ISpring Pro for Course videos

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ISpring is software that adds a plug in to PowerPoint that allows you to create embedded, narrated presentations with the option to record webcam video and upload resources with your presentation. I use it and so do my current work colleagues because it is part of the toolkit provided. I’m not endorsing it – just… Continue reading ISpring Pro for Course videos

Moodle Groups and Groupings in Moodle 2.7

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Before we startBefore we delve into groups and groupings, it’s important to remember that Moodle divides what is added to Moodle into two broad categories: activities and resources.Resources consist of the passive content you add to a course – documents, files, pages, books, galleries, website links and labels.Activities are what you provide for student interaction… Continue reading Moodle Groups and Groupings in Moodle 2.7

What I find puzzling, interesting, challenging about my work

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I‘m starting my Master’s degree study again and the first step of my first assignment is to think about my professional life and work identify a few areas or topics I find particularly interesting, puzzling or challenging or about which I feel passionate.So here goes – some public free-writing:1) I’m interested in how instructors could possibly… Continue reading What I find puzzling, interesting, challenging about my work

On the “authenticity” of reflecting for a mark

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I’ve been talking quite a lot with educators about embedding reflective practice and the use of ePortfolios throughout courses and programs. So in reviewing the papers and sessions that caught my eye at ASCILITE2014 in Dunedin, I wanted to share this one.This cross-university team responded to student feedback that reflections that are marked are not… Continue reading On the “authenticity” of reflecting for a mark

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on teachable moments

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This clip may be old but then again, so is the problem: some learners can and will take basic concepts and apply them incorrectly. As educators and communicators, we have to be able to recognise what’s happening and find multiple pathways in to knowledge. I watched this clip and then thought up ways afterwards that… Continue reading Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on teachable moments