Blackboard Tests and Quizzes

Today’s Make one Change covered the Tests Surveys and Pools features within Blackboard.  It seemed to be a popular session, with staff attending from a variety of colleges, not to mention those who were watching via the Live Stream or following on Twitter. Today’s session was simply an overview session…

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It’s Wednesday so it must be Bristol……

It’s Wednesday so it must be Bristol and the Heads of E-Learning Forum or Helf as its known to its friends. Helf according to its website is, ‘a network of senior staff in institutions engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning. We have over 125 nominated Heads from…

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Learning Technology and Innovation

I recently attended a conference run by National Training Resources Limited on the subject of Learning Technology and Innovation.  One of the primary reasons for attending was to try and glean ideas for developing some purely online courses as part of the Work Based Learning Project in Engineering, but also…

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Research in Learning Technology now open access

Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology and is now open access so that access, including back issues, is now available free of charge. The journal aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes…

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Rethinking Education

Michael Wesch has been very influential in framing the debate around e-learning. I first came across him via his video The Machine is Using Us, published in March 2007, and I still use it as an introduction to my Level 1 lab course on Practical Internet Technology. It has 1,358,994…

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Post Digital?

Dave White puts an interesting argument in his TALL blog about the concept of Post Digital. Educational Technologist always being obsessed with the new at the expense of any real progress. Brian Kelly writes an interesting response and includes the following video from the ALT-C fringe, where the issues was…

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Learning Technologists Anonymous?

Many men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Learning Technologists Anonymous since its founding. People who once used learning technology to excess, finally acknowledged that they could not handle learning technology in its current form, and now live a new way of life. 1. We…

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How to Use Social Software in Higher Education

As noted in Alan Cann’s Science of the Invisible, EU funded funded project iCamp has published a handbook on “How to Use Social Software in Higher Education” and it’ll be on my “to read list” over the Easter break. The iCamp site itself looks to be worth monitoring.

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