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.…

ELearning and curriculum development

How can eLearning contribute when we consider curriculum design? The answer is obviously complex but for the purposes of this discussion I’ll attempt to break it down into three simplistic choices: the beginning, middle, and end. The Beginning A unified philosophy amongst all of those involved in developing a curriculum can be of enormous benefit…

Education: Will it blend?

Fear not, this post is not about throwing education into an industrial blender. Rather it considers the possibilities of blended learning. This involves the combining of educational technology with work done in a traditional classroom setting. Higher education is the setting with which this post is concerned. A great deal of existing literature suggests a…

OMR: Breaking the barriers of time and space

One of the biggest difficulties that can be experienced when a university attempts to introduce summative computerised assessment is the problem of time and space. Computerised summative assessment turns the workload balance associated with exams on its head. Traditionally marking finished exam papers was where the time costs were heaviest in the process for lecturers.…