Posts Tagged ‘technology’


Interesting and captivating video by Sonja Delafosse outlining the skills a 21st century teacher should be facilitating with their students.

Content is everywhere but application of this knowledge in a creative and reflective way will help to engage students and not just use technology to entertain them.

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Moodle and Blooms Taxonomy

19 May 2010 by Mark Rollins on E-TeachUK
…  the final parts of my latest project linking Moodle to Blooms Revised Digital Taxonomy which I will publish to Lulu in the coming days Blooms Taxonomy Blooms Taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives …

Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds.

This technology gives you the ability to overlay anything in the real world with a touchscreen, so you can manipulate any object the same way you would on your touch-based device with your fingers. That’s probably why the Japanese company has dubbed this technology “touchscreen interface.”

[Updated on April 15 at 6:38pm ET to embed the video demo from DigInfoNews’ YouTube channel]
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Engaging and Motivating Students

Original taken from eLearning Blog // Don’t Waste Your Time …

2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report


This is the new report produced by UCISA, it’s quite a lengthy report 149 pages but contains useful summary sections.

One particular interest for myself is Question 3.23 (Page 41)

Question 3.23: Have you evaluated the impact of technology enhanced learning tools and systems on pedagogic practices?

Findings indicated “evaluation of pedagogic practices is less common”  in HE Colleges the value was 0%……..

Extracts from Times Education Article 27th September 2012 related to report and discussion with Professor Noss.

Harnessing the power of the technology that students already have in their pockets could revolutionise the way universities teach – but more research into how best to do so is needed first, a technology expert has said.

Speaking to Times Higher Education, Professor Noss said it was the responsibility of the research councils and the mobile technology industry to conduct research into how devices such as smartphones could be better employed. He added that mobile devices were already being used in a variety of ways, such as students accessing e-learning platforms including Moodle or Blackboard “while they are on the bus”.

It adds that staff knowledge is considered less of a barrier to technology-enhanced learning (TEL) than in previous years, indicating greater progress in training and awareness.

However, the top two barriers remain the same, the survey concludes: lack of time and insufficient financial resources.

“The economic climate appears to have had an impact on institutional services, with just under half of respondents reporting changes made in TEL support staff provision, with just under a quarter reporting a reduction in the number of TEL staff and [10] institutions reporting the restructuring of their departments since the last survey,” the report states.

Times Education Article 27th September 2012 (

UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report