PowerPoint as a basic image editor


Love it, hate it, want to ignore it – PowerPoint is part of many people’s working and academic lives. But it’s not all bullet points, crappy clip art and watermarked images of authors who forget…

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Students as Partners in Higher Education


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around students having a say in the way they learn and the concept of students as consumers or customers. I read a scathing article about student experience surveys…

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Student Experience Surveys


I recently read an interesting Op Ed piece on why university student experience surveys are inherently flawed. A few sentences about designing learning stood out for me as I grapple with the balance between spoon…

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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 –…

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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…

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