Creating interdisciplinary online learning resources in Research Methods

Fran Hooley (Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning) provided an insightful presentation on creating interdisciplinary online learning resources in research methods. The presentation outlines the current progress and showcases some of the examples of what the team is currently working on. Sharing findings from the ongoing project allowed the group to discuss the plan in more […]

Pedagogy Journal Club: June 2020

Emergency Remote Teaching The journal article was called ‘The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning’. The article considered the difference between online learning which has a careful design process (usually around 6-9 months) and clear pedagogical approach, and emergency remote teaching which has been put together quickly (usually between 1 day and a […]

Online Learning Toolkit

The below provides guidance on some of the main collaborative activities that can be used in online Learning. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Blogs: A blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and shared with other learners who can comment on each other’s blogs. Pedagogical benefits: Blogging can help learners prepare for written assignments by enabling […]

Softchalk

Softchalk allows you to create text-based learning materials with embedded multimedia resources and interactive elements such as tests, card-sorting games, image-labeling quizzes. As with the other learning tools described the content can be embedded into Blackboard course units. Softchalk content is stored outside Blackboard, making it simple to include in more than one course without […]

Playposit

Playposit allows you to create and share videos with interactive content. You can use your own videos, or use videos uploaded to services such as YouTube or Vimeo, and then trim them down to only the parts your students need. Caroline introduces Playposit and the benefits it can bring to your students in the following […]

Nearpod

Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows the instructor to gather responses and information from students in real time by pushing the presentation out to students’ devices and pulling responses to questions back. Nearpod presentations can either be used in the classroom or as self-directed learning resources, allowing for easy adaptation to a flipped-classroom teaching […]

iSpring

iSpring allows you to produce interactive learning tools from your PowerPoint slides. It is far more than a simple file converter, however, as it gives you the power to create timelines, scenario-based learning objects and more, then publish to the web or embed them in Blackboard. Caroline’s presentation below was produced using iSpring, so you […]