ISpring Pro for Course videos

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 posting some discoveries I’ve made. Version 7 has a couple of nice features that include allowing for video to take…

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Moodle Groups and Groupings in Moodle 2.7

Before we start Before 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 such as forums, chats, quizzes, choice activities, assignments, SCORM packages, etc. Now that we’ve got that sorted,…

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What I find puzzling, interesting, challenging about my work

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 dare to innovate when they are responsible for courses with hundreds of students.  What sorts of engaging activities…

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