education

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Keller Plan

    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:

    Go-at-your-own-pace

    Students could proceed at their own pace according to their abilities,…

  • The Dalton Plan

    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…

  • 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.
  • Geotagging privacy?

    Geotagging: The process of adding location information in the form of latitude and longitude to media allows others to identify where the photo was taken.

    Here’s a thought: Geotagging is getting popular for instance Google Maps which shows photos taken in the area you are viewing by the public and placed on Picassa or Flickr…

  • Audio Tags, Searching and Zotero

    Stumbled across a number of interesting sites today while searching for an audio tagging tool… and quickly realised that audio tagging can mean several things. Most often its associated with the ID3 tags associated with MP3 files such as artist, song etc and there’s numerous tools which allow you to do that. However, what…