Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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Giving credit to the author [Moodle images #2]

June 24th, 2016 at 09:06

Someone once told me about a time they went to a conference to learn about others’ research on their subject of interest, only to hear their own research spouted back to them by one of the speakers, without any acknowledgement.  When you put hard work into creating something, the last thing you want to happen [...]

Assessing students with video #1: video presentation on a topic

June 21st, 2016 at 09:06

Increasingly, lecturers are asking students to upload video as part of their module or course assessment. There are many ways to submit video, including uploading to YouTube and submitting a URL, and adding a video to a shared drive. At the University of Nottingham one of the options available for assessment in Moodle allows students [...]

Enhancing your module with images [Moodle images #1]

June 17th, 2016 at 01:06

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, but they can also be a way to encourage you to read the words as they draw your eye as you scroll down.  Images break up text and give the reader a rest from reading. They enhance the look of a page by adding a bit of colour. The [...]

Can I upload materials to Moodle without breaching copyright?

June 8th, 2016 at 09:06

If the material you’re uploading was written by you, or you have permission from the copyright holder, then you can freely upload material to Moodle or use it in lectures and presentations.  With the usual disclaimer about us not being lawyers, there are some common sense approaches to take when considering copyright in preparing materials [...]

Copyright and e-learning: recording of T & L Seminar on 9 Mar 2016

April 20th, 2016 at 08:04

On 9 March 2016 our Teaching and Learning Seminar was on Copyright and e-learning: everything you need to know but were afraid to ask, with Tony Simmonds as our speaker, aiming to bust myths about copyright and map out the real dos and don’ts, giving staff confidence to reuse images, video and text to support [...]

Gamification and Ludology: recordings of T & L Seminar on 6 April 2016

April 19th, 2016 at 09:04

The theme for our 6 April 2016 Teaching & Learning Seminar was Gamification and Ludology, and their application in teaching and learning. Games industry veteran Andy Chambers (Games Workshop, Activision-Blizzard) spoke about gamification within commercial settings and its value in maintaining the player base of long-running games such as  World of Warcraft, Warhammer 40,000 and Starcraft. Players [...]

Inspiration from the Xerte conference 2016

April 18th, 2016 at 07:04

Last Thursday’s Xerte conference (14 April 2016) proved to be a motherlode of inspiration and examples of wonderful Xerte projects from diverse contexts.  Xerte is used by institutions large and small. This map of users is just the beginning (tweet @patlockley to be added to the map if you’re not on it) The first keynote [...]

Teaching & Learning Seminar: Facilitating online learning: Wed 4th May

April 12th, 2016 at 07:04

Our next Teaching and Learning Seminar is our annual visit to Sutton Bonington to coincide with the monthly Farmers’ Market. The speakers will all focus on facilitating online learning, both in wholly online and in blended courses. James Roscoe is part of the AgriFood Advanced Training Partnership (AATP). The AATP offers a number of distance learning [...]

The Hotseat #2 Advantages, disadvantages and tips

March 31st, 2016 at 10:03

Yesterday’s post introduced the idea of a Hotseat – by no means a new idea – it’s something we adopted and adapted rather than invented!  A way to have a time-limited but not entirely synchronous discussion. Features of a Hotseat include that it involves a special guest or is lecturer-led, it is clearly time-limited, it [...]

Somewhere between a synchronous and an asynchronous event: the Hotseat #1

March 30th, 2016 at 10:03

During our online and blended courses in Moodle and in FutureLearn, we often hold synchronous events such as webinars, in Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Skype, or other appropriate technologies. However, it is sometimes not appropriate for one reason or another to hold a short synchronous event – for example, because the speaker isn’t comfortable with [...]