Assessment options in co-curricular modules

Over the past few years the King’s Experience (KE) Awards have offered participating students with various submission options for their award submissions. These options include: blog or website, essay, portfolio, poster, project report/essay or video.

The assessment options that are available has created opportunities for students to use different technology tools/media to demonstrate and show their learning experiences in a more innovating and reflective way.

The KE Awards encourage the students to submit artefacts that demonstrated their learning through the use of reflective cycles like Gibbs (1988) and Kolb (1984). Reflections on their learning experiences has been used by the award students to create blogs, videos, portfolios and other engaging submissions that can all be included as their submission for the King’s Experience award. Continue reading

Teamseer management system

As our department has grown over the last two years, it was decided that a less manual annual leave recording process should be introduced. Luckily the HR page on the intranet had information about a software called Teamseer which seemed to allow for a fully automated recording and reporting system for all staff annual leave, sick days and miscellaneous absences that meant staff were away from work. I got in contact with the Teamseer account manager for King’s and was able to set up a pilot to test the system before purchasing it.  Continue reading

The ‘Course Visualiser’

Course Visualiser

Course Visualiser

We have made a start on the first KOOCs (King’s Open Online Courses – for King’s students). The first approved KOOCs will be tailored to Bioscience Students on the themes of Academic Writing, Statistics and Ethics.

With this in mind we have designed a course structure to be followed by all courses, based on the learning design model: ICARE (Introduction, Connect, Apply, Reflect, Extend) -Hoffman and Ritchie, 1998- and inspired by other already familiar platforms such as FutureLearn or the Open University. This structure builds upon the familiarisation of the users with the system by reducing the learning curve and hopefully maintaining students motivation to learn (Tidwell, 2010). Continue reading

YouTube video editor: A simple free tool to edit videos

Youtube Video Editor

More and more people want to create their own videos, edit and publish them online. Most people are non-technical and would struggle to use any descent video-editing software tool. Also, their video editing requirements are low as they only need to mix and trim some videos and maybe add some titles to them. On top of that, they are not willing to pay any expensive license to buy video-editing software. So what is the answer to their question? I suggest they try the YouTube video editor.

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3rd CTEL Workshop: “Free software to aid TEL content production”

Woman with laptop

Less is more, or less“: Free software to aid TEL content production
Date: 18th of April from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Room: 1.68 Franklin Wilkins Building

Colleagues that know or use free software (web, downloadable or already freely accessible at KCL) were invited to share their tips with the rest of the group by demonstrating something for 5 minutes or less. This included software to edit audio, images, cartoons, animations, infographics and others.

The main idea for this workshop was to show as many free resources as possible and to compile a list of useful tools.

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