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Personal Learning Environments – An Overview

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  There are many benefits that can be had through the use of technologies in education. Technology can be used both to stimulate and continue learning, building lifelong habits of learning in those willing to take advantage of what technology can offer as a tool for enhancing educational opportunities. One way to build lifelong learning… continue reading »

Design for eLearning

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Our good friend Gala Hesson developed some excellent resources on design for elearning when she worked for HEDC, which are sadly no longer available online. However, she has graciously allowed us to share the handout from her Communication Design for eLearning workshop. If you’re wondering about some good principles for elearning design, this handout is… continue reading »

Considering Course Design

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  When developing an online course, either as a standalone or as part of a blended learning programme that includes a face-to-face component, it is important to consider how that online component will be used by the student. As you prepare for 2017, think about these five considerations for designing a course online. 1. Integration and… continue reading »

With Students in Mind Part 1

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This first post of With Students in Mind presents practical teaching tip #1: Design your course with students in mind Buzz words in higher education are “flipped classroom”, “active engagement”, and “student-centred” but what do they mean? In essence, they mean that students do most of the talking and thinking during class time rather than… continue reading »

Trialling an innovative learning tool for RT students

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Teaching a paper called Radiation Therapy and Oncology to RT students in their first year of study involves the students having a basic understanding of cancer, its causes, treatment options and side effects. Whilst on assessment the students can show understanding of these concepts, what I found lacking was an overall comprehension of what a… continue reading »

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