Tag Archives: Moodle

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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Re-visualising innovative online learning spaces in an early childhood teacher education programme

Tapa from the Lau Island Group of Fiji. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Re-visualising innovative online learning spaces in an early childhood teacher education programme Lesley Pohio and Maryann Lee (University of Auckland) started by introducing the initiative and then showed a short … Continue reading

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Benchmark yourself: Self reflecting about online teaching

Image by London College of Fashion short courses via FlickrMaria Northcote kicked off by introducing the moobric (http://moobric.net) which has been developed to help people reflect about online teaching. She asked the audience what is ‘good online teaching’ and then … Continue reading

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An integrated faculty model for engaging staff with online and blended learning

Image via WikipediaA quick context overview was given of the project and the reasons why they model was developed. The presenters are working at a small multidisplinery institution. They decided to go with a holistic model with four key facets: … Continue reading

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Equipping lecturers for the iRevolution: iPads in action

Image via WikipediaJames Oldfield presented on a project that both he and Thom Cochrane have been working on at Unitec. James started with a bit of an overview of the background to the project, especially around the question “what is … Continue reading

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Understanding the reasons academics use – and don’t use – endorsed learning technologies

Image via WikipediaGregory Kennedy, Deb Jones, Dianne Chambers, and Jon Peacock started their presentation with a wee cartoon that pictured a person in front of a computer that read “either there is an error, or you are too dumb to … Continue reading

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Implementing models of blended learning: Examples from the Southern Central Divide schools

Image by crdotx via FlickrNiki Savis and Darren Sudlow started by introducing the regional eLearning clusters in NZ. Initially, Trevor Storr and Darren looked at the notion of blended learning, which they felt opened up opportunities for students to learn; … Continue reading

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Promoting school collaboration through eLearning

Image by sridgway via FlickrThe Virtual Learning Network (VLN) brings the learning to the students, and opens up choice and opportunities to study a curriculum that suits the student, rather than being limited by a school’s curriculum. Rick Whalley introducted … Continue reading

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First steps: The experiences of an academic team journeying into blended learning

Image by Melody Campbell via FlickrPhilippa Buckley and Fiona Gilmore presented today on a study of teacher educations as they develop a web based teaching approach. There was emphasis on working with students in an online environment. One of the … Continue reading

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Innovate to survive: being prepared to teach in times of crisis

Image by Andrew Kelsall, Graphic Designer via FlickrI felt this was a a presentation from the heart, with some superb practical suggestions! The experience, and the whole ‘learning journey’ of the teaching team was extremely powerful. In the presentation, Julie … Continue reading

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