Reflecting on Vyclone

Last week my colleague Kate and I met Thom in the cafe to learn about Vyclone. As their website states, Vyclone “is a social video platform that lets you co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment, effortlessly” (

The process was relatively effortless. We ended up co-creating a couple of short clips, one where I reflected on some of the tools I’ve been learning about in the #mosomelt course and ways I’ve benefited from using other teaching & learning tools:

and the other where Kate and I reflected on the experience of being in a small, but committed Community of Practice this semester:

Before Kate arrived Thom also demonstrated that the ability to co-create should not be limited to one’s co-creators being real people when he used his recently purchased cake to prop up an additional device so we could record three perspectives with only the two of us! The cake actually was the best at keeping their device still so was clearly a much quicker learner than me.

Back in the office, Kate and I decided to practice our new film-making skills by creating a brief clip about the ways in which we thought we could use Vyclone:

I wish we’d had the cake involved instead of me as I managed to forget to start to record and then had my finger over the lens for most of the time! But life is for learning!

I think students would enjoy using this App. It is straightforward to use and its co-creative nature reflects some of the values that we try to instill in our teaching – working together and recognising different perspectives.