I purchased the Scenario Design Toolkit by Cathy Moore a little while ago; it’s been something I’ve been dipping in and out of alongside reading Instructional Story Design by Rance Greene and Scenario-Based eLearning by Ruth Clark. I’ve finally completed the toolkit and wanted to share some of my initial thoughts.Continue reading →
This was my first time attending the ALT conference; I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’d heard good things about it. Due to COVID-19, the conference was virtual, so I wasn’t sure what the experience would be like. In this post, I reflect on my experience and think about what I have learned as well as the actionable takeaways.Continue reading →
In the past, I’ve used the H5P plugin for Moodle projects and I’ve never really liked it. This is due to various stylesheet constraints. Recently I’ve been experimenting with the WordPress H5P plugin, specifically modifying stylesheets using H5P Mods. In this blog post, I reflect on my experience and share the installation steps.Continue reading →
My hunger for podcasts started when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which coincided with my “couch to 5k” challenge. I quickly got bored of listening to music and struggled to find new albums to really get into. In this blog post I share my experiences with podcasts; listening and developing and the pros and cons.Continue reading →
I can’t believe the year is almost over. I feel guilty when I reflect on 2020, despite the pandemic, my year hasn’t been too bad. I’ve had to make adjustments, but I feel lucky to be in the position I’m in. 2020 will be a year that many will want to forget, but I’ve tried hard to make the best of the situation and use the time I’ve had productively.
I’ve been quite selective with my CPD activities this year. One of my goals has been to develop content that is more accessible. Earlier this year I read a paper about Dyslexia and after doing some research decided to undertake a short course on the Fundamentals of Dyslexia Awareness by the British Dylexia Association.Continue reading →
I was recently asked to upload a virtual 360 tour of a police station into Moodle. The activity really impressed me; it was informative and engaging. It got me thinking, how easy would it be to create something like this myself? Quickly and on a budget.Continue reading →
Moodle 3.9 was released in June 2020 with a minor update released in July (3.9.1). Major changes include H5P integration, improvements to accessibility and the ability to copy courses. I’ve just installed the new version and these are my first impressions.Continue reading →
In this post I reflect on a recent situation as a student rather than an educator. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, organisations and institutions are shifting to online learning. In this post I share some recent issues I’ve experienced as a result of face-to-face classes moving online.Continue reading
With the Coronavirus forcing more and more schools and universities to suspend lessons, it has prompted many institutions to look at moving their face to face training online. It can take teams of individuals to move this type of training online, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. My advice? Keep it simple!