WORKSHOP ON VIDEO FOR HCI EDUCATION

While the community finds it useful, we will continue with follow up drop in sessions every two week. The discussion can range over any aspect of video in HCI education and more generally how to deal with remote HCI education during the current crisis, especially as many universities and other institutions are planning towards socially distanced education in the next academic year.

We invite you all, whether or not you took part in the virtual workshop, to join us in these ongoing sessions, to share expertise, experience and questions about video for HCI education and related issues.

The next session on Thursday 4th June at 3pm (BST) will be:

Ethics

There are always ethical issues in education, but there are fresh issues that are raised as we move more online or existing ones that come to the fore. How do we manage online student field work? When can/should educators share student work as part of professional sharing of best practice with each other or other students? If (should?) students upload coursework to open platforms such as YouTube, do they know enough about privacy, copyright, etc? Should we encourage this or not? As educators do we know the difference between things (copyright, privacy, etc.) shared in a classroom as opposed to available semi-permanently online? How do we cope with potential plagiarism?

There are also massive issues of digital exclusion, but that seems like a topic on its own, so perhaps another session!


Motivation

Noting the shifts in pedagogical style that are needed in times of social isolation, we want to discuss the problems that we are having in the HCI community and what solutions are available. Some of us have been attempting to translate from face-to-face to an online setting, whilst others have already been doing online lectures for a long time but are in need of revisiting their assessment methods. 

Thinking about longer-term repercussions to this change that the lockdown has brought upon HE institutions and our delivery as well as adapting to institution-wide and accreditor requirements.

Topics 

We ask the community to contribute to a discussion on these challenges:

  • Adapting lecturing materials to online settings
  • Use of video for delivery and assessment
  • Long-term challenges post-lockdown, e.g. timetabling repercussions
  • Overcoming infrastructure limitations
  • Domain-specific pedagogical challenges, e.g. evaluation of lo-fi prototyping.

Format 

This workshop will be delivered online over two sessions, with community participation in the form of round-table introductions (on the 16th April), context-setting (of our institutions, courses, students, infrastructure) and a moderated discussion of the problems and brainstorm of solutions which will be followed up in the second session (on the 23rd April).

Expected outcomes

The discussion is expected to collaboratively generate a document with practical tips and strategies (what works, what does not) applicable in the short term, as well as the identification of long-term research questions for the HCI community. 

Organisers

  • Alan Dix (Zoom Host)
    Computational Foundry, Swansea University, UK
  • Adriana Wilde
    Web and Internet Science research group, University of Southampton, UK
  • Anna Vasilchenko
    Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK
  • Chris Evans
    UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), University College London, UK

Registration

If you would like to attend the follow-up sessions, please mail one of the organisers and filling the registration form and we’ll add you to the JISCmail mailing list where we will send joining information.