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Theresa Murphrey on Jing

My name is Theresa Murphrey and I am on the faculty at Texas A&M University. I teach both traditional classroom based student as well as distance-based learners from around the world. I have been working with a new tool that I have found to be extremely useful in facilitating teaching and learning.

Rad Resource: Jing is a technology that allows one to capture what is seen on the computer screen and audio using a microphone to create a video that can be easily shared online. The use of Jing can enhance, extend, and support the delivery of course content by having students apply what is presented in the course. Technologies such as Jing offer ways to allow students to express themselves and increase sensory input, thus increasing the chance that we can engage the student and enhance learning. Use of such technologies in an experiential process allows students to gain ownership of their ideas and communicate these ideas more clearly.

Approaches to Using Jing for Assignments:

  • Ask students to find an answer to a question using the Internet and share that answer using Jing in a recording of the Internet site and their explanation.
  • Ask students to review specific material and relate a particular finding to themselves personally in a recording using Jing.
  • Ask students to create a presentation and record that presentation using Jing.
  • Verbally annotate electronically-submitted student work products, providing detailed and contextually clear feedback and guidance

Jing may be found online at http://jingproject.com

Note: Theresa will be demonstrating Jing as part of the AEA Coffee Break Demonstration Series on February 18th at 2:00 PM EST. To learn more about and sign up for this demonstration, go to http://www.eval.org/demos.asp

2 comments

  • Admin comment by Susan Kistler · April 28, 2010 at 10:08 am

    For members only, the screencast and recording of the Coffee Break Webinar
    Teresa Murphrey offered on Using Jing for Teaching and Learning may be accessed here http://bit.ly/MurphreyJingweb.

    Not a member? Her handout on resources for learning more about The Power of Using Audio/Video to Teach Evaluation: An Overview of Jing may be found in the AEA Public eLibrary here http://bit.ly/MurphreyJinghand. I encourage you to consider joining and thus gaining access to AEA’s webinars archive library (as well as journals, professional development, thought leaders discussions, newsletters…). Join now online at http://www.eval.org/membership.asp.

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  • Admin comment by Susan Kistler · January 19, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Theresa, Great recommendation!

    Theresa introduced me to Jing when we corresponded regarding her offering a webinar about it based on having demonstrated it via the Teaching of Evaluation TIG’s program at Evaluation 2009.

    I tried it out and have been Jinging away ever since – the applications are endless. Here are just a few of the ways it has come in handy:

    1. Replicating an error or showing exactly where a problem is for tech support

    2. Demonstrating for a member with limited English proficiency how to update her online profile

    3. Assisting my staff in learning how to use a new computer program

    4. Providing targeted editorial comments on a document in progress

    I’m hooked. Thanks Theresa!

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