Audio assessment – Moodle Flash plugin or third party site – or both?

I’ve been thinking a lot about authentic, contextual assessment lately and it occurs to me that audio assessment in the human services industry really makes a whole lot of sense in some instances.  In one of the Australian Institute of Social Relations courses for Financial Counsellors, learners are asked to write and submit their opening statement to clients. Yet, when they are in front of a client, they’re not likely to be reading it off a…

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Moodle plugin review: Checklist

For a while now, one of our online educators creates a check list for learners  to download and fill in at the end of each learning module. This gives them a chance to see what activities and assessments and evidence of competency are required on one page and also ensures they have completed what they need to in order to move onto the next module of learning. Enter Moodle 2.2 and with it completion tracking…

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Activity reports in Moodle courses

This is another messy brain dump because I’ve had to look this up more than twice… To be able to access activity reports in Moodle courses – The site admin must ensure that the Navigation block is active The course owner must add the Navigation block (The course owner can decide whether or not learners can see their own Activity reports in course settings) OR If you are afraid the Navigation block will confuse students (you…

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YouTube Caption fixing – down and dirty tutorial

YouTube’s Close Captioning results in word salad – but it’s easy to fix. Here is a pictorial on it – it’s not pretty, but hope it’s useful. Needed to do this in a hurry: Step 1: Run Captions, let YouTube do its thing. When finished, play again and see result. Click Edit Captions and Subtitles.Step 2:  Click The pencil to view the machine transcription Step 3: I don’t bother editing here – I like to…

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Again with YouTube downloads

Just a quickie post here in response to a question from a friend starting a new job: Tell your colleagues that YouTube's terms of service are located   http://www.youtube.com/t/terms and are unambiguous:   Section 4: General Use of the Service—Permissions and Restrictions Part C You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Service itself, the Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.  …

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