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Moodle 2.5 running and OK

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Well we have a Moodle 2.5 instance up and running, so in the last couple of days I have been taking those snatched opportunities to run some testing of resources and browse through the many new features that the versions offers. Given the work that I am focusing on at the moment with implementing eLearning using scorm materials I was more than a little impatient to confirm that the launching and tracking of objects worked as before and of course they do, and why not.

Games and Learning

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Not sure really weer am with the idea of Game Based Learning (GBL),but then I have yet to try it out. Sure I have been using both Second Life and OpenSim for some years now, but they are for me simulations not games. And so I was pleased stumble across a web site that offered an planning toolkit.

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Serious about eLearning

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If you have been reading this blog and any others of a similar nature, then I guess it will go without saying that in answer to the post title, you most certainly are serious about eLearning.

eBooks and Printed Books

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I recall back in the early days of our vle here at College one of my selling points was that having materials in digital form would save not only on paper, but also those trips to the print room, and indeed this remains the case.

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Migrating Moodle

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The last couple of weeks including the usual half term have certainly been busy given that we took the opportunity to move a Moodle vle from a Linux to Windows platform. I can now say that apart from a couple of misplaced course units and what appears to be an issue with the odd mime type the whole exercise has run very smoothly. Being a merged college as we are, we now have two instances of the Moodle running on a single server and it all seems to be holding up extremely well.

Creately Web Based Diagramming Tool

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A little bit of cross posting between my blogs here but if you have use for a diagramming tool and not come across Creately yet, then I think it is well worth paying a visit to the site. There are a number of pricing models available, including a free version that has plenty of features.

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Thinking Moodle Theme Design

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I have been taking a loom at the some options for templates this last week and came across an couple of site that seemed to have some useful and I thought interesting content. The first was Themza.

Are you ready Tin Can

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If you have been around the Mood le vle or for that matter any vle for a while, then you will have I am sure over the years developed and or deployed in support of eLearning various scorm packages.

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Running Turnitin for Moodle

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A busy half tern for me last week as it turned out because I was scheduled to deliver training for Turnitin to staff on the coming Monday, which is today. There were some technical difficulties with getting the installation to actually work in our version of Moodle , but I am more than pleased to say that Turnitin were really helpful in getting over those problems. We finally had it up and running by Monday 28 Oct, so not a lot of time as it turned out to put those training materials together.

iPads and the word eLearning

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While our work here at the college continues with the iPad trials, I am always interested to read and discover from the work of others in using tablet technology.

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Facebook for Educators

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I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. In one particular year, I certainly managed to get pretty much wholesale agreement with using the social network for both easy contact and handing out achievement comments’ and graphical badges and general course information. In the following year, a similar attempt led to me being almost completely unfriended, strange?

New eLearning Projects Approved

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Well I am pleased to say that the eLearning project proposals have all been approved. We are currently in the process of generating an instance of Open Simulator for one and the iPad’s will be arriving soon for the other. One late request was from myself for the acquisition by the college of a licence for Wimba Create. For those of you out there who remember courseGenie, Create is the new incarnation. This is in fact all part of our phased Moodle rollout, detail below.

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200 Resources and Counting

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Scooping Links for Moodle

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When it comes to presenting a course in Moodle I often find myself trying to think of alternatives to the default means of materials presentation through the links to documents and websites approach, and the other day I discovered Scoopit.

Teaching & Learning Conference

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Last we week had our Teaching & Learning Conference day here at the College, and as part of that I was asked to deliver a session on eLearning.

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Moodle 2.0 Making the Leap at RSC

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In common with a lot of colleges, universities and institutes running Moodle 1.x, we are now beginning to consider the way forward for migration to Moodle 2, not least because it seems support for Moodle 1.x will cease this coming summer.

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Study Stack Flash Cards

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I wonder if you have come across Study Stack yet.

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Making Mobile Learning Work

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Thinking about and talking to the project team as I am right now regarding the likely and best use of our new iPad’s when the initial project ends.

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Search Tip and more

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Just a thought on searching the web for information particular with regard to education, how about incorporating the "site:" command into the string, so the it becomes "site:edu". To search for Mathematics the search would become site: edu mathematics.

How to use Google MyMaps

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Found this really useful introduction to creating media rich resources. I have made use of Google maps a number of times in past as part of lectures and class exercises, and they certainly represent a good means of engagement, as part of a vle lesson plan

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The C# While Loop

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C# Variables

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Moodle Journal - Untitled Article

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I find that one thing this time of year gives me and I am sure the same is true for other Moodlers, is the time to look around at what is happening out there and to get on with new projects, more of that later.

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Upgrading to Moodle 3

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As a Moodlerooms client we have recently been upgraded Moodle 3 here at the College and as such I have been particularly interested in some of the new features that come along with that.

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Is your VLE cognitive?

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As I recall, it was at least few ago now that I first started to hear the term Student Analytics banded around in the corridors of eLearning, around the time of the 2012 Horizon Report.

1 Minute CPD

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So how is CPD going with you? It has certainly been better for me as far as training is concerned and I am not just talking about Moodle and its array of activities in general. Of course I could conclude that this is because the training delivery has been so effective that there is no longer the same need; hopefully true to some extent. Looking on the bright side though, it would seem that if you have been having a similar experience then we are not alone.

Motivation

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While effectively we are at that time of academic year when everything is winding up and results being agreed and closed off, it is also the time before everyone begins heading for the sun, distant parts or something else, for staff development sessions.

Minted Cubism

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As a new round of training comes along, I start to think about how well my training sessions have run in the past ,and to what extent they have achieved their desired effect.

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