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Digital pencasts, or a seminar report on multimodal transcription | eLearning@Liverpool

Pencast

I’m interested in using pencasts (drawings or text annotated by synchronous audio comments) for exploring perceptions around learning (and e-learning) experiences, and recently attended a seminar given on on multimodal transcription by MODE members, Diane Mavers and Jeff Bezemer.

The interest in drawing and diagrams as a research tool came from my involvement in a previous research project when we asked participants to draw diagrams or drawings to talk about their experiences of professional development in schools. Mark O’Brien and I wrote up our experiences on using diagrams and drawings for an article for a journal (IJRME) in 2009. Sparked by this article, Canadian colleagues Muriah Umoquit and Peggy Tso contacted us and since then we have been fruitful in collaborating on the use of diagrams as an interview technique (one output of this is soon to appear in a special issue in IJRME).

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