EdTechRoundUp Special on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

27 April 2009

ETRU SpecialThis ETRU Special was co-hosted by Dai Barnes and Doug Belshaw. We’ve been discussing Virtual Learning Environments and Learning Platforms on-and-off for weeks now, so the time had come to have the chance to invite some experts in and have a lengthier discussion. We talked to Jeff O’Hara (@zemote), co-founder of Edmodo, discussed the various options when it comes to integrating a VLE, and some ideas for best practice. We finished with approaches for getting all staff onboard when deploying a VLE institution-wide. :-)

Many thanks to Sinclair Mackenzie for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting.

Make sure you visit the wiki page for the ETRU Special on VLEs. Some great links there!

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp Weekly #25 – How to become an ‘expert’, SMART tables & Pico projectors.

26 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Doug Belshaw. After a quick discussion about what constitutes an ‘expert’ in the field of educational technology and how to become one (see this blog post) we moved onto Mary Cooch‘s presentation at MoodleMoot. We finished with some discussion of hardware: Tom Barrett told us about the SMART table he’s got on loan in his classroom, then Doug told us about the Optoma Pico projector in which he’s invested! :-)

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting.

Here’s a link to the relevant ETRU wiki page for this week’s meeting.

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp Weekly #24 – User experiences of VLEs and a general discussion.

26 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Dai Barnes. Even though it was Easter weekend, there were still plenty of educators willing to share ideas and opinions about Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and have a general chat about the world of educational technology! :-)

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting.

Here’s a link to the relevant ETRU wiki page for this week’s meeting.

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp Weekly #23 – Data systems (MIS), ‘Livescribe’ and planning a ETRU special on VLEs!

9 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Doug Belshaw. There were plenty of educators willing to share their thoughts and experience about data management applications, barriers to educational change, and the potential for Virtual Learning Environments, or VLEs, in schools.

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated all the links from the meeting.

Louise Jones has kindly tidied up the ETR wiki page for this week’s meeting, whilst Dave Stacey has done a sterling job in making the ETR wiki homepage look fabulous!

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp #22 – Twitter-powered interviews, ‘My Web’, and the new English Primary Curriculum

4 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Doug Belshaw. We started with a discussion of Doug’s unusual interview technique (using Twitter) that he successfully employed for a ‘Director of E-Learning’ position. We then moved onto a blog post by Robert Jones entitled My Web is Better, and more on the leaked primary curriculum.

Many thanks to Sinclair Mackenzie for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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The area for discussing this podcast is on the ETRU Forum here.

Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting on ETRU diigo account.

 

Louise Jones has kindly tidied up the ETR wiki page for this week’s meeting.

 

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp #21 – Communication, Surveys, and Techy Tips for Non-Techy Teachers

4 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Dave Stacey. It being Mothering Sunday in England, there was a lot fewer present in the FlashMeeting than normal! The agenda items included ways in which educators within a local authority can communicate effectively, online surveys, and a collaborative Google presentation, ‘Techy Tips for Non-Techy Teachers’

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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Dai Barnes has collated all the links from the meeting.

Louise Jones has kindly tidied up the ETR wiki page for this week’s meeting.

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


EdTechRoundUp #20 – Copyright4Learning, Functional Skills, and wearable technology

4 April 2009

ETRU WeeklyThis week’s meeting was led by Doug Belshaw. The agenda was somewhat spartan and so we spent a good deal of time discussing some of the major items. We started with a new wiki that Theo Kuechel and Mark Clarkson have set up entitled Copyright4Learning, touched upon ‘Functional Skills’, and then moved onto wearable technology and whether it’s a ‘game changer’.

Many thanks to Tony Sheppard for grabbing the audio from the FlashMeeting!

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The area for discussing this podcast is on the ETRU Forum here.

Dai Barnes has collated the links from the meeting on ETRU diigo account.

 

Lisa Stevens has kindly tidied up the ETR wiki page for this week’s meeting.

 

The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’


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