Choosing tools (and H5P example)

There can be a lot to think about when choosing tools to use for digital learning. This video examines some of the choices and options.

Setting up a unit Teams space to work alongside Blackboard – video walkthrough

Jane Williams and Mike Cameron deliver a unit on the Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals programme (see separate story). In 2021 the course will use a unit Teams space alongside a Blackboard course for the first time. Blackboard delivers course materials, reading lists and the assessment. Teams offer live teaching and ongoing discussion and …

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Evaluating TEL

There are a number of resources and toolkits that can help you evaluate TEL interventions. A few of these are linked below. Imperial College Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship – Education Evaluation toolkit. The pages cover tools and resources that you can use for evaluating education in general, but that can be applied …

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Where is your pain? Can TEL help?

An approach the FHS TEL team take is asking “where is your pain?” In other words, what are the: challenges in your teaching challenges for your students’ learning …that TEL might address? Some digital education projects don’t give enough to what they are trying to achieve. More successful initiatives consider the aims from the start. …

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Low bandwidth teaching

When students are at a distance, there are things we can do to help address students’ technological limitations .There can be tensions between the need for immediacy of interaction and use of high bandwidth video and the technology and the broadband available to them. By using a range of approaches, we can provide more flexibility …

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12 principles of multimedia learning

Meyer’s Multimedia Learning theory suggests we can design multimedia materials to best effect by adhering to 12 principles: Coherence Principle – exclude extraneous words, pictures and sounds. Signalling Principle – include cues that highlight the organisation of the essential material Redundancy Principle – exclude redundant material which interferes with rather than facilitates learning.  Spatial Contiguity …

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9 events of instruction (Gagné)

Robert Gagné outlines 9 events of instruction which can be used to design learning materials and activities or as a checklist. According to Gagné, when these steps are present and completed, learning is more likely to occur. Gaining Attention Informing Learners of the Objective Stimulating Recall of Prior Learning Presenting the Stimulus (Selective Perception) Providing …

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6 learning types (Laurillard)

Professor Dianna Laurillard proposes 6 basic types of learning that apply to online or offline learning. These learning types can helpfully inform when we use technology and what for. These types are used in the ABC approach to learning design.