Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More

Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education

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Ice spiral

We’ve been thinking a lot about learning environments in higher education, and have started to develop a set of design principles

Fitbit for Education

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  photo by Lee Bennett cc licence on Flickr There are a number of challenges we are now facing with learner analytics. In our 2016 LTIF project we have a number of courses providing meaningful feedback to students, however, we are not able to at present provide meaningful comparisons of activity between these courses. The great advantage of the x-Api … Read More

Why University Learning Management Systems are the temporary classrooms of today

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A portable classroom

Be warned, I’m about to torture an analogy. You might want to look away if you’re squeamish. Growing up in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s I went to a local high school along with 1800 other kids. To cope with the numbers the local education authority had installed some ‘temporary’ classrooms. They were used long before my  7 years at that … Read More