Well, here am I saying I would be good and post regularly and have seemed to have completely missed October! However, having said that I have been kept very busy with Perception, both training and providing support.
Things I have been doing since my last post:
I have been very excited about getting my hands on Moodle. I have been following the tutorials from Lynda.com and with Mark L’s help set up WAMP on my machine which has enabled me to run a mini-moodle server. I have been transferring information from the Sharepoint online tutoring site and at the same time experimenting with the different functionality.
I have also had a look at Xerte (re-usable learning object editor). I would like to be able to publish RLO’s created in Xerte into the online tutoring course. Hopefully will be able to update you on how I have been getting on in my next post.
Another thing which has made me think is how do you get people to engage with online activities in a blended learning course? This can often be a bit of a sticking point. Other than make participants do it by assigning a grade to their online input, does anyone out there have any other ideas which have worked for them??