I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new version of Moodle to arrive. Version 4.0 was released last week and I couldn’t wait to get it installed and take a look at the new UI and all the features. In this post, I describe the installation process as well as my first experiences.Continue reading
Over Christmas I spent some time redesigning the eLearning Academy website as it was looking a bit dated. Even though I’m not planning on doing much with the learning academy this year, I thought it could do with a refresh. You can visit the website at the same address, although the old-style site has now been removed.Continue reading
It’s been a while since I posted, it’s been pretty hard to find time to write. When I am not working I am writing for my PhD, which is taking up quite a lot of my free time right now. 2021 was annoyingly uneventful, what with COVID part 2, I essentially became somewhat of a hermit again. But without further ado, here is my year in review.
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 →
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 →