Sharing video on KEATS (Moodle)

Note: This post has been updated on 25th March 2015

Sharing your videos on KEATS can be complicated at times. Here are some of the most common questions that users might ask.

  • Where should I host the videos?
  • What should be the format of the videos?
  • How do I assure cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility when embedding a video on KEATS?
  • How do I embed a video on KEATS?
  • What should be the dimensions of a video?

Some of these answers are simpler to answer than others. Sometimes the answer actually depends on the user’s preferences. So in this post, I will try to clarify some things  on how to share your videos on KEATS and at the same time provide some tips for best-practice. Continue reading

Two Completely Different Ways to Teach Online

Over this last month, it has become apparent to me that the balance of power is shifting between two opposed teaching methods: Direct Instruction (DI) and Discovery Learning (DL).

Since the sixties, DI and DL have been competing for followers and DL has consistently claimed the lion’s share of allegiances. Yet the evidence is stacking up to suggest that DI, and not DL, is the future of successful online teaching.  Let me see if I can convince you too: Continue reading

Moodle Research Conference 2013

The Moodle Research Conference (MRC) is a unique annual event dedicated to research and development (R&D) in learning and teaching carried out with Moodle. It’s an opportunity for academics, researchers, experts and practitioners who use Moodle and perform research and development to share experiences and exchange research achievements and innovative developments. CTEL has submitted a paper on Learning Analytics: “Using Excel Macros to Analyse Moodle Logs”. Continue reading