A lot of what is mentioned on this site is very open to discourse. These forums are meant to be public, but keep the discourse polite and where possible academic (ie try to see/mention negative viewpoints, as well as positive ones and references to academic work supporting any arguments, helps as well :-)) However, personal…
Feb 24 2022
Jan 12 2022
H5P is a rapidly evolving modular suite of tools that can be easily configured to present information, single or short instructional units and even short courses within a single H5P module, including various interactive exercises and media. One big advantage of H5P is that it is easy to learn, can be used by anybody to…
Nov 19 2021
H5P is fast becoming one of my favourite tools for developing rich online educational content. From simple quizzes, timelines and drag and drop to more complex branching scenarios, interactive videos and course presentations. Take for example the interactive video below based on a BBC presentation about the aurora borealis and legends surrounding it.
Sep 25 2021'Learning technologies' refer to any technology that can be used to help with teaching and learning and/or the learning experience.
Jan 09 2021
For future readers, this is being written in the middle of the COVID pandemic. However, this still has a lot of relevance for anybody who is involved with distance and online learning at anytime, not just if like me you are stuck at home helping (or trying to) help your children with work that the…
Jan 08 2021
The UCL Institute of Education has a free course on Blended and Online Learning Design that will appeal to anybody at any level of education from Primary to Higher Education. This MOOC* is available from Monday 11 January delivered on FutureLearn.
Duration: 3 weeksWeekly study: 3 hours
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* MOOC – Massive Open Online Course
The Keller Plan was a model of Higher Education instruction devised by Fred Keller (1968) and later the Personalised System of Instruction (PSI) (Sherman et al, 1978; Sherman et al 1982). It had many of the hallmarks of self-regulated learning with the key features being:
Students could proceed at their own pace according to their abilities,…
Nov 08 2020
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is effectively how you go about learning something, in your own way, in your own time and ideally what subjects you learn. It’s also very individual, some will prefer one-way others another and this may change depending on the topic and material at hand or any other factor that could influence your…
The Dalton Plan is an organisational framework/educational model developed by Helen Parkhurst at the turn of the 20th century that supports self-regulated learning in schools. It had the objectives of enhancing student’s social skills and sense of responsibility towards others, promoting independence and dependability and tailoring teaching programs to each student’s individual needs, interests and…