Universal Design for Learning in The Future VLE Here are my slides from my recent short presentation as part of UCD EdTecX 2018. The EdTECx talks are jointly hosted by UCD IT Services and UCD Teaching & Learning in conjunction with the UCD network of Educational Technologists. Universal Design for Learning provides a framework which
Are your students doing the reading? How to validate that students complete their reading assignments before class? We are constantly told that students are bored looking at Powerpoint and want more engaging forms or classroom activity. In-class discussion is a terrific way to promote deeper learning and student synthesis of key concepts. While the flipped
KonMari is the Japanese Art of decluttering and tidying up. Taking Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up as a starting point, Business eLearning in UCD School of Business had an online event we called Blackboard KonMari 'The practice of safely backing-up, clearing-out and improving the layout of your Blackboard modules'. It was delivered
Gamification in education involves the use of game-like mechanics in educational contexts, often using points, badges and leaderboards (Points, Badges and Leaderboards) to leverage students natural competitiveness and to motivate greater engagement. I have been looking at gamification a lot recently, and at ways in which it can be included in Blackboard modules in The
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