All posts tagged online learning

Accessibility within Moodle

School websites and systems should be accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of specific needs or disabilities. This post provides information regarding the different accessibility and assistive technology features available within Moodle, and an individual’s operating system or web browser.
Moodle Accessibility Block
The Accessibility block appears on…

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Upgrade to Moodle 2.8: New Features

Upgrade to Moodle 2.8
The annual Moodle upgrade to version 2.8 will take place on 30th July 2015. On this day the site will be accessible, albeit in ‘read-only’ mode, meaning that while students and staff will retain full access to most resources during the upgrade, no…

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Free online course – Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

Our next free online course
Our next free online course with FutureLearn is titled Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action and begins 28th September 2015.  Delivered by Lead Educator, Dr Tanya Marchant, and staff from the Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH) Centre…

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Upgrade to Moodle 2.6: New Features

Introducing Moodle 2.6
On 31st July we will be upgraded to Moodle 2.6, and, despite being a small, ‘incremental’ upgrade, you’ll notice a few new features and changes to the interface. Information on these changes are outlined below.
User interface

Collated activity and resource editing tools
Editing…

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at LSHTM

From the Dean of Studies, Prof. Sharon Huttly:

As some of you know, the School has become a partner in FutureLearn – the UK’s main MOOC platform – as part of its strategic development of online/e-learning. We’re holding an open meeting on Monday 16th June at 12.45…

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Quality, participation, and the ‘openness’ of MOOCs

An overview of some recent writing regarding the design and delivery of MOOCs, enrolment on them, and their position within the open education movement.

‘MOOCs’, or Massive Online Open Courses, have been the educational trend of the past two years. Although media reporting has now died down to some degree…

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