A little while ago, Microsoft made some very interesting developments to their wonderful Office Lens app. We will look at those enhancements in a minute but first, let’s take a quick look at Office Lens. If you’ve not used it before, it’s a very handy app that can “scan” a variety of materials: whiteboards, documents, business cards and so on..
Bite-size is effectively ‘chunking’ relevant content into manageable nuggets of information. It is a great way to engage learners who prefer snappy, accessible and easy to remember content. Making information available in digestible portions provides students with the opportunity to work through material in stages, allowing them to focus on topics, which results in deeper, more meaningful learning…
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.
Assessment can be considered one of the many challenges when designing and delivering a module: how do you find enough teaching time to cover all of the learning outcomes and assess them to ensure the module is constructively aligned? To
Mobile technology has evolved rapidly over the past decade and studies show that by 2015, 80% of people accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices. The number of mobile devices produced and purchased each year continues to
With a growth of over 1400% in 2013, the concept of “badging” looks set to gain further popularity within the next few years, particularly with education providers. The whole concept of Open Badges can be likened to Scouting badges, whereby