The Elluminate roadmap

You will know that Elluminate and Wimba were both taken over by BlackBoard earlier this year, and merged into a new concern called BlackBoard Collaborate. At an online webinar yesterday, the plans for the new company were outlined.  A total of 236 people attended the session, which used Elluminate as its platform. It very quicklyRead more

New advice documents from JISC Digital Media

The JISC Digital Media Service, based at the University of Bristol, has just released a set of 10 excellent new advice documents focused on different aspects of learning technologies, ranging from mobile learning to use of audio feedback. You can find the new materials at .Read more

Mini camcorders – more available

Video can be used in many ways to support learning, not least through the use of automated video lecture capture which we’ve covered in many posts on this blog recently. If you’re looking to produce something ‘quick and dirty’, for instance a short video introduction to a topic, or video feedback on assignments (which aRead more

Find out more about what's new for 2010/11

If any of the new tools and services featured recently on the blog has caught your fancy, and you’d like to know more, why not come along to one of our September What’s New For 2010/11 sessions. Coffee and Danish pastries will be provided! We’ll be talking about the ReVIEW lecture capture system; Elluminate web conferencing; CamtasiaRead more

Deliver live sessions from your desk to anywhere in the world

If you have a need to support Distance Learners, in the UK or indeed in any location worldwide with broadband Internet access, we now have an institutional licence for a tool that will make the experience much more engaging for your students – Elluminate. This enables you to deliver live sessions to up to 100 participants,Read more

Making History at Loughborough

Working with Professor Chris Szejnmann, Head of History, as part of his Teaching Innovation Award, we’ve developed a new e-learning authoring tool called Make History which enables Chris and his colleagues easily to create Flash-based historical timelines without the need for any technical skills. Each timeline is exported by the tool to a single *.zip file whichRead more

Txt ur DL stdnts!

(Translation: why not consider sending a mobile phone text message to your Distance Learning students?) As part of the current Distance Learning Fund programme, we now have an institutional licence for the TxTtools service and their MoodleTxT ‘plug-in’ which allows text (SMS) messages to be composed and sent to students from within Learn module pages.Read more

Web 2.0 and your students

The Library, E-learning Team and Students’ Union have just completed a study to find out more about how students are using Web 2.0 sites such as Facebook and YouTube for both their social lives and their studies. An on-line survey was completed by 178 students. The results show that most students use Web 2.0 sites for bothRead more

Learn Rollover Dates – Take 2

As posted previously: We now have 2 proposed sets of dates for the Learn ‘rollover’ from 09/10 to 10/11. These are:-  Monday 19th/Tuesday 20th July Monday 9th/Tuesday 10th August If either period is likely to cause you / your department a problem, or if you have any other concerns, could you please let us knowRead more

E-Learning reflections on where we are and where were going…

I recently arrived from the US where I spent 10+ yrs teaching and conducting research in math e-learning. A couple of my first conversations in the UK have afforded me a chance to reflect more on e-learning. One conversation was about the influence of instructional tech-enthusiasts on educational practice. In another later conversation, I wasRead more

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