E-Learning with MOOCs

As you all know the internet is a widely used tool for both teaching and learning. It is common for students to participate in online courses due to their ease and flexibility, however; recently one type has become increasingly popular, a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC). A MOOC is very similar to any other onlineContinue reading E-Learning with MOOCs

Making Digital History – an (accidental update)

Last week, after misreading an email from the excellent Terry McAndrew (@TerryTechdis) at the HEA/JISC, I accidentally produced a short interim report on the wrong project! In the spirit of not wasting what I’d written, it’s reproduced in part here: Basically, all of the formal teaching elements using Xerte are completed now. Some of theContinue reading Making Digital History – an (accidental update)

2 case studies submitted to the HEA’s Flexible pedagogies project

We’ve just submitted two case studies to the HEA’s Flexible pedagogies: preparing for the future project, which aims to identify “pedagogies that are going to empower student learning, offering increased choice, and above all, facilitate high quality provision.” We submitted one case study on the Making Digital History itself and another on the use of socialContinue reading 2 case studies submitted to the HEA’s Flexible pedagogies project

Talking Xerte at Lincoln

A few weeks ago we heard that we’d been successful in getting some project funding from the Centre for Educational Research and Development as part of their Fund for Educational Development. The project will involve sharing our experiences of using Xerte in History with colleagues at Lincoln. We’ll also be bringing in participants from elsewhere (Biological Sciences, Media, Psychology) inContinue reading Talking Xerte at Lincoln

History UK plenary meeting, London

A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual History UK plenary meeting at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Representatives from subscribing history departments in the UK were invited to attend. After the business meeting, there were two presentations about the relationship between the collection of data and the student experience in HistoryContinue reading History UK plenary meeting, London