Problem-based vs project-based learning

Finally understand the relationship between Problem-based and Project-based learning. Problem-based learning CAN BE a TYPE of Project- based learning. Project-based learning can be prescriptive and low on the Bloom’s/whatever scale (as in an assignment – you will do X using Y method to achieve Z outcome). It can be semi prescriptive (here is a prob, pick from these solutions or here is a prob – but only explore it in the context of the topic/subject…

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Moodle filters – auto linking course activities

Here’s a quick brain dump post on a feature of Moodle that I had overlooked. When the Auto-link activities filter is activated, you don’t have to use absolute links in a book or page on the Moodle course to link to an activity. You just need to type in the activity name verbatim and it will create a relative link.  Beautiful for when you restore a course and don’t want to make substantial changes.

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Here’s why I’m advocating no choice in eportfolio platforms

At the university at which I work, some instructors feel it is too restrictive to insist students use the ePorfolio platform provided. Some instructors allow students to use whatever they want, others are unsure. Is it okay to allow freedom of choice in the type of ePortfolio tool students use? Hmmmm… I pondered this for a while. But when I heard that students and some instructors felt that ePorfolio assignments could and should be submitted…

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Is VR leapfrogging over virtual worlds?

Years ago in Second Life, I experienced a sim that allowed you to add a small program to your avatar (HUD – heads up display) in order to experience the sites and sounds of a person with schizophrenia. It was chilling, heartbreaking and gave me a window into a world I knew little about. Last night I caught the tail end of a BBC report on Radio National about the use of Virtual Reality headsets…

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