by Nicky Hockly | Apr 29, 2013 | elearning, Moodle, tutorial, VLE, web 2.0
If you use Moodle as your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) of choice you’re not alone. The latest statistics from the Moodle community site are impressive: over 1 million teachers and over 68 million students in 232 countries use it. Whether you are thinking of dipping your toes in the waters of VLEs, or whether you are already confidently swimming around in Moodle, you may find the Moodle tutorial videos below helpful.
by Nicky Hockly | Jan 11, 2013 | conferences, IATEFL, webinar It’s a new year, and we have a new series of free webinars starting on 20 January. At The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG we are kicking off our 2013 webinars with a debate on interactive whiteboards, or IWBs (see below). Pete Sharma will be defending...
by Nicky Hockly | Oct 4, 2012 | blended learning, E-Moderation, elearning, webinarI’ve blogged about the free Learning to Teach Online video series (LTTO) from the University of New South Wales before. (The original post, which includes 4 other online teaching video resources, is here). What’s especially good about the LTTO videos...
by Nicky Hockly | Feb 28, 2012 | blended learning, ICT, technology, web 2.0
One of the biggest challenges facing EFL (and other) teachers today is how to integrate technology into our classes in a meaningful and principled way. If that sounds like you or your trainee teachers, here’s a 1-minute roadmap.
by Nicky Hockly | Dec 9, 2011 | blended learning, E-Moderation
How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. The trick is to find the middle ground between being omnipresent (and too stifling), and being invisible (and appearing uninterested ). Here are five things that can help you strike this balance.
by Nicky Hockly | Apr 25, 2011 | blended learning, E-Moderation, elearning
How to design and deliver good blended learning courses (part online and part f2f). Tips and advice.