The Nottingham Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METAL) project has been funded by grants from the University of Nottingham‘s Teaching and Learning Strategic Fund. We have also had support from the MSOR Network and the National HE STEM Programme, allowing us to provide lunch for the participants at the four METAL workshops.
Participants at these workshops came from a number of different UK universities, and included a good mix of academics and IT staff.
The First Nottingham METAL Workshop at the University of Nottingham took place on May 27th 2011. Twenty-eight people attended.
The Second Nottingham METAL workshop took place on Wednesday 22nd June 2011, 10:30-16:00. Twenty-one people attended.
The Third Nottingham METAL Workshop took place at the University of Nottingham on Wednesday 11th January 2012, 10:30-16:00, Keighton Auditorium, University Park Campus. Thirty-two people attended.
The final workshop in the current series was a METAL Dissemination Meeting, held at the University of Nottingham on Tuesday April 24 2012, 10:30-16:00. Twenty-one people attended.
The following recordings are publicly available from the first workshop:
- Joel Feinstein: Welcome and “Using a tablet PC and screencasts” – METAL – Echo360 edition
- Joel Feinstein: Using a tablet PC and screencasts – METAL – Camtasia edition
- Peter Rowlett: Further uses of screencasting – but are they effective? – METAL – Echo360 recording
See also http://wp.me/posHB-eR for links to recordings of my sessions from the second workshop.
My METAL overview video from the fourth workshop is available at
University of Nottingham Workspace
In addition to the links above, there is a University of Nottingham workspace page (requires University of Nottingham login) with more details and links to recordings available at
The METAL project booklet
The METAL project booklet is a set of case studies associated with the METAL project, edited by Peter Rowlett:
Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning: case studies and evidence of effective use (Ed. Peter Rowlett), MSOR Network, 2012
Recordings from the third workshop:
Taking the ‘where’ out of Teaching – Paul Nathanail, School of Geography
The use of online lecturing, collaborative and tutorial environments to teach – illustrated with examples from the online MRes contaminated land programme
Using last year’s recordings** – Joel Feinstein, School of Mathematical Sciences
** See also Dr Feinstein’s first case study, Using a tablet PC and audio podcasts in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics modules, available at http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/personal/jff/Papers/pdf/podcasting.pdf