How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?

For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably no more than 4 minutes, definitely no more than 6.” Read More …

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). I bought it second hand in ’97 from John Cooper Garages (JCG) in West Sussex, and the legendary John Cooper himself Read More …

Interview with Peter Reed, #EdTechBook chapter author

As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. In this third post I talk to Read More …

Year in Review / 2013

Welcome to a final few thoughts on and about 2013: what did I do, what did I read, what did I achieve, what did I miss, what did I not do … you get the Read More …

Lecture Capture: Pedagogy, policy and support #lborolc13

Date: July 3rd, 2013 Location: Loughborough University Details: “Pedagogy, policy and support: taking lecture capture to the next level” Twitter hashtag: #lborolc13 With discussions taking place around the College and University about the merits and Read More …

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.3 #edcmooc

Week three and into ‘block 2’ of the five week Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Are we leaving the bliss of utopia behind, or will be building on the fear of Read More …

Reading: “Students and recorded lectures: survey on current use and demands for higher education”

I’ve been interested for quite a while now in the use of recorded ‘lectures’ (for want of a better word) in learning materials for distance learners. Do these kinds of recording help students ‘learn’? This Read More …