Introducing Blackboard, Pebble Pad and LEAP

Some of you may of heard of the Blackboard Quest that we use in the School of Engineering to ease our first year students into our MLE of choice! This year the quest was expanded a little to take in brief tours of Pebble Pad (the new Personal Learning System…

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Something for the weekend!

Adding an announcement to one of my Blackboard sites with the new Google Chrome browser I noticed that the text area control has a grow-box feature. This enables you to drag a text area to make it bigger which is particularly useful if you have to enter a lot of…

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Presenting the Web on the Web with Flowgram

On reading my RSS feeds today, I came across Flowgram, a new online presentation application that combines elements of SlideShare (it can handle PowerPoint presentations and audio narration) with a feature that allows live web pages and RSS feeds to appear in the presentation. The site itself describes a flowgram…

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Conectivism course

A real interesting event for people involved in e-learning and learning technology is the new course by George Siemens and Stephen Downes on connectivism. It has awakened my interest in blogging again as I would like to contribute to the network. So far 1600 people worldwide interested in the subject…

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Google Chrome

A major development in e-learning technology this week was Google’s September 2nd announcement and simultaneous release of a new web browser called “chrome”. Chrome is the term used for the user interface (menu bar, toolbar, tabs) in the browser. A key design feature of Google Chrome is to minimize Chrome’s…

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e-learning reading group?

It has been suggested that we try an e-learning reading group – a monthly get together over lunch to discuss a particular article or book relating to e-learning. We’re thinking about starting sometime in October. What do you think? Would you attend? Any suggestions for readings?

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Blackboard – the future

Blackboard inc have released some video presentations about their Project NG (Next Generation) this is the hybred product that includes the final best of breed integration of WebCT and Blackboard into a single product. The presentation is not yet complete and more will be released as it becomes available. Nor…

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Going Global, Going Public

Dean Shareski an Educational Technologist and advocate of the educational benefits of on-line sharing (See: Lesson #1: Share), has posted another pod- and slide cast in which he discusses some issues around being on-line, dispels some myths and considers the advantages of sharing. The presentation has a primary school perspective,…

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