Focus on Video

MELSIG will refocus on video for our next event which is hosted by the University of Nottingham on the 20th January 2015. Titled ‘Creative Lecture Capture, Webinars & Screencasting‘, the day’s programme is developing rapidly.

The event comes out of a long-standing interest to understand how the sector will make use of institutionally driven video initiatives. ‘Lecture capture’ is central to several presentations in the morning. As the day progresses the collective and creative MELSIG gathering will consider how this and other video-based approaches are being used to change the nature of learner engagement for example, in redefining feedback, reflection and active learning. Open learning, the flipped classroom and video in academic staff development will be discussed.

MELSIG hasn’t looked at iTunes U since 2009. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on what difference it is making to three universities.

As usual we will hear about innovation and practice at our host institution which has been associated with educational video for many years and later in the morning colleagues from the region will talk about examples of current practice.

Following parallel workshops in the afternoon the day will conclude with its familiar audio roundup activity capturing everybody’s ‘take away’ highlights to be shared here.

The hash tag for the day is #melsigun

Take part – Offer a Thunderstorm

MELSIG has run many free, open events since January 2008. Part of our open approach has been to welcome new presenters. One way we do this is to always create space in our programmes for people who attend our events – if you’re interested in attending it follows that you have something to share: emerging practice, good ideas or just questions that need to be discussed.

We will give anyone attending a MELSIG event the platform for 10 minutes. Come prepared with up to 5 slides or just come with a good idea for a discussion. Thunderstorms are usually run as parallel sessions in the afternoon. Typically we expect about 6 for each event but we will accommodate as many as we can. Let us know beforehand or at registration on the day.

We have welcomed and supported many people making their first speaking appearance in public and we have involved very experienced people too in our Thunderstorm sessions. Thunderstorm presentations have led on to invited presentations, other special focus events, and book chapters!
If you share our special interest – show it!
Contact Andrew Middleton a.j.middleton “at” or DM via Twitter @melsiguk