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

Surveys in Sixty Minutes

Focusing on a popular tool in the HE researcher’s toolkit – the survey Sian Lindsay, Lecturer in Learning Development Ajmal Sultany, Research Assistant Learning Development Centre, City University London What we did in a nutshell For one of the LDC’s monthly research and journal club meetings, we decided to present on what we have learnt…Continue Reading Surveys in Sixty Minutes

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