Sharing your conference sessions and thoughts

A great way to share your conference attendence, thoughts and information from sessions is to start you own Blog. This helps others who could not attend to still be able to join in. Set up an account just for conferences using a google blog or wordpress like this site Add notes from sessions and photos Put…Continue Reading Sharing your conference sessions and thoughts

Tips for writing student facing module and programme specifications

At City University London all our programme and module specifications are written so they are aimed at the students. In order for these to be clear for students here are some tips to making these clear. 10 Tips for writing student facing documents The purpose of writing student facing documents is to ensure the students…Continue Reading Tips for writing student facing module and programme specifications

Patchwork Text, PDP and e-portfolio approach to Curriculum Design

A regional workshop programme delivered by the Centre for Recording Achievement with support from the Higher Education Academy was run at  Millenium Point in Birmingham. Starting Points: In some institutions Personal Development Planning (PDP) has run the risk of being seen as marginal and bolt on. Yet we also know that PDP connects directly to…Continue Reading Patchwork Text, PDP and e-portfolio approach to Curriculum Design

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?

Learning Development Project – Dr Sara Jones

Dr Sara Jones from the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design is conducting a project titled ‘Exploring the Potential of Digitally Augmented Spaces to Enhance Students’ Experience of Problem-Based Learning in Design’. Her project is based in the School of Informatics and was conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Creativity in Professional practice in 2011….Continue Reading Learning Development Project – Dr Sara Jones

Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change

Peter Bregman (2007) Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change, Space for Change, New York Change is notoriously difficult to manage.  This guide won’t make change easy or problem free but it will give great insight, tools and strategies that increase chances of success. This guide refers to a big change but…Continue Reading Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change

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.

Learning Development Project – Prof Paul Palmer

This is a case study video of a Learning Development Project completed by Prof Paul Palmer and Hee Yu Lee in 2010. This project provided greater integration of the work of the careers function with the two spine modules in the MSc Management pulling together physical and online resources to enhance graduate employability. This project…Continue Reading Learning Development Project – Prof Paul Palmer

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