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Overcoming Isolation in Distance Learning

Aside from the benefits of technology allowing us to work and study remotely, it’s important to recognise the potential sense of isolation that many of us and our students may well experience during the Coronavirus situation. The University of the West of England have published some relevant research for distance learning which is useful for

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And the winner is…Health’s Got Talent 2018

Health’s Got Talent is the School of Health Science’s (SHS) annual learning and teaching showcase. The ten finalists this year presented an impressive array of projects. Learning and Teaching Awards with cash prizes were provided by LEaD. The difficult job of awarding the prizes was in the capable hands of the judges: Professor Debra Salmon (Dean of SHS), Professor Pam Parker (Deputy Director of LEaD), Malek Areb (Student Union President) and Patrick Burke

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AMP your Moodle modules

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Audience: City University London staff. The Advice on Module Page (AMP) is a personalised online service that provides recommendations to support staff in designing more effective and engaging Moodle modules.     Requesting the AMP service You can request an AMP via ServiceNow. Select Request an IT Service or Item from the ServiceNow homepage. From

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Exploring Advanced Moodle Features

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Audience: City University London staff The Blended Learning Theme have developed a series of Moodle workshops exploring some of the more advanced features of assignment, feedback and grader report (aka Gradebook) features in Moodle. We have scheduled these sessions to coincide with the end of Spring Term to support marking and grading with a repeat

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Revisiting Graham Gibbs – Improving Student Learning Through Assessment and Feedback

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Learning@City 2013 In 2013 the Learning Development Centre invited Graham Gibbs to be the keynote speaker at our annual learning and teaching conference Learning@City. The theme of the conference was Assessment and Feedback and Graham Gibbs is an expert in that area, having carried out substantial research, much as part of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Transforming

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Moodle 2: Marking Strategies

There are several ways to mark on moodle. In this blog I will list three ways in which this is possible. Mark Moodle Assignments Using a Marking Record A marking record is very similar to a rubric, but it’s even more simpler. For each marking criterion, a comment explains what is being sought, and provides

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Moodle 2: Designing and Developing Multiple Choice Assessments

A key purpose of assessment is to provide feedback to students on their learning. Multiple Choice questions (MCQs) can be a useful tool for formative testing. The design and the embedding of feedback into MCQ items can be arguably the most important part of the exercise as well as the most time-consuming (Bull & McKenna,

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Flipping a large cohort of engineering students case study

I was recently playing host for an Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) Summer Symposium held in one of our very own flexible spaces A109. The highlight of the symposium was the keynote that looked at an example of transforming the students experiences of learning using the flipped classroom model. Who’s

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Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

Moodle is City University London’s virtual learning environment (VLE). As you may know, the ed. tech teams in schools are busy working on enhancements to Moodle. This will take advantage of exciting new functionality offered by the recently released Moodle in terms of functionality, tools and new look and feel. What will this mean for

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Ten things you need to know about MOOCs

What is it? ‘A Massive Open Online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person, with no limit on attendance (hence the word massive), that want to attend the course’. Educause,2011 Where has the idea of MOOCs come from? The MOOC is a response to the challenges faced by

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