“Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?”: What every learning technologist should know about accessible documents #ALTC2012

I gave this presentation at the ALT Conference 2012 in Manchester. Presentation Download presentation from Slideshare. Abstract The title of this presentation is a composite of the many responses we receive when we deliver training on accessible documents to teachers Continue reading

An innovator’s dilemmas: On the resistance to technological innovation in education

The unlikely protagonist This post may sound like it was written by someone who opposes technological innovation or at least advocates a cautious wait-and-see approach to it. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have always been an early Continue reading

5 UX Improvements Moodle needs desperately

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

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

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

#mootuk11 session proposal: Integrating Learning Technology Support into Moodle

My proposal for Moodle Moot UK 2011 has been accepted. Here it is in case anyone wants to suggest things. This presentation will share various experiences with providing technology support to Moodle users with varied ICT skills (teachers enrolled on Continue reading