LectureMonkey 5.6 includes new features that enable teachers to use lecture capture and active learning learning in ANY CLASSROOM! It requires no infrastructure or IT support – just an iPhone (or a browser) and an Internet connection.
Teachers (or students) can load their lecture PDF or Powerpoint into LectureMonkey, either at the start of class, by using the PDF download button ( – actually you can also load MS Powerpoint files as well) after you start a capture.
You will be asked to select you lecture file from the web or Dropbox. You can also load the lecture before hand by going to menu screen and selecting Prefetch:
Once loaded you can use LectureMonkey to present you lecture to the class just use the forward and previous buttons ( ) to flip between your slides, like you would with any clicker. If you set the share level of your lecture to “University” or “Public” as you click through your slides, they are beamed to your students iPhones (if the have an android device, they can use LectureMonkey through the LectureMonkey website). They can view the lecture in portrait (along with the comments list):
or in landscape full screen:
It will also be beamed to the LectureMonkey website (for Android and laptop users), and if you have a PC connected to a projector you can project the presentation in fullscreen mode:
If you have set the share level to private, the slides won’t be beamed, and students won’t be able to add comments. You can still show the presentation on the web by logging on to your own LectureMonkey account, the slides will be shown there.
If have set the share level to “University” or “Public” students will be able to add comments (which are immediately beamed to their classmates), and the can take an image (e.g. image of a board) and that will be shown as part of the presentation.
When you are done – the audio, presentation, comments and images are all combined into a single recording which is made available to all the participants.
There you have it – all the ingredients you need for active learning and a flipped classroom – with out the need for expensive equipment or IT support. There is nothing out there like – try it for both your students and yourself. I promise you will be pleased with the results.
Here a quick video demo: