Presentation on learner-centered (self-directed) learning

In the previous article, Am I a learner-centered or a teacher-led teacher?, I compared and contrasted learner-centered (self-directed) learning with teacher-led (teacher-directed) learning, outlining some of the differences between them regarding learning and teaching theory and practice. In order to further clarify what the implications of learner-centered (self-directed) learning and teaching theory and practice are, I’ve… Continue reading Presentation on learner-centered (self-directed) learning

Am I a learner-centered or a teacher-led teacher?

There’s a lot of talk about social learning and social constructivist approaches to learning these days. One of the key features of these approaches is that they are learner-centered/self-directed. But what does this mean? How does this affect curriculum development and learning and teaching practice in the classroom and online? This article is an attempt… Continue reading Am I a learner-centered or a teacher-led teacher?

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New readability analysis filter for Moodle

This is a quick announcement to let you know that I’ve just started a new plugin project for Moodle. It’s a filter module that analyses text on Moodle pages and rates their readability according to the six most popular readability formulas: Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Gunning-Fog Index Coleman-Liau Index SMOG Index Automated Readability… Continue reading New readability analysis filter for Moodle

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Specifying elearning resources and strategies

A common challenge facing those about to embark on elearning projects is knowing just what their options are and what they have to offer. Novice project managers, teachers, and curriculum developers often find themselves at a loss as to where they should start and what they should be looking into. This article is not intended… Continue reading Specifying elearning resources and strategies

Free and open source concept map app for Moodle

I’m pleased to announce that the  Concept Map app is now available on my Github.com repository as a free and open source project. It works with the SWF Activity Module for Moodle 1.9 and 2.5+ and a compiled version of the app is included pre-installed with the latest version of the SWF Activity Module for… Continue reading Free and open source concept map app for Moodle

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC

This is just a quick annoucement about a project that may be of interest to teachers who are new to Moodle. Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013. There… Continue reading Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC

Update on the free online interactive c-test generator

In January of this year (2013) I published an article on my C-Test Generator which I made freely available for everyone to use so that they can generate their own c-tests quickly and easily. Since then, it has occured to me that it would also be useful to be able to generate text versions of… Continue reading Update on the free online interactive c-test generator

I’m moving my open source projects from Google to GitHub

This is a quick announcement concerning my open source project hosting. On the 20th May 2013, Google Code posted the following announcement; “Starting today, existing projects that do not have any downloads and all new projects will not have the ability to create downloads. Existing projects with downloads will see no visible changes until January… Continue reading I’m moving my open source projects from Google to GitHub

Free online interactive c-test generator

C-tests are a reliable, accurate method for assessing learners’ language proficiency at any level. I’ve decided to create a simplified version of my C-Test generator MILA (multimedia interactive learning application) and to make it publicly accessible so that learners everywhere can use it to help them with their reading, anywhere at any time. What is… Continue reading Free online interactive c-test generator