To celebrate our 15th community of practice for educational video, the UTS Video Meet-up was once again extended to become a cross-institutional event. We joined forces with academics and learning designers from Bond University, University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the University of New England for a series on insightful presentations. The audience consisting of representatives from even more universities and institutions.

As always, we’ve got you covered with video recordings and links to further information. You can learn more about our fabulous speakers via their bios on this event’s registration page.

A brief update from the LX.lab Media Team

Before kicking off with our presentations, we had a brief update from Matthew Vella and Nat Fay from the LX.lab media team. Matt flagged a major update to our publically available LX.lab resources for UTS staff. We’ll have a blog post highlighting these new and improved resources in the coming weeks – watch this space! Nat discussed a few more significant updates to the LX.lab media spaces, which are available to UTS staff to create learning and teaching content. There’s never been a better time for making video content at UTS!

Lights! Camera! Lightboard!

Our first presenter was Nicolene Lottering from Bond University. She focused on her experience using lightboards for her classes and YouTube channel.

It’s worth noting there was a question asked in the live chat in relation to pedagogy andragogy. Nikki responded with that her use of the lightboard is under the constructivist and/or inquiry-based paradigm/approach. The videos introduce basic content; students then apply this to case-based learning in broader aspects of the program such as clinical skills or their clinical case of the week. Nikki also mentioned that they try to use enhanced learning to improve live engagement and consider chunking into smaller ideas or drawing sessions.

Being your authentic self on camera

Our second presentation was Jonathan Hunter and Tim Harland from The University of Sydney. This presentation was not just an insightful series of tips and tricks for presenting on camera, but also a look behind the scenes at their video-making process. This was a great peak behind the curtin!

Using Instagram as a platform for student engagement

Next up was Joyce El-Haddad from the University of New South Wales, who talked about her experience of using Instagram, memes and social media to engage with her students. Joyce’s journey and experimentation with the platform has led to some interesting results!

Digital reconstruction of learning objects & locations

Our final speaker was from Jackson Shoobert from the University of New England. This showcased the 3D modelling work over at UNE, and how it can be an adorable entry point into things like VR and AR as well as 360 Virtual Tours. These models are hosted via Pedestal3D – you can take a look at some examples of their 3D models here.

We had an amazing time and would like to thank our speakers for their insights, as well as everyone who attended the event.

UTS Video Meet-ups are traditionally UTS-only events, with our next event coming up on 21 November:

Due to such positive feedback, we aim to introduce more cross institutional events regularly. Email me if you would like to receive our newsletter and feel free to peruse our previous event summarises for inspiration.

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