Blended Learning

Lesson activity in Moodle

What is it? A Lesson is an activity in Moodle. Lessons are a series of pages that link together, they can include content pages as well as question and answer pages. In the simplest form, learners can click the ‘continue’…

Personal response systems

A personal response system is a system of hardware and software that captures answers to questions in proprietary presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint. The hardware is a handheld transmitter that sends and receives data via a wireless infra-red signal…

The flipped classroom

What is the Flipped Classroom? In order to define the flipped classroom, let’s first talk about traditional teaching methods, where the teacher gives a student a task, for example, reading a chapter of a book. This would then be discussed…

Online quizzes and formative assessment

There has been a fair amount of research done since the late 1990s around formative assessment and it has become apparent that the use of formative assessment enhances students’ learning experience (Nicol, 2009) whilst also making a significant contribution to the improvement…

Online discussion forums

Online discussion areas are widely used across all spectrums. For example, if you want to find out how to make a kite, or remove grout haze from ceramic tiles, an internet search for these things will inevitably direct you to at…

Blended Learning

The term ‘Blended Learning’ certainly isn’t a new one and has been in common usage for some time now. Some of you may have heard the term and thought no more of it, and some of you may have decided that it…