AU Case Studies - Dynamic teaching in European Politics: Using Papershow for interactive group work

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AU Case Studies - Dynamic teaching in European Politics: Using Papershow for interactive group work

DepartmentInternational Politics
Staff MemberDr Elena Korosteleva-Polglase
Technology UsedPapershow
Year2009-10
Click on this video link to watch an interview with Dr Elena Korosteleva-Polglase (Department of International Politics) discussing her learning activity with Papershow.

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Papershow is a new plug-and-play technology that continues the evolution from blackboard-and-chalk-piece to digital drawing tools and the interactive whiteboard.

Meeting the expectation of mobile applications, the Papershow software runs directly from the USB key with no need for a local installation. The Papershow bluetooth pen sends information from the paper as you write, draw or annotate, back to the USB key and appears on the screen in real-time.

Papershow VI by luipermom.

The Papershow kit works seamlessly with Microsoft Powerpoint and is ideal for creating interactive presentations. By printing a Powerpoint presentation onto the special paper that comes with the kit, individual slides may be annotated in real-time and the documentation emailed directly or saved for later use. Alternatively, for more versatile applications, the Papershow kit can be used with the special blank A3 paper.

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By tapping, with the blue tooth pen, on the various menu buttons printed on the paper margin, you can:

  • change the ink colour
  • draw perfect auto-shapes such as arrows, squares or circles
  • use the eraser or clear the screen
  • change the thickness of the nib
  • advance slide transition

Staff at Aberystwyth University are finding many innovative applications of the Papershow technology to enhance their teaching activities, particularly with regards to interactive and collaborative group work. Click on the video link at the top of this page to watch an interview with Dr Elena Korosteleva-Polglase (Department of International Politics) discussing her learning activity with Papershow.

Photos by Luis Perez, used with permission via Creative Commons Licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luipermom/
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