Tag: Students

Moodle 2: Reading Lists Online

A new and improved online reading service is in town! Its called Reading Lists Online (RLO) developed by a company called Talis Aspire. The fundamental aspect of the tool is that it is online; meaning that students can access their module/ course reading lists anytime from anywhere. What is Reading Lists Online? RLO provides students

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Moodle 2 on the move

Moodle 2 has gone mobile.The increased use of handheld and portable devices, along with the widespread use of wireless networking, means that structured learning opportunities are becoming an “any time, anywhere” enterprise. These devices can all create a ubiquitous learning environment, which can be defined as “any setting in which students can become totally immersed

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Moodle 2: How to guides and resources

Now that the new Moodle is in operation, you will be invited to a training session via your local educational technology teams. However you might also want some further help and general ‘how to’ guides on our full range of educational technologies. Previously, the guidance on educational technologies has been delivered in various ways but

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Moodle 2: Moodle is mobile for staff and students

For those of us who used to dread surfing moodle on our mobiles fear not. Moodle 2 follows a more forward thinking design model known as ‘responsive design’. In putting this model forward, Information Services (IS) and our ed. tech teams wanted to ensure that staff and students would be provided with an interface that

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You said we listened: Moodle 2 features delivers a better learning experience

Drag and Drop and a new activity feed are just some of the new features that you asked for in Moodle 2. Testing has been meticulous and has included all schools. With confidence therefore, we are able to showcase these new features at the learning at City conference this year. I will provide you with

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Moodle 2: A personal MyMoodle

MyMoodle is staff and students very own private learning space in Moodle.    The aim of MyMoodle is to provide staff and students with a personalised page which helps organise modules and activities within them. These activities could include unread forum posts, upcoming assignments and/or quizzes. MyMoodle, if used to its fullest potential, could be

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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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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

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A reflection of our learning and teaching conferences to date

Why go to learning development conferences The annual Learning at City conference at City University London provides an opportunity for colleagues from all schools to come together to celebrate achievements and developments in learning and teaching(L&T) from across the university. Since it’s our fifth annual learning and teaching conference this year, I thought I’d look

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Moodle 2: Improving the help functions

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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.

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