Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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Introduction to and resources about Xerte Toolkits

February 21st, 2017 at 10:02

We’ve had a few queries about how to get started using Xerte Toolkits. Xerte Toolkits is a simple way to create online learning materials. Based on the Xerte software developed here at the University of Nottingham, the template-driven nature of the Toolkits are designed to be an easy way for academics and non-technical staff to [...]

Short course in Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement in March

February 17th, 2017 at 03:02

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement This short online course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate learning online. In this course held in Moodle you’ll learn how to design engaging activities that motivate students and promote learning in [...]

New Moodle training dates winter/spring 2017

January 17th, 2017 at 08:01

New dates have been announced for the Key Moodle Basics training – a two-hour introduction to Moodle for beginners and those who want to beef up their usage.  It’s also suitable for those who are taking up roles where they need access to multiple modules (such as for assessment or to support a School). The [...]

Learner Experience Research MOOC starts Feb

December 19th, 2016 at 07:12

ELESIG are running a free Learner Experience Research (LER) MOOC is for HE and FE and Skills staff who are interested in undertaking action research into learners’ experiences of technologies within an educational setting. The MOOC starts on 27th February 2017, to register and for further information please visit: https://platform.europeanmoocs.eu/course_researching_learners_experienc In this Massive Open Online [...]

Setting up Quizzes in Moodle [video]

October 11th, 2016 at 07:10

Quizzes in  Moodle are a comprehensive way to provide fun quizzes, self-check questions to boost student confidence and (mostly automatically) marked formative assessment. Some of the features include: Question types include multiple choice, true/false, matching, short-answer and numerical calculated with special characters You can re-use questions from the question bank in different quizzes and copy [...]

4 answers to common questions about setting up Moodle modules for the coming year

September 15th, 2016 at 08:09

1. I can’t see my module in my Module Overview list Check that all the modules you are enrolled on are shown on your list: At the bottom of the list of modules, if you have hidden modules, it will say “You have XX modules not shown” You can click ‘Show all modules’ or customise [...]

Gamification in Moodle (Sally Chappell)

September 14th, 2016 at 10:09

Sally Chappell in the School of Life Sciences is our guest today, posting about gamification in her Moodle modules. This project aims to introduce game-based elements to the “Molecular Basis of Genetic Disorders” module, which is part of the MSc Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics, a 1-year, full-time course. The module is currently being redesigned to [...]

Moodle training – Key Moodle Basics course dates in late August / September 2016

August 29th, 2016 at 08:08

Key Moodle Basics is an introduction to Moodle as it is used in the University of Nottingham. It’s a two-hour session with lots of hands-on practice and opportunity to ask questions. This session is suitable for anyone who’s new to Moodle or who would like a refresher.  It’s suitable for academics, administrators and support staff [...]

Assessing students with video #3: Examples from HE

July 5th, 2016 at 09:07

In the third in our series about assessing students by asking them to create videos, we look at three examples from other HE institutions in the past few years. Professor Marcos Martinon-Torres, UCL Archaeology, used video to boost student engagement in an undergraduate archeaometallurgy module. In the blog post Would a student travel 270 miles [...]

eLearning Forum Asia

June 30th, 2016 at 07:06

Michelle Zheng, Roger Zhang and Chao Meng, learning technology colleagues from the Ningbo campus of the University of Nottingham report: From 13th to 15th June 2016, we attended the eLearning Forum Asia 2016 in Shanghai. The theme of this forum was Linking learning technologies with learning science. The conference topics included several recent developments in [...]