How to create a screen capture on your computer – using free software

03/02/2016 by

First you have to install Jing from here: https://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/ The go through their tutorials “take your first capture” and “Interactive “Hands-on” Jing Tutorial: Windows”: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-jing.html Once you have finished your screen capture (remember is a max of 5 minutes), you need to conver the SWF file into mp4 to upload it to youtube doing the following: Then convert SWF files use the free online converter: https://www.flash-banner-converter.com/ , upload the swf file, then when is done converting save the mp4 file into your computer, then upload to your youtube channel Edit on the youtube editor ( https://www.youtube.com/editor ) if you need to cut off parts or inlude other videos, add titles, etc. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKgVm7DkNX0 Now you should create a new content on the LearningLayers.eu site and embed that video, include relevant tags so your open educational resource can be found by others. Then send pablo the link of the post and the place you think it

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Layers @ AMEE 2016

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AMEE 2016  27-31 August 2016 Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain Learning Layers is delighted to be back at AMEE 2016 which will take place this year between 27 – 31 August 2016, at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain. On Monday 29 August 2016 we will be running a BarCamp on Informal Learning and Technology 13:30 – 17:30.  Our theme for this session will be informal learning and technology.  Together we will explore and share innovative approaches to using technology to support such learning.  Join us in sharing your knowledge/experiences at the BarCamp – we could even continue over dinner if desired! Facilitators; Sebastian Dennerlein (Austria), Dr John Bibby (UK), Raymond Elferink (Netherlands), Micky Kerr (UK), Natalie Lafferty (UK), David Topps (Canada), Tamsin Treasure-Jones (UK). We are now in the final year of the project. The Healthcare tools which we have been developing

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Start of year 2016 with Learning Layers – Part 4: Working with the LL exploitation model

22/01/2016 by

In my three previous blogs I wrote a series of reports on the ‘start of the year 2016′ meetings in with our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project. In the first post I reported on the meetings of the ‘local’ LL teams of ITB, Pont, and Bau-ABC (in Bremen and Rostrup). In the third post summarised a video conference that discussed a set of themes for our next consortium meeting in Innsbruck (2.2.-5.2.2016). In this fourth post I report on the video conference of the ITB team with our LL colleagues Gilbert Peffer and Raymond Elferink on the Exploitation model for the LL project. In my previous blog I had already given the following characterisation of the work of Gilbert and Raymond with this model: “… Gilbert Peffer and Raymond Elferink have organised bilateral or trilateral conversations with LL partners to create a comprehensive model of exploitation

Start of year 2016 with Learning Layers – Part 3: Preparation of the consortium meeting in Innsbruck

20/01/2016 by

In my two previous blogs I started a series of reports on the ‘start of the year 2016′ meetings in with our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project. In the first post I reported on the meeting of the LL teams of ITB and Pont, and in the second post on our working meeting in Bau-ABC. In this third post I give an account on the video conference in which the Work Package Leaders of the LL project discussed the preparation of our next consortium meeting in Innsbruck (2.2.-5.2.2016). Below I try follow the reconstruct the discussion based on the recording of the meeting (in which I could not participate). I try to put an emphasis on the thematic blocks (and on the specific accents) that were set for the preparation of future activities. I do not try to give a comprehensive report but rather limit myself

Start of year 2016 with Learning Layers – Part 2: Catching up with the fieldwork in Bau-ABC

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In my previous blog I started a series of reports on the ‘start of the year 2016′ meetings in with our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project. The first post reported on the first meeting of the local LL teams of ITB and Pont in Bremen. This second post reports on our first working visit to Bau-ABC to discuss the current tasks in our fieldwork. From ITB Ludger Deitmer and I participated, from Bau-ABC Melanie Campbell and Kerstin Engraf. (A more detailed report on this meeting is available (in German) in the Learning Layers Google Drive document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgL4hCjkaRZnrY17E0swQcvxWqR7XvrkmaK2fnUhh_s.) Firstly we took up some issues that were already discussed in the ITB-Pont meeting, in particular the situation in the development of Learning Toolbox and the timeline for pilot testing and evaluation. Our conclusion was that it is crucial to get the interactive communication channel and the group functionality (in

Start of year 2016 with Learning Layers – Part 1: Catching up with ITB/Pont team

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This year I had a longer winter break, so I have started my working year with our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project in the middle of January. As a consequence, my first working days have been filled with catch-up meetings in the local and regional contexts and as video-conferences at the level of our European project. I try to sum up the results, challenges and impressions with a series of blogs. In the first one I give a brief report on the first meeting of our local LL team involving colleagues from ITB and Pontydysgu. (A more detailed report is available in the Learning Layers Google Drive document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgL4hCjkaRZnrY17E0swQcvxWqR7XvrkmaK2fnUhh_s.) In our first joint meeting of this year we started with a situation assessment on the piloting with the Learning Toolbox (LTB). My colleagues had taken some time to test the latest version and discovered several points that

Autumn 2015 News for Healthcare

17/12/2015 by

Welcome to this edition of the Learning Layers update. In this issue we will share with you some of the feedback on the Learning Layers tools received at a recent international conference and give you an update on plans for the pilots. How would you use the Learning Layers tools? Feedback from Learning Layers @ AMEE 2015 The AMEE Conference is widely recognised as the key conference for medical and healthcare professions with an interest in education.  Learning Layers tools were presented 5 different sessions at AMEE 2015, and we also had an Exhibition Stand throughout the conference. We were overwhelmed with the response by healthcare stakeholders who shared with us theirinterest and stories of how they would use the tools.  Here are some examples…. GP, Finland. Immediately saw the change management potential. Lots of change in medical practice in Finland, implementation and understanding of these changes is currently not

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Learning Layers Year 3 Review – Part Two: Systems architecture, exploitation and feedback from reviewers

11/12/2015 by

On the 30th of November and on the 1st of December our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project had its third annual review meeting at the European Commission premises in Luxembourg. In the previous post I reported on the presentations of the first day: the coordinator’s overview and the two major presentations on the sectoral pilots in healthcare and in construction. This post discusses firstly the presentations of the second day – on the development of the LL systems architecture and on exploitation activities. Secondly this post discusses the comments of the reviewers on our work. On the LL systems architecture and DevOpsUse -process In the first presentation session Ralf Klamma and Istvan Koren (RWTH) gave insights into the development of the LL systems architecture. The main emphasis was given on the development of ‘Layers Box’ as a ready-to-deploy, custom packaged infrastructure for SMEs (small-scale package), networks (medium-scale package) or hosted

Learning Layers Year 3 Review – Part One: The project team presents its work

10/12/2015 by

On the 30th of November and on the 1st of December our EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project had its third annual review meeting at the European Commission premises in Luxembourg. As usual, the consortium had gathered in advance to finalise the presentations and to ensure that we pass a coherent message. The presentations on our work in the pilot sectors took place on the first day of the meeting. On the second day we had shorter presentations on the development on the technical infrastructure and on the exploitation initiatives. Then the reviewers finalised their feedback and presented their main points to us in the final session. This first post gives insights into the presentations of the first day. The second post discusses the presentations of the second day and the comments of the reviewers. The coordinator’s overview In the beginning Tobias Ley (TLU), the scientific coordinator, recapitulated some key facts

First cycle of Multimedia Training in Theme Rooms – Part 4: Interim reflections of participants

06/12/2015 by

With my three previous posts on the EU-funded Learning Layers (LL) project I have written a series of reports on the Multimedia Training of the training centre Bau-ABC with the concept “Theme Rooms”. The concept was initiated by the training staff of Bau-ABC.  In my first blog I reported on the preparations by the LL teams of Bau-ABC, ITB and Pontydysgu) . The second post focused on the work with the theme ‘Social media’. The third post focused on the theme ‘Preparing  Digital Learning Materials’. The final fourth part gives a report on the joint interim assessment event of the participants in Bau-ABC Rostrup (with video connection with the group in ABZ Mellendorf). Here it is worthwhile to mention that this interim assessment was clearly an event of the Bau-ABC trainers to assess whether the November workshops had provided the kind of learning experience that they had outlined with the

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