Alternative uses for Journals

Alternative uses for Journals

This article looks at how we can use the Journal tool in Blackboard for something a bit different to its usual task. The most common application of the journal is to create a space within a module for private reflection. However, it has other uses as this article will hopefully demonstrate. The article finishes with a very quick summary of reflection in education, and how Blackboard can help facilitate this…

Free Dictation Apps for Mobile Devices

Free Dictation Apps for Mobile Devices

Whilst working in school recently I was inspired to see some academics using the dictation capabilities of their smart phones to allow them to quickly annotate feedback for students. The staff member was able to get feedback out to his students in a very timely manner using this approach. Obviously, it’s not an approach for everyone. Some of us need time to reflect and gather our thoughts. Sometimes we need to use rubrics. However, the work flow was far more efficient for this particular staff member.

Good Practice Guide to Quizzes

Good Practice Guide to Quizzes

This guide takes a look at some of the pedagogic implications of using quizzes in your on-line module. It’s not a technical document, but will hopefully stimulate some ideas and thoughts about using quizzes. http://docs.google.com/gview?url=https://blogs.tees.ac.uk/lteonline/files/2015/02/PedagogyGuideQuizzes1.pdf&embedded=truePedagogyGuideQuizzes