We regularly use the excellent software provided by Articulate for the rapid development of e-learning resources. With the growing popularity of this software it is increasingly important to differentiate your courses by using custom Articulate Presenter skins. These skins can also incorporate additional functionality not provided by the generic Articulate Presenter players as well as offering the possibility to brand courses to provide a unique and integrated learning experience.
We worked with Canvas Holidays to set up web based orientation training for their seasonal holiday camp staff. A Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) was installed and themed to match their corporate branding. A set of narrated multimedia resources and quizzes were developed to cover the required learning outcomes of the course. Custom reporting facilities were developed for tracking user progress through the course and we provided training for Canvas staff to help them enrol users and support the use of their system.
Since being established in March 2008 the Physiopedia project has created over 1400 evidence-based articles through collaboration with 23 educational institutions, research groups, professional organisations and clinics. With more than 130,000 unique users from over 200 countries each month Physiopedia is now one of the most popular physiotherapy related websites.
Working for the University of Nottingham we carried out an in-depth review of the research literature of using Twitter in teaching and learning. Based on this review we developed a model for using Twitter in teaching for use in the delivery of a physiotherapy module.
A project carried out in collaboration with the University of Sussex to develop a highly interactive website incorporating many videos to support the development of key academic study skills among students. The site was built on a bespoke content management system (CMS) designed to support the complex page content structures while minimising the complexity of site editing. A second project developed a mobile version of the website delivered using the same CMS.
A series of interactive video episodes that explore the skills involved in group working developed for Learn Higher in collaboration with the University of Leeds. This resource won the 2009 Jorum Learning & Teaching Competition and also won the 2009 Epigeum Award for Most Effective Use of Video Presentations.
A website developed in collaboration with the University of Leeds to provide information for academic staff seeking to work in the United Kingdom. The website was implemented using WordPress with a customised administration for site editors from subscribing institutions.
An ambitious project that developed an authoring the delivery system for e-learning activities that involve drawing with built in feedback provided by the activity author. This development project was funded by the Talis Incubator for Open Education.