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Turnitin Feedback Studio

At Royal Holloway, University of London we switched to Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS) and the Moodle V2 direct plug-in last week.  Approximately 50% of our submissions are marked using GradeMark, but the issues we had […]

Successes & Challenges

I’m meeting some of our big hitters today and I expect the conversations to be framed in terms of challenges and successes.  It’s a great opportunity to step back for a few moments and think […]

Stuck on the e-learning uptake treadmill

I’ve spoken many times about the perceived lack – and inequity – of VLE uptake at Royal Holloway, University of London.  I don’t think there is a lack staff engagement with Moodle, or Turnitin and […]

Our current projects – with big Es and small Ps

The new academic year has begun and, without a major Moodle upgrade to contend with, it has been relatively smooth. We’ve added to – rather than hastily re-edited – our collection of Moodle support materials, […]

Clickers / Audience Response Systems: an update

The PowerPoint presentation has (finally?) replaced the overhead projector in the role of sharing materials with groups of students in lecture halls and seminar rooms. PowerPoint allows us to draw upon and incorporate a wide […]

Me and MOOCs: Why I signed up

My interest in MOOCs was initially fuelled by scepticism – that what I later understood to be xMOOCs were little more than modern correspondence courses but without the envelopes (or the correspondence), and that the […]

Moodle News for 12/13

 Course Availability (changed) The previous method of making courses available en masse has been discontinued.  Tutors are now responsible for making their courses available.  This helps avoid the accidental release of out-of-date materials or unready […]

Moodle 2: Learning platform refresh and support 2012/13

Moodle2 five practicalreasonsforchange from Martin King This post provides an overview of the new and improved functionality in Moodle for 2012/13 and the Moodle 2 skills development opportunities for academic and administrative staff. Please contact […]