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The University of Alicante sets in motion a service for developing multimedia teaching projects: fragUA


Alicante, 14 February 2011

The new service will promote the use of ICT in university teaching

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, 15 February, the University of Alicante will have a new service aimed at promoting the use of information technologies and communication in university teaching, called "fragUA".

FragUA is a service offered by the Vice President for Technology and Educational Innovation ithrough the University Library, in collaboration with the Computing Service, for the development of multimedia teaching projects by providing the necessary equipment and resources and appropriate training for its use. It is a means to improve teaching through the use of new technologies and to promote the generation of new teaching materials, especially those of audiovisual type. Among the latter, we can stand out pUAs (UA training pills), which enable the recording of short videos from a presentation (power point or similar) without special training in audiovisual by teachers.

Juan José Bayona, director of the University Library Secretariat, says that this service also offers information on intellectual property and search systems of suplementary materials.

This new service at the University of Alicante will also include a Virtual Reality Lab and motion capture aimed at generating animations.

To mark the opening of fragUA, the University of Alicante has proposed to hold a  series of welcome sessions which will start tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th February and finish on Friday,  18th.  February.  The sessions are aimed at the practical demonstration of the use of the service and include a visit to the new facilities on the ground floor of the Main Library, next to the Media Library. Similarly, those responsible for fragUA, have planned some training sessions, which will begin on March, focussed on issues and tools relevant to the teaching-learning process.



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