Category: Conferences & Events

Student Voice Award 2010: Elliot Schatzberger, City Law School

Elliot Schatzberger won a student nominated Student Voice Award for the City Law School in 2010. Students reported that: “Elliot Schatzberger is an excellent teacher.  He is not only good at engaging students, but ensures that every word he says sticks in the minds of his pupils.  He is thorough and goes at a great…Continue Reading Student Voice Award 2010: Elliot Schatzberger, City Law School

Is text messaging dead?

Earlier in May I was invited to give a keynote presentation at the TxtTools Conference Lets Talk about Txt Conference which was being hosted at the University.  TxtTools is a system that enables mass notification of students (or users) via text messaging. It can also enable you to post text messages to a predetermined number…Continue Reading Is text messaging dead?

Digital researcher event. British Library 16.05.2011.

Hosted by Vitae www.vitae.ac.uk This was a fascinating series of 6 presentations about different aspects of digital research, followed by a tour of the British Library’s Growing Knowledge exhibition where some of the tools under development for the next stage of the digital revolution were demonstrated to us. All of the presentations were valuable, but…Continue Reading Digital researcher event. British Library 16.05.2011.

Best practices in Moodle course design

Michelle Moore, Remote Learner @ Moodlemoot 2011 Michelle provided some invaluable tips on setting up your Moodle module. Strongly agree with points 3 and 10!  Top 10 tips! Don’t use more than 3 font styles. It increases cognitive load for your learners. Students spend to much time processing info. Maintain consistency. Don’t use course page for your…Continue Reading Best practices in Moodle course design

Moodle Training for 500 Academics

Janina Dewitz, Barking and Dagenham College @Moodlemoot 2011 Initially providing; 1 size fits all training Demand driven group training Ad hoc 121 Negative impact; constant cycle of retraining. doing work for the lecturer So…they redesigned their training scheme Basics Screencasts, help sheets, FAQs Sent staff video tutorials instead of showing them Essentials for teachers and…Continue Reading Moodle Training for 500 Academics

Grainne Conole from Open University @ Moodlemoot 2011

New Pedagogies for Social and Participatory Media Conole’s keynote explored open resources for enhancing teaching and learning. How increased use of the extensive open and online tools that are available could enable us to build on each others ideas and research. She promotes the idea of mixing the use of closed institutional tools with open…Continue Reading Grainne Conole from Open University @ Moodlemoot 2011