Using portable/personal technology

Using portable/personal technology


Digital still cameras

  • Document a process
  • Build a storyboard of events
  • Build a collage of images
  • Use the video recorder function to record video material
  • Use the video recorder function to act as a webcam
  • Export images and edit with a photo editing program
  • Export videos and edit with a video editing program
  • Upload images to image hosting/sharing web sites

Digital video cameras

  • Record an interview to use video analysis in a research project
  • Record a lecture or workshop to review it at a later date
  • Record student presentations
  • Set up a live video feed to act like a webcam
  • Create a video blog
  • Document a process over a long period of time to aid the development of a work through reflection
  • Capture the recorded material and create a film using an editing program such as Windows Movie Maker
  • Use recorded material within a PowerPoint slide to enhance a verbal presentation
  • Upload and synchronise your recorded material with a PowerPoint show to create a slidecast presentation
  • Publish your recorded material or edited film on the web for anyone to view

Audio recorders

  • Use to aid in documentation
  • Create a podcast
  • Record an interview to use analysis in a research project
  • Record a tutorial/ discussion between student and staff
  • Record a lecture or workshop to review it at a later date
  • Panel discussions, or as a reflective account of the learning experience itself
  • Record rehearsing of talks for presentations or music playing
  • Record musical performances or natural sounds
  • Use recordings in the presentation of information, for example audio annotated slides or synchronised with video presentations
  • Transfer and edit audio files using an audio editing program such as Audacity

Headsets/Microphones

  • Create a podcast using Audacity
  • Create a screencast
  • Create a slidecast
  • Talk virtually with friends, colleagues using Skype, AIM, etc

Microphone systems

  • Connect with a digital video camera via a radio receiver to record a speaker from a distance, clearly
  • Connect with a digital audio recorder via a radio receiver to record a speaker from a distance, clearly

Smart phones

  • Use inbuilt camera to take still images
  • Use inbuilt video camera to record a film
  • Watch videos
  • Access Internet
  • Use as a modem
  • Post/view/comment on a social networking site feed
  • Use as QR and Bar code reader