Xerte Online Toolkits

What? 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…

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OpenScholar – A Tool for Building Staff and project websites

Blackboard is a great tool for building course web sites. The Content Management System (CMS) used by the web office and various departments on campus is a reasonable content management system that Colleges, Schools and Departments can use (with training) to build decent Departmental teaching and Research Group showcase sites.…

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Bye bye BECTA…….. who's next?

So BECTA is one of the first victims of the government’s spending cuts. Could it be the start of greater scrutiny of education IT projects? Will there be others to follow? As Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent for the BBC notes, BECTA “has been criticized for being captured by technology suppliers…

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Group work unfair?

Although collaborating in groups is a common way of working and to be able to do it well is an important skill, students often argue that group assessment is unfair. “We did all the work and Chris did nothing but still gets the same mark us. How is that fair?”…

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