At the Nov. 5 TechBytes session, Christopher Lavergne, Department of Communications, discussed the use of “Flip Cams in the Classroom”. Flipcams (or Flip Video camcorders) are very small, affordable, and easy-to-use video cameras.
Discussion covered how flipcams are a product of viral marketing and allow us to meet the students where they are — on cellphones, YouTube, and other social-networking venues. This enables us to merge education with viral media.
Examples mentioned at the session for using flipcams in the classroom included:
- Student-filmed oral presentations
- Digital ethnographies (art, architecture)
- Technology tutorials (engineering, agriculture)
- Field trips (horticulture, arts & sciences
- Public relations tool (journalism, marketing)
- Group evaluations
Visit the TechBytes site to view the entire Flip Cam session.