Xerte Online Toolkits

Xerte LogoWhat?

  • Rapidly create quality interactive learning resources or get learners creating for each other.
  • Use Xerte objects online or export and use offline where connectivity is limited.
  • Put together different page types for different pedagogical purposes – eg presenting information, exploring alternative viewpoints, and assessing understanding or providing open ended explorations.
  • Easy to share and adapt other’s learning resources.
  • Instant online – click Publish and set the object property to Public and your learning resource is viewable on the web at the url supplied.
  • Mobile friendly – html5 export works on a range of smartphones and tablet devices.
  • Set more quizzes but do less marking

Why?

Xerte enables users to easily create accessible, interactive, engaging e-learning resources, with no programming knowledge required.

What are the benefits for both creators and users?
  • Tutors can create quality interactive learning resources, and students can also create resources for each other.
  • Xerte learning objects can be used online, or exported and used offline where connectivity is limited. It is also easy to share and adapt others’ learning resources
  • Xerte can be easily embedded in, or linked to, Blackboard
  • You can put together different page types for different pedagogical purposes: presenting information, exploring alternative viewpoints, summative assessment, interactivity etc
  • Instant online access: click ‘Publish’ and set the object property to Public, and your learning resource is viewable on the web at the url supplied
  • Mobile friendly: the html5 export works on a wide range of smartphones and tablet devices
  • Set more quizzes but do less marking: create self-marking quizzes enabling learners to self-test with instant feedback

Where?

CPD Module on Getting Started with Xerte:

Research & Literature

Kelt, Chapter 16 – Parallel Lines: A Look at Some Common Issues in the Development, Repurposing, and Use of Online Information Literacy Training Resources at Glasgow Caledonian University, In Distributed Learning, Chandos Publishing, 2017, Pages 285-303, ISBN 9780081005989, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100598-9.00016-7.

(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780081005989000167)

Keywords: Information literacy training; online training resources; web-based training; design; virtual learning environment; learning management systems; information literacy frameworks

Vickerstaff, R. (2015). Implementation of technology enhanced learning pedagogy and impact on employability and learning within engineering education frameworks (Order No. 10085237). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1783894985). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1783894985?accountid=14680

Hockings, C., Brett, P., & Terentjevs, M. (2012). Making a difference-inclusive learning and teaching in higher education through open educational resources. Distance Education, 33(2), 237-252. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1034609441?accountid=14680

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