The main points in the application were:
The funding is required to purchase an iMac computer, new editting software and new video camera, to present all course material on iPods. The aim of the project is to:
Improve the presentation of existing and future practical lesson movies.
Present all course material on iPods for flexible delivery.
Further enhance the course material for the kinaesthetic and visual learning styles of cookery students.
Have the hundreds of gigabits of information stored and backed-up within the polytechnics computer network.
Goals and Outcomes:
To create a full collection of movie clips and photos that covers all the practical dishes produced on the level 3 and 4 cookery programmes.
Film the movies with two cameras then edit the movies on an Apple computer using Final Cut Express to improve the professional appearance of these movies.
Upload the movies and photos to iPod for all cookery students to access whenever they want, without the need for broadband
Too improve storage on movie file to a “backed up system” covered by the Polytechnics IT department away from an external hard drive.
The other funding we have looked at was the AKO fund,
National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence which has "the facility to fund small projects of up to 10k that are designed to improve and/or research tertiary teaching and learning.