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Using Flickr as an online classroom - Case study

Using Flickr as an online classroom - Case study

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/989e9Y from the Learning to Teach Online project website.

This Learning to Teach Online http://bit.ly/d18ac5 case study aims to give you a basic understanding of the website http://flickr.com, by explaining how Lynette Zeeng from Swinburne University of Technology used it to teach photography in a blended (face-to-face and online) class. It discusses the benefits of using an online community for submitting, organising and giving feedback on images, and the impact on student learning. Key issues surrounding pedagogic planning and teaching with Flickr that were encountered in this context of the case study will also be examined, highlighting the benefits and potential issues of adopting this approach.

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Cathy Russell
Cathy Russell (Staff)
2 years ago

I really like how the video explains the concept of how she is using Flickr in her course as well as the students talking about how much they enjoy it.  I always think it is a good idea to incorporate things that the students can keep once they are done with the class.  The video also gives enough of the basic technical skills that you need to get started.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes
Buddy Ethridge
Buddy Ethridge (Staff)
4 years ago

I enjoyed the video, but the lack of captioning might hinder its use by instructors in the United States. As I am not fully versed in the Australian laws and regulations regarding the need for captioning, this might not be an issue for the contributor.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Brenda Boyd
Brenda Boyd (Administrator)
5 years ago

Case study explains how flickr sites were used to share and critique images online. Overcoming the fear of the technology enabled the faculty member to open up a new way of sharing and increased the amount of feedback on the images. Other advantages include lessening environmental impact by students using chemicals to print their images and saving students money because they don't have to purchase paper and chemicals for making images.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Jeri Mrazek
Jeri Mrazek (Faculty)
6 years ago

The presentation in the use of Flickr as an online classroom was very inspiring!  The ideas shared could be applied to other visual arts.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes