Assessment is a key driver of student learning and at the heart of the student experience. From the student point of view, assessment defines the curriculum. Assessment can be an important route into engaging students in new ways of learning. At the online Learning Futures Festival in November from the
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ELESIG – the Special Interest Group for those interested in Evaluating the Learner Experience of E-Learning – invites academics to a seminar on Impact of learner experience research – digital literacies. It’s on Thursday, 20th November 2008 at the Evolution Suite, Longbridge Technology Park, 1 Devon Way Birmingham B31 2TS.
Central ITV news filmed me in a mini workshop at a school in Nottingham. Yesterday the story ran on prime time local news about the search by a group of young French artists to find the artist who drew Fat Gourg in our Kids on the Net project, Monster Motel.
Stephanie Booth recently posted an argument against threaded conversations on blogs. I have to say that I disagree to a large extent with what she says as well as the people she quotes, although I don’t deny some of her points. I believe that there is a very good case
Is the motivation of online learners changing as the web itself – and the techniques and technologies available to educators – evolves? I was writing about motivation of online learners for the eModerating and Online Tutoring course I’m tutoring next week. I’ve been teaching this unit for a few years
Shell Live Wire A resource and community for young entrepreneurs (young being 16-30). Lots of online tools including testing your business idea, Finance Action Planner and more. WidgetBox A great resource for a variety of widgets you can use on your website, in your blog etc. You can even convert
Principles for user-generated content serviceshttp://www.ugcprinciples.comTo protect copyright in services providing user-uploaded and user-generated audio and video content. It’s good to see copyright being taken account of. But a shame that it’s about commercial content and not that of the users themselves… One thing that sometimes surprised me when I was
The reasons why University staff are considering e-learning in their courses tend to be as varied as the disciplines they come from and almost as varied as the individuals concerned. Some of the drivers are: from above, e.g., Department or Faculty head: “our modules should use the VLE more”; from
The Open University have proved elearning is green (bit of an old study, but I would think computers are even more energy efficient now…) “A study by the Open University found that on average ‘distance/open learning courses used 90% less energy consumption and produced 90% fewer CO2 emissions than the
I’m the convenor of the ELKS community of practice – that’s E-Learning and Knowledge Sharing- and it’s a community of expertise in e-learning in HE, which is run for the UN’s GAID (Global Alliance for ICT in Development) initiative by BDRA out of the University of Leicester. It has several