PebblePad3 contains both personal and assessment spaces, and is the University’s e-Portfolio tool. Continue reading “Introducing PebblePad3… (updated 2013)”
Embedding Digital Literacy & Employability Continue reading “Embedding Digital Literacy & Employability Skills into the Curriculum”
A combination of inspiration from ‘Are You Looking For The Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes?‘(which also highlights cons to having a magazine theme), posted by makeuseof.com, a recent project involving setting up a (free) WordPress blog …and a nasty spam attack on my previous blog has prompted me to create a new one.
As a Learning Technologist my aim is to inspire others to use technology to enhance teaching & learning and promote good practice. I’m really pleased with this theme as I think it will be well suited for this. It looks engaging, is easy to manage and has a ‘Quick Post’ function which is more like a status bar – ideal for quickly sharing useful stuff!
Setting up a new site has made me consider why I blog, who my audience is and how best to present information for them. The process has also got me thinking about the best way to write posts – should we use a more journalistic style? By this I mean should we structure content to ensure a summary in the first paragraph, accommodating ‘surfing the web’?
Adding a slideshow of blogs created by students I teach has made me realise I didn’t really cover how to write for the web with them. Establishing the right tone and choosing a punchy title is difficult to do, and something I struggle with. Does anyone know of any good resources?
Another reason I decided to start a new blog was to show others how impressive a free WordPress site can look. …But, I’ve discovered my reliance on plug-ins so will be paying – please bear with me as a few things aren’t working at the mo. From now I shall mention when a particular tool requires one…
Hope you like the blog BTW!
‘In at the Deep End’, written by Professor Phil Race, is a guide for new teachers, which is given to all students doing the PostGraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PGCAP) and General Teachers Associates (GTA) courses. Plymouth University purchased the right to use the content in 2007.
I was tasked with creating a ‘Plymouth’ version of the book. I created it using Adobe InDesign and produced the illustrations using Photoshop, following an excellent tutorial by Melissa Evans.
Unfortunately I can’t embed the book due to our copyright agreement. It is available online on our University intranet.