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eBooks and Printed Books

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For my own classes this academic year, I have provided links to both eBook libraries and specific publications with the result that predictably, perhaps, very little by way of actual physical books appearing, but is this always the case.

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Innovation Showcase

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Mahara is integrated with our Moodle system, and provides the tools to set up your own personal learning and development environment; used mainly in our Work Based Learning Projects for Foundation Degree students.

Migrating Moodle

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Though I always try to avoid cross-posting, which is why I am only providing a link to my OpenSim blog here, this week saw my HE students begin their adventures on a virtual field trip to Isidis Planitia, that’s on the surface of Mars, and not by coincidence landing point of the Beagle spacecraft well it is in OpenSim anyway.

Creately Web Based Diagramming Tool

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You will find that in creating a new document the examples list will provide sets of templates, some of which seem to be partially complete, these would be particularly useful for teaching.

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Blended Learning

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Maybe its just coincidence, well of course it is, but this week seems to have been full of requests and postings coming my way on blended online learning.

Well worth a Listen

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Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm.

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Training starts for 2013

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After each training session I am going to provide coaching for everybody on a one-2-one basis, which I think is going to prove valuable for us all including myself, so I will be blogging on just that as we move through the Winter Term, so please stay in touch

The mythologies of eLearning

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Well start of the new year here and time to commence some new work on e-Learning, a term that I must confess I am looking forward in many ways to replacing or at least redefining.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Lets try audio

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Depending upon your own approach to providing feedback, whether you read the whole document first or comment a section at a time, moving over to audio really makes little difference. Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought.

Newsletter,feedback and eMaterials

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One aspects of eLearning that I have been very keen to get established is a newsletter.

First week of 2012

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Migration, Migration As part of the college merger project, the Christmas break has been used to migrate Orpington College Moodle vle away from hosting with ULCC and onto our own internal servers, a move that involved a change from unix/Linux to Windows.

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The LMS is Dead!

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partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Moodle training news

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The thrust behind the proposal is that for some students, finding themselves timetabled into rooms with no computing facilities, wouldn’t it be a good idea to provide some low cost, low spec netbooks and make use of the college WiFi provide access to web resources including Cloud apps.

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Techno rant but not really

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I was at little gathering recently when I overheard a conversation between delegates from a college who had apparently made the case that engagement and achievement would be improved simply by providing students with access to the very latest technologies.

Creating a Moodboard

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The application provides you with a canvas to create your board on, the facility to upload your own images and you get some basic editing tools, and to save the final version as a jpeg.

e-Factor Conference

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A provider may deliver a combination of provision, such as: community learning, apprenticeships and courses where a qualification is the main learning aim. Inspection of the Quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and the impact it has on the quality of learning, provides direct evidence. The inspector will usually provide feedback to the person observed. Yesterday 27th June 2012 I went along to the RSC e-Factor “It’s all about the learner event” in London.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

End of Year Conference

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I was asked this week to provide a short session on using our Moodle vle for the for our end of year Teaching and Learning Conference here at the College. As you will have read from other posts on this blog I am taking every opportunity to provide the widest expose possible for Wimba Create this academic year, so the second half is sorted.

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eProject Requests

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Links to Wallwisher provide extended to parts of classes. Since the email went out here at college offering staff the opportunity to apply for funded learning projects I have so far received a number of applications.

Flipping the class with Ed Ted

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Well after your material has been shared, you simply log-in to the service and see who viewed the lesson, the number of questions they attempted, the answers they provided, in the case of multiple choice questions, even the incorrect responses; though it seems this last feature does require permissions from the student. Not so much about Moodle in this blog post, but of equal importance materials that you can use as part of your course.

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Computing in the cloud

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According the the definition in Wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing "Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as a service over the Internet". Having problems with reliable services, or platforms where you are right now?

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.

Note taking any where

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I was talking to one of my colleagues recently who, with some enthusiasm has embraced the idea of eLearning to such an extent that all of his students now arrive at class not with a notebook and pen, but a wireless enabled laptop!

Starting to use LAMS

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The first LAMS sequence involves just a Noteboard and combined Resources / Forum to provide the scenario, scaffolding and communication, in what will essentailly be a practice paper.

LAMS Activity Planner

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LAMS Activity Planner beta The LAMS Activity Planner is a new layer on top of LAMS that provides pre-built templates to help teachers rapidly build quality e-learning activities.

New Virtual Learning Environments

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In the first they simply used a note-card giver that provided them a wind strength script, that they placed into a simple block prim, every time they touch the prim, the chat channel display wind speed.

20 video sites

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I suppose my principle source for this has been YouTube, but I just came across a useful list of 20 sites that provide content, in most cases its free and though with some they do actually include YouTube, I still think its worth tagging, anyway see what you think here's the linkOne media that I am increasing making use of these days is movies.

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Having received the assignment, as a teacher you can then provide scoring and feedback. Are you trying to Twitter with students, I like to, but network filtering has started to become more than a problem of late. So how about a microblogging system that has been designed specifically for teachers and students? If you have not seen it yet, then take a look at Edmodo. In essence similar to Twitter, but with some functionality to support classroom activities.

FOTE at Imperial College

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If you have yet to hear of Huddle and it was new to me, then its basically a web based application that provides a collaborative file sharing workspace that encourages us to make use of the best of the and new application. I went along to the FOTE event yesterday. FOTE is a one-day conference aimed at looking into the technologies, trends and core drivers that will impact the academic sector over the next 18 months to 3 years.

Starting to use LAMS

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This is not really LD, but does provide a first class visual tracking and progress system, which just goes to show that I am not exempt from accommodation by adaptation. Set up a new domain for our Moodle courses this week at [link] and started to make some use of LAMS.

More time for teaching

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With the assignment submitted on-line, I have been able to provide some initial grading impressions and timely hint-n-tip type individual feedback, a welcome improvement all round on the old weekly review slot, which I can now use for teaching, WOW

Growing demand for Moodle

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Its looks as if I may need to revise one of the earlier posts where I expressed the view there would not be many more takers for Moodle training before September start, when today's calls to our admin office resulted in us having to arrange two training sessions for next week.

Where did that file go?

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Recently I came across the DCC,(Digital Curation Centre), The DCC provide HE & FE with future-proof best practice on digital content preservation: harmonised with available content storage.

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