Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project blogs

Quick note that all of the other projects which are part of the HEA funded Digital Literacies in the Disciplines programme have blogs, which are accessible here: Check it out if you’re interested in how Xerte is being used by colleagues at other institutions and in other disciplines (from Biological Sciences, Psychology, Teacher Education,Continue reading Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project blogs

Xerte workshops completed

We (Antonella, I and the student ambassadors) just completed training over 100 first year students on our East meets West module in the use of Xerte. They will be using the tool in group projects for source analysis assignments. It was an effort to run the workshops and there were various technical challenges (PC failure,Continue reading Xerte workshops completed

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

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!