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Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool

We have added a new button to Canvas. Although not particularly exciting in itself, it’s what this button can do that makes it newsworthy....
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Implications of EU Copyright directive for Educators

A new EU directive for copyright was announced this week. At the time of writing this, Britain is still in the European Union (although...
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My thoughts on the 2019 JISC Digifest conference. Shaping education for a hyper-connected world. 85% of jobs that will exist in 10 years time…Have...
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Amazon’s VLE ambitions

Amazon’s ambitions to go deeper into the education market are crossing over into another interesting opportunity for the tech giant: online recruitment and job...
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Free image libraries & vectors

Freepik is the leading search engine of free vector designs and is my personal favourite. All of the graphics used on this site have...
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HTML5 Quiz Platforms

Quizzes are a great tool for adding much needed interaction during long presentations or testing learners that they have actually understood a topic. I’ve...
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eBooks And Audiobooks

Everyone learns in a different way. Some people are more visual eLearners who prefer to savor and digest the text in front of them,...
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Knowledge Sharing Apps

What is great about BoostHQ is that everything team members share is automatically indexed in topic specific channels and they can access it exactly...
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Creating Storyboards

Why Create Storyboards For Effective eLearning The world is full of things to learn about. We live in an age where accessing information is...
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eLearning Infographics

The most important feature that your eLearning infographics should have is relevant eLearning content. The reason why online learners are having a glance at...
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Improve Your Design Skills

Learners are consuming content in new ways than they were five years ago. As a result, learning and instructional designers need to understand how...
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Learning Apps

Employee training has made some impressive leaps over the last couple of decades. With the internet came the possibilities of eLearning. From there, technology...
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Trajectories for Digital Technology in Education

6 minutes to read“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” (Marshall McLuhan). What will the landscape...
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The effect of Higher Education on social mobility in the United States.

21 minutes to readCharacteristics of United States Higher Education system. In order to understand Higher Education’s effect on social mobility in the United States,...
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California’s MOOC Bill

California created a “Higher Education Master Plan”, a model that aimed to deliver high-quality education available to all.
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eLearning vs the traditional classroom

5 minutes to readThe debate of online-vs-traditional learning is extremely relevant today. At a time when online learning is growing in maturity, this path...
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Tom Blended Learning Education Theory

Future Learning

0 minutes to readEducational systems of the future will not be able to cope with the increased demand from learners, without the assistance of...
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Innovation in Education using mobile technology

4 minutes to read “A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see...
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Tom Policy Theory

Higher Education policy on mobile technology

Two years ago, Professor Sir Ron Cooke’s report on on-line innovation in higher education noted that the UK higher education sector has a worldclass...
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Learning – Enablers and Barriers

According to research by Unesco, educators are getting close to capitalising on the full potential of mobile technology.
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