ICT Case Study
KL310 Part B
I will be discussing how Information Communication Technology is used within the musical theatre department here at Northbrook College within the foundation degree. I will be looking at both positive and negative aspects of using specific technology as a form of assessment and also for personal use of the students to help them find areas for development.
Within the MT department it is questionable how useful ICT is with respect to learning methods and development as the majority of areas of study can be achieved without this as a necessity. However, I feel that ICT can be very productive for certain projects and also for the assessment of practical work.
Video Technology is maybe used within the musical theatre course for methods of assessment, external verification and also for the use of the students to identify areas of their own development. All of the big productions are video recorded as are some of the smaller assessments during term time are recorded. Along with any type of technical equipment there are both positive and negative points to using them.
Areas of Development External Verification
Other Learning Advantages
If a student has been absent from a previous session it can be helpful to watch the lesson back in hope to catch up with the rest of the group. Video footage can also be very useful for choreographic reasons. Some students might benefit from watching something repeatedly to help them pick up a motif. This is seen as a visual aid which can help reach achievable goals for a further range of students. This will particularlyapply to students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Dyslexic students often have difficulties with sequencing and direction. They often find their own effective solutions for things and are extremely hard working because they have to go over things to be assured of learning and this is why watching a video loop back...