The Blended Learning Team at Glasgow Caledonian University (CGU) have been working to support and develop approaches to fully online delivery. This has led to them producing a number of guides and resources outlining their suggested design methodology. They have been sharing these approaches within the University as they have evolved over the past year, and now to coincide with Open Education Week, they are making the guides available to us all
Both of these guides have been written within the learning and teaching context of CGU, however the general principles are generic enough to be used by others.
The Guides are available to download in docx format here:
Curriculum Design Overview for Online Delivery (13 page, 3mb, docx)
A Guide to Developing Fully Online Modules in GCU Learn (20 page, 1mb, docx)
Or embedded online versions via Adobe Slate are available here:
Curriculum Design Overview for Online Delivery
A Guide to Developing Fully Online Modules in GCU Learn
The Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.
The CDN Emporium 2016: Inspiring Ideas will take place throughout June, offering a week of thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at the College Development Network offices in Stirling and in colleges across Scotland.
This year the CDN Emporium will explore ‘Developing the Workforce’ as a theme. This is an opportunity for you to share your inspiring ideas across the sector and beyond!
CDN are looking for event proposals that connect to the theme of ‘Developing the Workforce’ and which align with the vision of ‘Leading, Creating and Sharing.’
Success stories related to STEM curriculum areas, Employer Engagement and School College Partnerships are particularly welcome.
The Moodle Users Association announce that they are now accepting memberships that will be used to help drive the Moodle project.
The Association is a not-for-profit organisation, separate from the main Moodle company, where monies raised via membership subscriptions will be used to fund development projects voted on by the Members.
There are four levels of membership, starting at 100 AUS dollars (approx £49) for individuals going up to a Gold organisation membership of 10,000 + AUS dollars.
In taking out a membership, you are buying voting points, where each dollar of membership provides you with 1 voting point - so the higher your membership level, the greater your voting power.
The core business of the Association is to propose projects, develop specifications and to decide (by vote) which projects, membership funds will be used to develop, before handing the projects to Moodle HQ for development.
We're viewing the Association as an attempt by Moodle to raise additional funds without the need of going to the market to seek private equity or commercial revenue so they can remain independant as an open source community project.
LEO have created an infographic to help explain how you can use Moodle in a 70:20:10 environment.
28th January 2016
Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh
Working with SQA and looking at the practical issues of selecting, implementing and using e-Assessment and related technologies and techniques. This year the conference will focus on the role and use of learning technologies and related developments in Developing the Young Workforce
The role of schools, colleges and training providers will be pivotal in implementing the Developing the Young Workforce strategy.
Scotland has been at the forefront of developing and implementing learning that is assessed using the latest IT and ICT techniques and technologies. The conference speakers will, through a range of presentations and case studies, look at opportunities for digitising the assessment process new approaches to assessment and how technology can be used to help design more effective and reliable assessment.
It is confirmed that this years programme will include the following sessions:
The Strategic Importance of “Developing the Young Workforce”
- SQA Keynote Address - Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development, SQA
- Derek Hawthorne, Skills Development Scotland
- Prof Phil John, Scholar, Heriot Watt University
Technology as a key element of the assessment process – its value beyond the qualification
- Tim Burnett and Ian Brumfitt, BTL
- Denis Saunders, Calibrand
- Margaret Marshall,EPICT & Susan Gearing, e-com Scotland
- David Crosbie & Terri McComiskey, CCEA
Good Practice and Experience - Case Studies and Projects from Scottish Education
- Celeste McLaughlin, Jisc Scotland
- Douglas Morrison, City of Glasgow College
- Wendy Reith, The Royal High School in Edinburgh
Traffic Signals - The future Landscape and Impact of Technology in Scotland
- Jim Fanning, Education Scotland
- Jeff Heywood, University of Edinburgh
A Conversation About Instructional Design
Our next Discussion & Networking Meeting takes place on 30th March at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh from 2 till 4pm.
This is an opportunity to get together with other e-learning practitioners to discuss the latest news and projects from across our communities.
At our last couple of Discussion & Networking Meetings, we have covered a number of topics around creating "good e-learning", and one topic which came up regularly was Instructional Design. So to bring this topic to the fore, we are setting some time aside to cover the topic specifically.
During the conversation, we will discuss the instructional methodologies we use, the issues we have identified in using them and how we are looking to evolve our processes, especially taking into account new technologies which are becoming available to us, and ask:
"How do traditional instructional models fit into a world of chunks, learner produced content and content curation?"
This meeting is free for eLearning Alliance Members to attend. There is a £35 charge for non-Members.
eCom Scotland will launch eNetAuthor, its new cloud-based authoring tool for eLearning teams, at Learning Technologies 2016. This innovative new tool is designed to help companies manage the creation of eLearning projects from the initial concept right through to delivery.
With the complete eLearning process from storyboarding, to authoring and reviewing in one tool, eNetAuthor helps eLearning teams work more effectively.
As all resources are held in the cloud it is easier for team members in different locations to work together and to work on projects simultaneously.
eNetAuthor allows those without any specialist knowledge to quickly create interactive, feature-rich content to engage learners.
There is a range of advanced features for technical users – Designers and Developers – which give complete control of the content design and styling.
eNetAuthor enables the management and control of all parts of eLearning projects, including arranging meetings, sending messages and scheduling tasks.
From the customisable dashboard you can track progress, analyse activity and quickly produce management reports.
The real-time insight helps to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.
Linda Steedman, CEO of eCom Scotland, says that: “We have imbedded our 19 years of experience of delivering workplace eLearning to develop a tool for both those starting out in eLearning and for the experts. We know it works as we are proud to use this tool to deliver our own projects.”
eCom Scotland will be on stand L15 at Learning Technologies 2016 (3rd & 4th Feb) to demonstrate eNetAuthor. Visitors can see the product in action and sign up for a free trial throughout the day and join the eCom team for the launch events at 3.30pm on both days. For more information about eNetAuthor visit enetauthor.com.