Colin Simpson

Learning design: Why you want to lead with the scenario

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2013/08/why-you-want-to-put-the-activity-first/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cathy-moore%2FLPhE+%28Cathy+Moore%29 This post by Cathy Moore (and another that I came across not too long ago here at Computing Education Blog ) struck a chord with me. In essence, they are both saying that learners […]

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Where is this QR Code taking me?

http://blogs.elon.edu/technology/where-is-this-qr-code-taking-me/ This post from the always interesting Elon University Instructional and Campus Technologies team gives me all manner of wicked ideas about misusing QR codes. (Not for nasty things, just for gentle mischief) Best tip […]

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San Jose State’s MOOC Missteps Easy to See РHigher Education

http://diverseeducation.com/article/54903/# Some useful lessons about running MOOCs gained by looking at a poorly run one. The fact that these courses were still being built as they were being delivered – something perhaps not uncommon in […]

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Taking a test is better than studying, even if you just guess: We need to flip the flipped classroom | Computing Education Blog

This article looks at some interesting research that suggests that getting your learners to take a short test on the content in your course before they’ve learned about it will actually help them to retain […]

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3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing for your training design

Cathy Moore is one of the smartest writers about training and education design going around. She simply gets that we need to focus on what we want learners to be able to do and that […]

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Great e-Learning designs for Moodle – Karyn Milne CIT Creative Industries

The following short video (5:03) showcases some of the fantastic design work that one of our Creative Industries teachers – Karyn Milne – has done in her Moodle course. (We call our Moodle system eLearn, […]

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Blog about All the Teaching and Technology!

Having run the Gamerlearner blog for a couple of years – albeit intermittently – I found more and more often that I wanted to discuss aspects of the use of technology in education that didn’t […]

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