The Moodle Lesson Activity truly is an amazing content creator

Not many Moodlers use the Lesson Activity in Moodle.  Mostly because it’s neither a brilliant quiz engine nor a replacement for the book module.  But when you combine both these elements and spend a bit of time on the design you can create engaging, interactive learning packages that can stand their own against popular content creation […]

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How to make technology a successful partner in teaching

From interactive whiteboards and internet-enabled mobile devices, right through to online and cloud-based software, there are a multitude of digital technologies to help learning and teaching which can be overwhelming.   For many educators, the truth is that lack of resources and time make it nigh on impossible to become an expert in every new […]

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Bootstrap and Moodle and Tables oh my.

With so many installing or creating Bootstrap based themes – I have noticed more and more use the features in course content. You can style quite a bit, and make things look pretty! Source: www.somerandomthoughts.com See on Scoop.it – Moodlicious

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Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design of teaching and learning

Here I want to discuss one key component of a learning environment, learner characteristics, and in particular focus on the characteristics of learners that are particularly relevant for designing teaching and learning in a digital age.   Probably nothing more reflects changes to teaching in a digital age than the change in learner characteristics. Source: www.tonybates.ca See on […]

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Sharing: an essential part of web literacy

Mozilla believes that the use of the Webmaker tools and teaching kits within an online training environment helps facilitate participatory cultures where there are “relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing creations, and some type of informal mentorship” (Jenkins, et al., 2009, p. xi). Source: blog.webmaker.org See […]

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20 free data visualisation tools

In this article, I want to focus on tips and tools that are free and easily accessible. There are loads of great paid tools out there, and I use many of them. But it is hard to expect someone just getting into this field to pay for expensive software without actually knowing what they are […]

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Data Is Beautiful is a hidden gem for gorgeous data visualizations

Data visualization is one of the most delightful trends in media. It’s perfect for skimming and can turn a boring economic analysis into a work of art. Many practitioners are looking for inspiration in this quickly evolving field. A (relatively) new Reddit, DataIsBeautiful, aims to collect the best of the Web in a daily rounded up […]

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