Month: April 2016

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Xerte Conference 2016 by Karl (Post3/3)

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Karl Luke In my previous Learning Technologist role within MEDIC I was responsible for the rapid development of interactive, online modules for a number of eLearning courses and standalone modules. Like many Learning Technologists I consulted a swiss army knife of tools and applications in developing rich, multimedia content, based on a number of requirements,
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Xerte Conference 2016 by Jin (Post2/3)

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Jin Tan Xerte (Xerte Online Toolkit) has been supported at Cardiff University since it was introduced by Simon Wood in 2008. I’ve been supporting it here since 2012. From 50 users (3 schools) to 600+ users all over the University, from individuals to a group of learning technologists, from the flash-based v1.6 to the
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Xerte Conference 2016 by Dewi (Post1/3)

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Dewi Parry This year, a few of us attended the Xerte Conference 2016, hosted by Nottingham University. As we’ve mentioned here on the blog, Xerte Online Toolkits is now a supported service within the University, which enables you to create accessible learning objects online for use in your teaching. We’ve also mentioned that we
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All about Xerte: new tutorial resource

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Catherine Emmett Last week’s adventures for one-half of the learning technology enablement team were all about the Xerte conference. There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on out there, so look out for posts to come shortly about the conference from various learning technologists in the University. And, since there is so much excitement
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JISC Digifest 2016 (Post1/4)

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Hannah, Gethin and Dewi Last month, we went along to Digifest, the annual forum for learning technologists in UK further and higher education. It’s run by JISC, the not for profit organisation that provides digital services, advice and practical assistance. Digifest is a valuable opportunity for us to hear from key figures in education
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JISC Digifest 2016 – by Hannah (Post 2/4)

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Hannah Temple My key challenge from this year’s conference is that we increasingly need to look outside ourselves, not just as an institution but as a sector, to find out what is working well. It’s close to home but we can learn a lot from further education, for example – There’s lots of interesting,
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JISC Digifest 2016 – by Gethin (Post 3/4)

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Gethin Rowlands Just as both Hannah and Dewi have mentioned, #Digifest16 was a great opportunity for us to learn from other institutions, to network and establish useful contacts from outside the University, but also look within and understand the practices that we have here at Cardiff University (I also attended the “Understanding your organisation’s
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JISC Digifest 2016 – by Dewi (Post 4/4)

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Dewi Parry #Digifest16 was timely for us this year, with the opening of the Centre for Education Innovation, the launch of the Education Innovation Fund, and the new challenges that we face looking to the future. As Hannah explained in her earlier post, it’s important to look further afield to learn from others, and
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