Swivl is an easy and cost effective way to capture and add video to your classroom. With Swivl, your IOS device becomes a personal cameraman with a wireless microphone. To start recording lectures in your classroom, all you need is an iPhone, the Swivl app on your iPhone, and a Swivl. In addition to the classroom, you can easily capture and share other learning experiences like office hours, labs, and working sessions. Swivl is an app that you download to your iPhone but it also works with collaboration tools like Adobe Connect and Ustream.
Mrs. Amber Hug, a biology instructor at Harding University has been using Swivl this school year to record lab sessions. “I have enjoyed using the Swivl very much. It has allowed me to record techniques that I want my students to perform in my labs. I plan to use the Swivl more to make videos outside of lab time to have ahead of time for the students to use in preparing for lab.”
Amber uses the Swivl as a mechanism to review lab procedures before exams. She posts the videos online to Youtube through her free Harding provided account and then links to them from Canvas for students to view.