Snagit: the swiss army screenshot tool for teachers

In previous posts I talked about our experience of running a large online course over the summer with over 2000 students. To create content and provide tech support for such a large cohort meant we had to use a variety of software for video editing, content creation, presentations and guide writing. In the end, it…

H5P: VLE integration, hosting and pricing

In my previous post I gave an introduction to the tool H5P and showed some examples of how we’ve used it on various courses. I wanted to explain in a bit more detail how H5P can be used, particularly explaining the various pricing and VLE integrations it has. It is a little bit confusing, but…

H5P: a versatile content creation tool

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at specific tools that can be used to create digital content of various kinds.  Many of us are likely to be running either blended or online courses in the months to come and we’ll need to give students a reasonable amount of digital content…

A few things we’ve learnt about online delivery – part 3

Ok, this is my final post outlining what we’ve learnt about online learning over the last few months running several courses for over 2000 students. You can also read part 1 and part 2 in the series. 8: Communication and clear information is more important than ever One thing that we found really important during…

A few things we’ve learnt about online delivery – part 2

In my previous post I listed some of the things we’ve learnt during the summer running an online course for over 2000 students. It was getting rather long so I decided to split across several posts, so here is the second part. In this one I’ll focus in on what we learnt about delivering remote…

A few things we’ve learnt about online delivery – part 1

The last 5 months or so have been a massive test of our centre’s ability to move courses online and train teachers to deliver ‘live’ remote lessons to students. For many schools and universities it was a blessing that the Coronavirus hit so late in the academic year as it meant they only had to…

We’re all instructional designers now

A few weeks before the summer holidays started, my son’s secondary school decided they wanted to deliver some of their lessons ‘live’ online. It was a slightly odd decision given that they hadn’t done that for the previous three months, but still, a step in the right direction. I was intrigued to find out how…