A Case for Learning Analytics

Understanding the ‘Science of Learning’ at a deeper level has been a thorny undertaking despite copious amounts of papers being published in educational research over decades. In most instances the investigations are centred around qualitative data based on user perceptions and surveys with relatively little evidence originating from quantitative data sets. Consequently it is suggested…

Gotomeeting video conferences versus Wirecast video streaming

Gotomeeting video conferences versus Wirecast video streaming Being able make lectures available in real-time online is a valuable tool in the eLearning armoury. At Harper Adams we now have two functioning methods of providing these facilities which raises the question of which is best? Audience participation In terms of audience participation Goto has the edge.…

Virtual Classroom options for Harper Adams University

In order to avoid confusion it is important to highlight the differences between Video/Web-conferencing software and Virtual classroom software (VCS). Video/Web-conferencing is based on a single ‘virtual’ meeting room, ‘hosted’ by the presenter in which video, audio (VoIP) and desktop application are shared between the presenter and one or several ‘invited’ participants. Controls over the…

Cloud Computing in Educational Technology

Once upon a time whenever a user wanted to use a piece of software (s)he had to purchase it on a physical storage device (a Floppy Disc in the 80’s, a CD-ROM in the 90s and DVDs in the early 21 century) from which to needed to be installed onto one’s computer and run as…