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

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

Elluminate for online teaching

Glad to hear Loughborough have settled on Elluminate Live – I’ve used it several times and I’m hardly a “power user” but it just works really well with a really low problem rate, even with international delegates. My one piece of advice would be – everybody thinks their  mic will work without checking it firstRead 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

New Learn plug-in for TurnItIn access

The good news is that Learn now has a new Activity type, a TurnItIn Assignment. Unlike previous connections with the plagiarism detection service, this one has the students doing the submitting.  Staff no longer need to be individually registered for the service – Learn is registered instead. Advantages: A scaleable service, because individuals are noRead more

Learn Rollover Dates

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, could you please let us know via learn [at] lboro.ac.uk .Read more

Lecture capture update

I attended a very timely lecture capture event yesterday organised by my ex-colleague Juliet Hinrichsen at Coventry in support of their JISC ELTAC project. The focus of the event, attended by representatives of some of the institutions that have really scaled up their use of automated lecture capture (LSE, Newcastle, Birmingham), was on staff developmentRead more

Learn – have your say

Following on from Rich Goodman’s post last month regarding the Learn suggestion system, I thought I’d post a quick reminder to colleagues to keep visiting the pages to see what’s new.  There are now around 30 suggested enhancements to vote / comment on so please do log in and have your say on proposed changes.Read more

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