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Category Archives: tool

Articulate E-Learning Roadshow

Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson of the Articulate Community were in Dublin. The audience were mainly Storyline users drawn from higher education, business and freelance developers. The UCD contingent included several academics as well as educational technologists. Tom & David started by focusing on design based on the accurate premise that many Storyline courses growContinue Reading

Virtual Tour Conway Institute

Following the virtual tour of the UCD James Joyce Library, Gordon Cooke and Kate Connor from the UCD Conway Institute have developed  Labview 360, a virtual tour of the Conway labs using krpano. Their aim is to speed up the training and orientation of new students and staff on the Institute’s labs and equipment. ToContinue Reading

Oppia for open questions and learning scenarios

Oppia is a new cloud-based authoring tool under development by a team of collaborators including Google employees. Currently in beta and due for release in February 2015, Oppia is free and open source, easy-to-use and flexible. It is built around learning activities which it calls ‘explorations’. It is good at parsing answers to open questions and branching basedContinue Reading

Collaborative Online Project between Years

Dr Niamh Flanagan of the UCD School of Applied Social Science wanted students on the first and second years of the Masters in Social Science (Social Work) to work together on the Student-2-Student Dialogue Project. The aim of this project was to investigate learning opportunities while on fieldwork placement. The first year students designed aContinue Reading

Pesky Gnats! – Game for children in therapy

Pesky Gnats is a computer game and app for children to play in therapy. gNATs are little flies whose sting leads to certain negative ways of thinking . These Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) develop without the person noticing. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) was developed for adults and is not very child friendly. To make CBTContinue Reading

Virtual Tour – UCD James Joyce Library

Media Services and UCD Library recently developed a Virtual Tour of the UCD Library to help new staff and students find their away around the four floors of the James Joyce Library in University College Dublin. The tour runs on computers, tablets and phones. The tour was developed using krpano – a tool for creating virtual tours fromContinue Reading

Articulate Storyline for Authoring

  Articulate Storyline is the most recent authoring tool from Articulate. Released over a year ago, it is a much improved version of Articulate Studio which I reviewed in August 2010. Storyline is now a unified, stand-alone product, completely separate from PowerPoint. The three components of Studio – Engage, Quizmaker and Presenter –  are combinedContinue Reading

Helping HIV Testing

It is not every day that the team in Media Services get to work on projects that can save human lives… To date over 2,000 patients have agreed to take a rapid test for HIV for a research programme in the Mater Hospital Emergency Department, run by the UCD HIV Molecular Research Group. Media ServicesContinue Reading

Open University Learning Design Resources

I have been participating in the Open University’s  – Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It has a much more structured and demanding timetable than Stanford University’s  Designing a New Learning Environment.  In Week 3 of the MOOC we were introduced to activities based on Gráinne Conole’s 7CS of Learning DesignContinue Reading

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

I have just written a review of my participation in the Designing a New Learning Environment Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by Stanford University in the Educational Technology and Change Journal I have now enrolled in a similarly titled course with the Open University Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum.