prezi.com

copyrightA note on Copyright – when using images, music, video etc. it is important to make sure you have copyright permission.  There are some useful copyright guidelines on the VLE support site, and some sources of copyright free material in our document on sourcing images.

ethicsIt is also important to be aware of ethical considerations whenever you take images, video or audio and post them online.  For example, there are child protection issues when recording children, which is why many schools and other organisations don’t allow cameras.   There are also issues of privacy when working with vulnerable adults or within prisons, for example.  But even when taking video or images of your friends, consider their right to privacy.  Ask their permission first, and tell them how you are planning to use the material.