Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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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 [...]

Assessing students with video #2: two-minute video pitch

June 28th, 2016 at 09:06

In the second in our series on assessing students using video, Jackie Andrews reports on using a two-minute video presentation exercise as part of the assessment for a Nottingham Advantage Award module, Enactus Nottingham.  As part of this, students work on social enterprises, building and running projects and businesses. They put a lot of work [...]

Giving credit to the author [Moodle images #2]

June 24th, 2016 at 09:06

Angelique Bodart writes: 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 [...]

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 [...]