Professionalising Digital Education at UCC
CPD1687 - A workshop equipping UCC staff with tools and techniques to harness the power of video technology for learning and teaching.
On 8th March 2019, The Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) welcomed an internal group of UCC staff to CPD1687 Enhancing Student Learning through Professionalising Digital Education. Funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning, and developed by members of staff from the Centre for CPD, Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), the Centre for Digital Education (CDE), participants engaged in a whistle-stop tour of the use of video technology: how to optimise learning potential, technical elements and tools to use, as well as considering the performative element of recording for an online audience.
Participants worked in groups to plan and storyboard a topic, then proceeded in groups to the Library Studio (Q+1 Boole Library), where they recorded a short video. After lunch, videos were presented to the group and discussion/observations welcomed. The energy, creativity and fun in the room on the day was palpable and the openness and willingness of staff to participate in every element of the workshop was remarkable.
A huge thank you to our presenters on the day for their engaging input – Sophie Gahan (CDE), Catherine O’Mahony (CIRTL), Ciara O’Halloran (Civic and Community Engagement), Jools Gilson (School of Music and Theatre), and especial thanks to Catherine again and Tom O’Mara (CDE) for your input and time to combine academic and industry know-how and best practice.