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Posted by: on August 12, 2020

ALTC Summer Summit talk: What we can learn from user experience design to make l...

I will be presenting a session on UX lessons for inclusion during the ALTC Summer Summit on Wed, Aug 26 2020, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Abstract Learning technologies are often thought of in terms of their use but not their usability. Core tools used by learning technologists often suffer from poor design that impacts both the […]

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Posted by: on August 7, 2020

Can we afford not to think about affordances? Usability lessons from the ecologi...

I have a new post on the ALT site focusing on the concept of affordances. Here’s a quick excerpt: We often throw the word affordance into conversation casually when we talk about what we can do with something. But this devalues a very powerful concept that can help us rethink how we design virtual learning […]

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Posted by: on July 17, 2020

6 papers on education to read this summer

My post suggesting some interesting papers to read on the theory of education has appeared on the #ALTC Blog. These are the papers but the post gives more details and reasons for each accompanied by links to related videos and additional research. Redmond, P. et al. (2018). An Online Engagement Framework for Higher Education’. Online […]

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Posted by: on July 14, 2020

6-Tasks Framework for thinking about instructional video

I have been trying to synthesise the various strands of research into educational videos for a while. The famous 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning by Richard Mayer leave too many gaps and are hard to apply more generally. Other frameworks do not focus on some of the more practical aspects of educational video. So, in […]

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Posted by: on June 28, 2020

Are we finally seeing a revolution in document creation? – App review on #ALTC Blog

My review of new approaches to creating various types of documents was just published on #ALTC Blog. It looks in details at Notion Coda Airtable with honourable mentions for: Onenote Dropbox Paper Google Docs Microsoft Fluid Framework Bear My particular recommendation is which I also adopted as my personal main note-taking and planning app […]

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Posted by: on June 17, 2020

More sessions on Learning and Productivity for June and July 2020

I’m running more sessions on the subject of computer productivity and teaching and learning. Some of them are run as part of the IT Learning Centre and others are organised directly by SBS. Sessions run through the IT Learning Centre Using technology more productively: Save time, keep healthy! This session will cover tips and strategies […]

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Posted by: on June 17, 2020

12 questions about producing instructional videos: Answers for evidence-based pr...

I will be running this session on 18 June at 1pm UK time as part of the Media & Learning 2020 online conference in collaboration with RapidMooc using their virtual exhibition booth. Registration is free to conference participants. The 12 questions This session will answer questions to 12 commonly-asked questions about producing effective instructional videos. […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

Training sessions available in May 2020

These training sessions are available to anyone at the University of Oxford. Registration available via Canvas on Mon, 11 May, 14:00: How to get better at computers (or anything): Strategies, metaphors and tips NEW! Wed, 13 May, 14:00: Zoom Basics: How to organise, support and run online classes with Zoom Fri, 15 May, 11:00: Zoom masterclass: Beyond […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2020

Teaching Remotely Webinars: Ideas for using video

  29/04/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register 13/05/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting a number of webinar sessions to provide additional support and guidance to colleagues making the transition from face-to-face to remote teaching with their students. This webinar will show you some practical examples of videos produced at the […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Transferring handwriting to video with pen and paper: Technique for live and pre...

Note: The applications mentioned below are not endorsed or procured by the University or School IT department. As everybody else, educators in STEM fields are transferring their teaching online. But a lot of teaching involving mathematics still relies heavily on handwriting. This is much less straightforward to replicate in a video let alone a live Zoom […]

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