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Links for week commencing 22nd October

Some interesting social software for learning: Ectohttp://www.ectolearning.com/Their blurb: “Ecto is a hosted, open networked Personal Learning Environment. Use Ecto to transform learning into an interactive, collaborative, and student centered activity. Ecto is the only learning management system built from the ground up on the principles and architecture of social software.”

What does ’embedding’ mean?

One of the “hot topics” at the HEA Pathfinder workshop in York that I attended with the University of Leicester’s Adelie project was the definition of “embedding” – which was important to the description of what the Pathfinder pilots were asked to do. How can an institution measure embedding? What

Wikis – advantages and disadvantages

A wiki is a universally-editable website with minimal formatting. The word comes from the Hawaiian wiki-wiki which means “quick”. Advantages of using wikis in learning and teaching No special software needed Immediate posting of content Low graphics content – fast loading Simple or complex hypertext structure as required Can have

Motivating online students

Keller’s ARCS model of motivation AttentionRelevanceConfidenceSatisfaction How can I offer all these elements in an online course? Attention: make sure the activities are engaging and interesting, perhaps even a bit controversial Relevance: meanwhile, being completely relevant to the subject of study and the context in which they are studying –

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