Tag: Moodle

Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

One of the more exciting developments in Higher Education has been the way in which learning spaces can now be transformed into an interactive fora where students are able to engage with one another in a constructive dialogue. This can take place even in a large lecture space. This can be achieved by using the…Continue Reading Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

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…Continue Reading Are you in the mood for New Moodle 2?

City staff pave the way forward in Moodle 2

With the Moodle 2 upgrade not far off, many of our ed. tech teams in each of the ETC working groups, have been working hard to provide all staff and students with an easier, friendlier, enjoyable experience on Moodle 2.  So what better then to commend the work being put into this change. Well there…Continue Reading City staff pave the way forward in Moodle 2

Moodle 2: An update on improved SITS Integration

Many of  our administrators, programme leaders and lecturers long for the day when many of the systems we have in-house such as Moodle and SITS will communicate effortlessly to the point where manual work is minimised. Well the future is bright or at least it will be with Moodle 2.4. About SITS As part of…Continue Reading Moodle 2: An update on improved SITS Integration

Moodle 2: Curiosity doesn’t ‘kill’ the cat

One of the most important things for students growing up today is the love of embracing change. In the context of the 21st century learner, how can we prepare them to have curiosity and a question disposition? In this post I investigate some of the pedagogical evidence behind using Moodle to enhance the student learning…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Curiosity doesn’t ‘kill’ the cat

Moodle 2: Improving the help functions

Moodle 2 icon

One of the common critiques of Moodle is that when you need some information on how to do stuff, it may take you some time finding what you are looking for and the information may not always be available in the most user friendly fashion. Moodle 2 promises a range of interesting and useful tools….Continue Reading Moodle 2: Improving the help functions

The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

First-year tutor group on SWOT and Time Management

My final blog post reflecting on newly implemented practices last year is a long-overdue write-up of my experiences teaching different classes in one of City’s innovative Learning Spaces, which have been much talked about recently on Educational Vignettes. I have followed the Learning Spaces project with interest since its inception, so I was delighted that…Continue Reading The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

Moodle 2: Here’s looking at what’s around the corner

As has already been posted in educational vignettes, Moodle is being upgraded at City University, London in the next three months. Before that happens, all ed. tech teams are on the go trying to ensure that Moodle 2 gets the full body treatment! This blog provides you with an update on what the Moodle implementation…Continue Reading Moodle 2: Here’s looking at what’s around the corner

Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures

Chris Wiley - Live-Tweeting During Lectures

My second blog post reflecting on teaching innovations of 2012 is dedicated to my use of Twitter during one undergraduate module in the year just passed. My original intention, in embedding a Twitter widget within one of my Moodle pages, was merely to issue the occasional message to students to aid communication of, for instance,…Continue Reading Twitter in the University Classroom: Live-Tweeting During Lectures

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): How Staff are Responding to the Mobile Technologies Their Students Bring With Them to Class

Punk rock lecture

The end of the year yields an opportune time to reflect upon various teaching innovations that have been discussed, written about, and presented earlier in the year, but which have not yet been included on the Educational Vignettes website. In this, the first of a series of end-of-year posts, I offer some thumbnail sketches of…Continue Reading Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): How Staff are Responding to the Mobile Technologies Their Students Bring With Them to Class