Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Location, iSpace, Summer Upgrades

Welcome to our blog in which we'll cover developments, tips, tricks and our thoughts on the ever-changing landscape of technology within the learning environment.

A work-in-progress screenshot of our new VLE...
Firstly let's have a brief introduciton, the Learning Resources department manages the provsion of learning technology at the college and the cascading of knowledge on how technology feeds into learning and the techniques we must all acquire in order to use technology for the benefit of our learners, ourselves and our organisaiton.

Main Site - After a brief stay at the Tapton House Campus Mary, Nigel and Andy have relocated back to main site (S137), Pop in to see us at any time, we're always happy to help with any queries regarding learning technology and resources.

The iSpace, the informal staff training and development areas previously above the library, is currently being set-up and an announcement regarding this valued resource will be made shortly.

... and the Learning Unlimited VLE
Upgrades - Over the summer a number of our systems will recieve upgrades. Moodle will have it's long-awaited upgrade to version 2.x. Key features include:

  • A facelift and a fresh, in-house developed theme and a sperate, dedicated mobile phone theme
  • Repositories for files (File uploading and insertion is now much easier)
  • Support for cohorts and cohort enrolment so enrolling whole classes will be much smarter
  • Improved user-friendlliness accross the whole site
  • A Learning Unlimited 'sister site' will be introduced which allows partners, employers and all things WBL a place to moodle too!
ProMonitor will recieve new features too and details of these upgrades will be shared in more detail over the staff development days on the 2nd and 3rd of July.
And there's plenty more on the horizon too. To get wind of the upcoming Learning Technology ladscape, make sure you follow this blog and watch this space.

Note - all images are of our development systems and are for illustration purposes only.

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