I am getting slightly overwhelmed. In a few weeks I go back to teaching after my study leave, and I am thinking that as I’ve been given a completely new module to teach, I should explore the use of some of the new packages that the University is forever deploying, rather than the comfortable arrangement of using PDF slides and putting them up on a simple website for the students to access.
So what are possible “advances” that are being suggested by some very bright and enthusiastic colleagues over at the EduTech department?
- Talis Aspire to liaise with students and the library on reading lists.
- h5p to creative interactive videos and interesting exercises
- Moodle to put it all together
I am not totally convinced – while the demos I see are great, I don’t know if they are worth the investment in time to deploy them. Do students really care? I’m talking about final year undergraduates, they are likely to be motivated and focused, and don’t need too much hand-holding.
I will revisit this topic in the days to come.