- 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
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
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.
Keywords: Information literacy training; online training resources; web-based training; design; virtual learning environment; learning management systems; information literacy frameworks
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- Newman University – Xerte in a Health Psychology Module
- Glasgow Caledonian University – Student creation of interactive learning resources using Xerte for authentic assessment
- Glasgow Caledonian University – Students as Active Content Creators: Using Xerte for Assessment in Cyber Psychology
- University of Greenwich – Developing an open education resource to develop digital literacy skills for employability in the Life and Health Sciences
- University of The West of Scotland – Investigating Psychology (Not a case study as such but module descriptor indicating how Xerte was incorporated into the assessment)
- Lancaster University – Developing Online Learning with Engaging Content
- Abertay University – Dundee Business School: Adopt a Company (2014-15) This learning object featured using Xerte for summative assessment in a Business School module.