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Supporting innovation in teaching, learning and learner development at Roehampton

eLearning Staff Newsletter – catch up on the first three!

eLearning services has just started sending out newsletters to the departments we support. Catch up here on any newsletters you have missed, and look out for new ones every week or so!  

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The Moodle Progress Bar Block

One way of giving your students a quick view of their progress on a particular module in Moodle is by using the Progress Bar block. The Progress Bar block in Moodle is a time management tool that provides students with a visual display of their engagement or […]

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Research and Innovation in Distance Education conference

The tenth annual Research and Innovation in Distance Education conference was held at Senate House on 11 March 2016. Although the event is focused on distance education, the discussions and workshops are interesting for any type of education that uses eLearning, whether it is fully online distance […]

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Too many Emails? How to Do as Much with Less

Time Saving Tips At times you may think it necessary to actually increase the traffic flowing into your inbox, by asking/inviting a group of students to individually email you. But, I hope to prove you wrong and save you from the time-consuming tedium, of having to look out for and […]

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eLearning Meet: Using the Audience Response Systems

The Audience response systems aka clickers aka the ‘who wants to be a millionaire thingies’ have been in use at Roehampton for several years now. They are used quite significantly in the Department of Life Sciences and a few other departments across the University. Feedback from staff […]

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eLearningMeet: online exams for Journalism

Due to the many other wonderful presentations, there wasn’t time for this one at the eLearningMeet, so this post covers what I intended to talk about. In 2015 the module Reporting Britain, convened by Kate Wright, held its first online exam. The technology was already widely in […]

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eLearningMeet: Student Blogs as Assessed Coursework – A Case Study

Context At our 2nd eLearningMeet attendees learnt that in the fall of 2014-15, John Price a Historian and academic at both Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Roehampton introduced blogs as a form of summative assessment in two, of his half-year (one term, ten-week) modules […]

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eLearning Meet: Moodle Completion Tracking and Conditional Activities

Due to time constraints I was not unable to present at the eLearningMeet event on 29th June. However, I intended to talk about Moodle Completion Tracking and Conditional Activities. Completion Tracking You may have seen check (tick) boxes appear against your resources and activities on your Moodle site. Those […]

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eLearningMeet: Debbie Pearson on whether YouTube videos can enhance learning

At the eLearning Meet on 29 June, Debbie Pearson from the Business School presented on the YouTube videos she created for her first year accounting students. She explained her development process and the students’ response: In December 2014 I noticed a short article in The Times: “clips […]

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eLearningMeet: Using Nearpod with primary education students

Emily Rotchell from the School of Education talked about her experience of using Nearpod with her Primary trainee teachers teaching Geography. Nearpod is an online presentation and polling application, which allows users to upload existing presentations (e.g. PowerPoint) as well as create new ones from scratch. Nearpod provides […]

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