Launching Making Digital History @ York

Last Wednesday I attended the first meeting of the 9 projects that make up the Digital Literacies in the Disciplines strand of Higher Education Academy funding. All of the project leaders were unable to attend but there was some fruitful discussion as we outlined our various projects and the challenges and opportunities that we envisaged.Continue reading Launching Making Digital History @ York

Getting started with Xerte

Xerte is a pilot tool to create online learning objects to teach others about historical topics. It offers numerous and diverse potentials, which include embedding audio and video tracks; creating interactive maps; zooming in and out an image and linking it to a web page or a separate slide; creating quizzes and surveys; and generatingContinue reading Getting started with Xerte

The teaching knights of the round table…at Leeds

On 1st July 2013 I joined the thought-provoking round table discussion on “Teaching Pleasure in the Middle Ages” at the Twentieth International Medieval Congress, which took place in Leeds. The panel was excellently organized and chaired by Dr Kimm Curran (History Lab Plus, Institute of Historical Research, supported by Dr Jason T. RocheContinue reading The teaching knights of the round table…at Leeds

My first Xerte!

I made my first Xerte learning object in advance of the first meeting out the Making Digital History project team earlier this week. It proved relatively easy to set up and then play around with the Xerte tool, although there were some problems with inserting and displaying images and the exact layout of some slides.Continue reading My first Xerte!