Learning Technology

  • Discussion Forums

    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…

  • H5P Course Presentation

    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…

  • H5P

    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.

    So why…

  • Apps for Homeschool help

    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…

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) for learning in schools

    The central idea of BYOD is that individuals use the technology that they bring with them to school or college. The school or college does not need to provide the computers, tablets, smartphones for individuals to use in class, just supply the environment that allows users to use their technology collaboratively or just for individual use.
  • Learning Technologies

    ‘Learning technologies’ are not learning about a technology, rather they refer to any technology that can be used to help with teaching and learning and/or the learning experience.

    “…Learning Technology as the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that are used to support learning, teaching and assessment.”
    Association for Learning Technology (ALT) www.alt.ac.uk

    Today we generally…

  • Educational Fusion!

    By way of introduction I’ve been researching educational technology since 1999 looking at how technology is used and can help education for students from K12 to adult distance education. I have a particular interest in how collaborative technologies particularly what we know as Web 2.0 technologies can be used for education, but also the much…