Choosing an online and social presence for your interest group, project, event or organization


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I’ve recently been involved with several projects where the question arose how to handle online presence. Everybody always agrees that you need a website and these days somebody always asks what about Facebook. And with a really hip crowd, you Continue reading

What’s good and what’s missing in GoToWebinar and alternative solutions for delivering live online lectures


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I’ve been using GoToMeeting (GTM) and GoToWebinar (GTW) for three years now, so I thought, it’s time to share some experiences. Citrix has been very slow to innovate so I have been looking for alternatives but so far have not Continue reading

Make your own audio book using text to speech – Save your eyes, time


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Why text to speech I’m taking a MOOC (a Massive Open Online Course) on Coursera. It’s a literature course on Fantasy and Science Fiction and I noticed on the forums some people were worried about the amount of reading. I’m pretty Continue reading

5 UX Improvements Moodle needs desperately


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I talked about some Moodle UX problems on the admin side. These are some student facing UX improvements that would make the world a better place. 1. Better course navigation: No scroll of death There really isn’t much more to Continue reading

5 Moodle 2 features that waste admin time


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Moodle 2 has introduced some useful features that make administration easier. The search admin option, docking, AJAXified search of user lists, permissions setting, etc. But at the same time, it left important things out and/or made others more difficult. Some Continue reading

10 (now 12) Things I learned at the Moodle Moot 2012


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Here are a few reflections on Moodle and Moodle Moot. UPDATE: I’ve remembered 2 more things I’ve learned: using SoundCloud to share audio feedback and the proposed Appification of Moodle addons. Find these new lessons at the bottom of the Continue reading

Top 6 Drupal usability problems


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Google is about to conduct a usability study on Drupal to add to previous efforts in this area. This prompted me to put down what I see as the biggest usability problems with Drupal. This is based on the most frequent Continue reading

Integrating Learning Technology Support into Moodle #mootuk11


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This is a sneak peak at the slides on Slideshare (subject to small changes) of a talk I’ll be giving at Moodle Moot UK 2011. I’ll be sharing our experiences with using various (mostlycloud-based) tools to provide Moodle support in a purely Continue reading

How do you find reusable content for teaching


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I just gave the following answer to this question from a student. Perhaps somebody can find this useful. Comments welcome: does anyone know the rules about using images from the internet for teaching resources in terms of copyright? I have Continue reading