Another MOOC – this time #OpenBadges and Professional Credentials

As if my MOOC failure rate isn’t bad enough, I’ve signed up for another MOOC in the vain hope that I’ll complete it (only 1 completion out of 6 so far). This one is run 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 …

Using video: from passive viewing to active learning

Emily Moore has written this great introduction in the Faculty Focus: online magazine: “From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos”. Please read the original as it Read More …

Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech

I’m a Learning Technologist. Regular readers will know I have an interest in using, and understanding how we can use, Social Media and Social Networks with students and learning. It’s not just about helping students 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 …

7 Myths in the Online Classroom

Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. This article from eLearn Magazine “7 Student Myths of the Online Classroom” highlights some Read More …

Sources in Student Writing

Turnitin have produced two infographics on the sources in student writing: “Turnitin’s annual study examines the sources students use in their written work and the implications of their choices. This study was conducted for both Read More …

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: The Learning Ecology

After several years of trying to get the UK Blackboard Users Conference it seems 2013 (and the 13th conference – it’s a teenager!) is my lucky year. The theme for the 13th Annual Durham Blackboard Read More …