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Three tips for good design in Moodle courses

Moodle has been used for over 10 years, and yet ‘What comprises a good Moodle course’? is still a hot topic. Some top tips from Yong Liu include: 1) Mobile learning is key, and gamification is built in as much as … Continue reading

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The politics of technology….

A lot of things went through my mind as I read Denis McGrath’s post, Are Hi-tech solutions contingent on Lo-tech solutions? Many of these thoughts were loosely related wonderings (so please be patient ;-p). Denis starts from the “premise that all artifacts we … Continue reading

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Designing learning that matters? How might shift in understanding be captured?

This session by Sarah Martin and Chris Bradbeer was opened and the presentation team was introduced. The Stonefields School was also described (it is pretty new, and only opened its gates in Feb 2011), as well as their focus on the … Continue reading

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Designing learning spaces…some thoughts and resources

English: The media suite at Albany Senior High School, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There is a growing interest in designing flexible learning spaces that will provide opportunities for students (of all ages) to learn in a space that best … Continue reading

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How are we engaging all learners? Ideas and examples

Tody’s webinar (25 July 2012) was facilitated by Karen Melhuish (Enbling eLearning), and focussed on ways that we are engaging learners. The first thing the group did was reflected on a time when participants felt there were learning effectively. Some … Continue reading

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Change at the speed of…so, who has got it right?

There is, perhaps, a perception that change is happening at great speed. However, some of the big institutions (e.g. education, health) appear to be positively glacial with the rate they are responding to change, and what is more, there seems … Continue reading

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Thoughts on design: The 100,000-student classroom

This video was shared by Peter Allen, and a few things caught my attention. The first was the use of written notes captured by a camera…it feels counter-intuitive, but they had good feedback about the sense it created a more … Continue reading

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Prompting good learning and setting the stage for authentic student achievement

I have been reading and listening to Gary Stager for several years now, and much of what he says resonates with where I hope education in particular, and approaches to learning in general, are heading. In A Good Prompt is … Continue reading

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What do you think is the teacher’s worst enemy? A convenient untruth

Learning styles have been under the spotlight for the last few years (see for example, this discussion). If you are still sitting on the fence with your thinking about learning styles, or maybe you are totally convinced…I’d strongly advise your … Continue reading

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Culturally responsive design: Pacific peoples

I would like to thank Diana Ayling who put together these suggestions and links to resources (the original from which the below has been adapted can be accessed here), which are a great start to thinking about the enhancement of existing courses, or … Continue reading

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