HNC Animal Care Students Collaborate within PowerPoint Presentations

With the confidence gained and witnessing the huge benefits in using the Digital Classroom with the HND Animal Care students, Animal Care lecturer (Claire Hodgkins) and the e-Learning Developer (Ali Hastie) at Barony Campus have developed an outcome for the Small Animal Husbandry Unit. As part of Learning Outcome 2 of their assessment, students will individually digitally record the planning, design and implementation of an animal enrichment program of their chosen animal.

Starting with building collaboration, digital and research skills as an ice breaker, teams accessed ‘basic’ Microsoft PowerPoint templates within their Moodle course in which contained specific animals asking animal enrichment related questions within each slide. Uploading the template PowerPoints and working collaboratively online through Office365, student teams produced and presented ‘awesome’ informative PowerPoint presentations answering all questions appropriately.  So much so, with the lecturer’s request, students will act as Student Ambassadors in sharing best practice to teaching staff in getting the best out of Microsoft PowerPoint.

From this template PowerPoint presentation:

To the Blue Team’s awesome PowerPoint Presentation:

With true team dynamics in place and learning about each other’s individual projects, teams will progress in supporting one another in using video Apps for recording, editing and embedding digital evidence within their individual online Journals and e-Portfolio (Mahara) assessments on their enrichment programs.