Category: VLE

Another week over …

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a fair bit of investigation into the ABC model for learning design, something I mentioned last week. We ran 3 workshops last week, trying to get to grips with adapting a face to face activity to an online scenario. This week, the decision…

Durham Blackboard Conference – Day 1

Over the years, I’d seen the Durham Blackboard conference (#durbbu) crop up a lot in Twitter in early January; though, being a Moodle user at the time, I didn’t pay too much attention. This year, however, I got to go to it; as Dundee is a Blackboard user. As an ex-Durham student, it was also…

Coping with outage.

Those of you who have read my blog for some time may remember that I had to move location at one point, due to an unexpected outage. That was a faculty based server – rather than a University provided one. We’ve also had incidents when significant sections of the University system go down, either for…

Benefits of a VLE.

There has been an interesting exchange of ideas today, on one of the JISC email lists – re. the benefits of a VLE. I particularly agree with Dave Foord’s post ( Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:37:09 -0000 ) – that good use of the communication tools is what really makes it a learning opportunity –…

The Auricle › eBooks and the e-learning ‘filling station’ revisited Worth reading, but probably easier if printed out….

Off to China

I am in the process of getting ready for my trip to the China Agricultural University in Beijing, where I will be teaching some students who are on computing courses there – and hoping to come to the UK next year. I am not quite sure what to expect!…

CMS Conversion Tools

Scott Leslie has started a useful wiki, recognising that many are tied to a CMS (i.e. VLE), but may, in the future want to get the stuff out … We’ve now got WebCT Vista (locally known as Victory), and it seems that it’s not the easiest to get material out of. Maybe it will get…

VLE? What do you exactly mean by a VLE?

Cristina Costa has a guest posting on Graham Atwell’s blog: VLE? What do you exactly mean by a VLE? She says: The learning environment doesn’t come with the software, that much I can assure you. The learning environment is the world the moderator creates together with the learners, while engaging (with) them in a relevant…