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Dear Colleagues, What is effective teaching? . . t here is no quick or easy answer to this question, especially to those who chose a career in teaching and understand the complexities involved in learning. With the Ofsted bar being raised in the revised Common Inspection Framework and a new Quality Code in Higher Education, it is time for us to start the debate What is effective teaching? . .and up our game, yet again! With this at the forefront of our minds we would like to invite you to the Teaching, Learning & Assessment staff development day on Friday 26th October. Our aim is to support you and learn more about what goes on in your classroom. Ultimately, we want to enhance current teaching practice, improve the learner experience and better still, make your life a whole lot easier! Join us at the Fair

What are Ofsted looking for?


Ofsted Inspectors will make a judgement on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment by evaluating the extent to which: learners benefit from high expectations, engagement, care, support and motivation from staff staff use their skills and expertise to plan and deliver teaching, learning and support to meet each learners needs staff initially assess learners starting points and monitor their progress, set challenging tasks, and build on and extend learning for all learners learners understand how to improve as a result of frequent, detailed and accurate feedback from staff following assessment of their learning teaching and learning develop English, mathematics and functional skills, and support the achievement of learning goals and career aims appropriate and timely information, advice and guidance support learning effectively equality and diversity are promoted through teaching and learning

Contents
Meet the Blended Learning Team ActiView: Visualiser Aurasma Blockbusters ClickView Google Drive iBooks Author iSearch MOODLE 2: Quizzes Quizlet QR Code/QR Voice Scoop.It! Socrative ThingLink TurnItIn Vimeo WWTBAM (who wants to be a Millionaire) 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38

Alex
Mark

Safina
Cross College support

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


School of Science & Technology

Learner Resource Advisor s.iqbal@blackburn.ac.uk

a.shukie@blackburn.ac.uk

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Care, Health, Public Services & Childhood Studies.

Dena

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Hair, Beauty, Hospitality & Essential Skills.

m.wiseman@blackburn.ac.uk

d.griffith@blackburn.ac.uk

Warren
School of Business

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER w.stanworth@blackburn.ac.uk

Tracy

Learner Resource Advisor


Cross College support

t.almond@blackburn.ac.uk

Claire

Vicky

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Care, Health, Public Services & Childhood Studies.

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Hair, Beauty, Hospitality & Essential Skills.

c.thompson@blackburn.ac.uk

v.ahmed@blackburn.ac.uk

Emma

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


School of Education & Positive Studies

Lucy

Learner Resource Advisor


Cross College support

e.cookson@blackburn.ac.uk

t.almond@blackburn.ac.uk

Deb

HEAD OF eLEARNING
Cross College support

Alex

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


6th Form Centre

d.millar@blackburn.ac.uk

a.kay@blackburn.ac.uk

Steven

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Computing, Business & Technology

Jo

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


School of Arts, Humanities & Social Science. Creative Arts & Construction Centre.

s.hargreaves@blackburn.ac.uk

j.neil@blackburn.ac.uk

Jonathan
LEARNING TECHNOLOGIST
Cross College support

Rehana
6 Form Centre

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER r.bangliwala@blackburn.ac.uk

j.bond@blackburn.ac.uk

Julie

Warren

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Computing, Business & Technology

ILT SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER


Creative Arts & Construction

j.johnson@blackburn.ac.uk

w.budge@blackburn.ac.uk

Edd

Digital Learning Resource Developer


Cross college support

e.talbot@blackburn.ac.uk

ActiView Visualiser
OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY Presented by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Claire Thompson.

A visualiser (also called a document camera) is a high pixel digital camera on a flexible arm which allows you to connect to any PC, interactive whiteboard and projector to display any type of material. A visualiser captures images of text, 3D objects, transparencies and microscope slides and just about anything else you can think of. Instantly, you can show images to your students, or record and save images to be used for all the class to see. Having a visualiser in the classroom or science lab means no more crowding round a desk to watch a demonstration or observe an object.

Learner Benefits
Encouraging improvement and it allows ongoing assessment based on what is happening in the classroom at any given time feeding into mini-plenaries as well as progress over time. It is a highly powerful teaching tool that provides the opportunity for immediate and effective feedback to students via peer and teacher evaluation of their work displayed on the visualiser. Opens up new opportunities for learning and it allows interactivity and encourages spontaneity with learners able to work collaboratively. Visualisers can benefit students who learn from repetition, and need to see material repeated and for students who are absent, for those struggling learners.

Teacher Benefits
Instantly share resources for all to see You can demonstrate intricate skills to a whole class at once Create ePortfolios of evidence of learning by capturing images of students work Capture video demonstrations of activities to playback and share on the interactive whiteboard and across a network/managed learning environment. Cut preparation time with no need to photocopy or scan. Assist sight impaired pupils with larger visuals for them to see.

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Aurasma

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Warren Budge.


According to their website - Aurasma is The Worlds First Visual Browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together and has 4 million downloads to date. The App is easily downloaded and works on both Apple and more powerful Android devices which most people now have. Using your smart device, you scan an image, symbol or feature (known as an aura) - then the magic happens - the image seems to come to life by triggering a film or other digital content. Learn to create your own auras and link to your own digital content with this outstanding technology.

Learner Benefits
appeals to visual learners uses new technology that nearly all students have

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Teacher Benefits
easily downloadable App easy to create auras makes activities exciting with wow factor allows you to connect digital content with real-world objects use augmented reality to enhance teaching and learning

Check out the Aurasma website and their YouTube channel for more ideas: http://www.aurasma.com/what-is-it http://www.youtube.com/aurasmalite

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Blockbusters

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Julie Johnson.


The interactive game is based on the old Bob Holness show from the 1980s. Bring back memories for the oldies and inspire the youngies with this game that reinforces learning in a fun way. Use for 2 individuals, or 2 teams. Great for all academic levels from level 2 to Degree - a very flexible piece of software.

Learner Benefits
can be used as a tool for differentiation appeals to all types of learners if used for group work, shows evidence of research and learning Good interaction with each other and tutors Recap on key areas Motivation if moving forward in the quiz

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games are easy to create loads of ready made games online already can be used as a starter to a lesson or as a plenary to reinforce learning can be used for learning on technical words or concepts could be used by students to create their own game to show their learning and research use for assessment Great end of term completion activity of key topics Recap of Key topics Good student interaction Reward system and motivator Engage learners in study

Check out the website


http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/quiz-busters/

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ClickView

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by Librarians: Gill Rutherford & Phillip Abbott


ClickView is akin to Blackburn Colleges version of iPlayer where there is 24/7 access to 100s of recorded TV programmes and films. Currently, available to staff and students from every PC on the student network, programmes on here can be linked or embedded into Moodle enriching your teaching content. An email is sent to staff suggesting programmes which we feel would be of academic value. Dont be shy, feel free to suggest programmes yourself! Learn how to search for programmes, to link and embed into Moodle.

Learner Benefits
appeals to visual and auditory learners name me a student who doesnt enjoy watching TV programmes!

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Teacher Benefits
use existing material for learning reinforce learning in a visual way easily embeds into Moodle therefore making material very accessible use ClickView for exploring critical analysis of text, political points of view, comparing directors interpretations etc.

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Google Drive

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Warren Stanworth.


Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you areon the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free. Google Drive is available for: PC and Mac / Chrome OS / iPhone and iPad / Android devices Store your files in a safe place. Things happen. Your phone goes for a swim. Your laptop takes an infinite snooze. No matter what happens to your devices, your files are safely stored in Google Drive. Go beyond storage. Collaborate. Google Drive lets you do more than just store your files. Share files with exactly who you want and edit them together, from any device. Google Drive gives you instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together bettereven when your teammates are miles away.

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Be able to access data across multiple devices Google Drive allows students to collaborate outside of class on documents within the suite. Across the board compatibility. Do not need to buy Microsoft Office as they can use the free online document creation tools which allows students to create documents with a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, as well as access pre-made templates Students can create documents and work collaboratively on them online, as well as comment on each others work.

Teacher Benefits
Use to promote group work and peer editing skills Expand on collaborative learning, plan and write, share information, work simultaneously with other students or staff Use Google Drive as a formative assessment tool. Sharing made easy. No more email attachments or version tracking. Everybody always has access to the latest version of the document. Classroom collaboration, without the fuss . Students and teachers can open and edit their documents quickly.

80 Ways To Use Google Forms In Your Classroom... http://edudemic.com/2012/10/googleforms-classroom/

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iBooks Author

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by eLearning Technologist: Jonathan Bond.


Create and publish amazing multi-touch books for iPad. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing new App that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks and just about any other kind of book for iPad.

Learner Benefits
Learn anytime, anywhere. Since books published with iBooks Author are self-contained files, teachers can develop resources that can be accessed anytime and from anywhere As students read through the text they can highlight key sections, add notes, and create flashcards that will stay on their iPad, iBooks Author could easily be used by students to publish a short story for their course, digital library or as a tool for creating a portfolio of all of their work over the college year. Available for use with or without an internet connection.

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Teacher Benefits
Create interactive objects. iBooks Author provides a powerful tool for teachers to use when creating instructional materials. Unlike many web-based resources, these materials can be organized into a book-like format while still incorporating interactive features, such as hyperlinks, video clips, podcasts, presentations, 3-D objects, and photo galleries iBooks Author is designed to make quick use of materials you already have, including text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Publish easily. iBooks Author gives teachers and students a free and accessible tool for creating digital texts. Interactive graphics and videos are built right into the document and do not require an internet connection to operate.

Available with Lion and Mountain Lion Mac OS X.

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iSearch

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by Learner Resource Advisor Tracy Almond.


iSearch is the repository of information regarding books, ebooks, journals and journal articles. Find out how to locate the reading matter you require, how to refine your search from thousands of hits, how to reference properly using the cite feature and how to create My Folder in order to retrieve articles at a later date.

Learner Benefits
encourages independent study as students can go online at a time to suit themselves can check which books are available and request and reserve titles to collect from the library easy to search data can be saved for later use creates an understanding that Google isnt the first and only stop for information!

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Teacher Benefits
direct your students to a massive collection of data including specific examples you want them to read e.g. ebooks or particular journals or journal articles searches for hard copy books, e-books, journals and journal articles search databases - each has a short blurb indicating the nature of the content promotes independent study gets students away from thinking Google is the one and only place to search for information

Learn how to use iSearch so you can influence your students study in a more academic direction. Use Google as a last resort!

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MOODLE 2: Quizzes

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioners Vicky Ahmed & Alex Shukie

The Quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of Question types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. These questions are kept in the Question bank and can be re-used in different quizzes.

How can you use Moodle quizzes?


Diagnostic tests Self assessment/formative and summative assessment Monitor progress Identify problem areas Can incorporate multimedia Detailed, specific, immediate feedback More frequent assessment Possible to assess range of learning outcomes

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Several question types: Multiple choice, Matching, True/False, Short answer, Calculated... Organize questions in banks Randomly generate quizzes from question banks Choose to open/close the quiz at specified times Choose number of attempts Tailor how questions are scored Choose if, how and when feedback is provided

Tips for writing questions


Align questions with intended learning outcomes Try to keep questions clear and concise Avoid providing unintentional clues Get students to design quiz questions Insert images where possible to create a more visual quiz

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Quizlet

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Mark Wiseman.


Create an account and get going! Use this resource to make your own online quizzes. You can create different formats e.g. matching pairs, flashcards, word race. Available online, also through mobile devices on Android, iPhone, Windows phone, Kindle Fire and Nook. There is also a text to speech facility which is great for foreign students learning English or for students with dyslexia. Currently 1000s of activities and 15,239,396 study sets available so there is bound to be something suitable.

Learner Benefits
With 6 ways to learn: 1. Flashcards - get familiar with the material 2. Learn mode - track progress and review wrong answers 3. Speller - flip through the material 4. Test - take part in an automatically graded quiz 5. Scatter - match words to their definitions and try to finish before friends 6. Space race - earn points by typing in words before the definitions vanish off the screen Accessible online and through mobile devices Fun activities to reinforce learning Encourages students to beat their own last score and that of others

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Teacher Benefits
Free ,easily accessible website Several formats of quizzes and activities Create your own quizzes or search for others work Link to and embed into Moodle Interactive activities for use by individuals or groups Use for summing up your lesson e.g. re-inforcing learning Can track which students have accessed your activities and their scores Encourages competition in and between students Promotes students to be self directed learners due to feedback from activities

Learn how to make the most of this activity for your course and your students. Get interactive, tailoring Quizlet to your learning objectives. Use /borrow other peoples activities rather than reinventing the wheel when it comes to resources.

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QR Code/QR Voice
OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Alex Kay.

Learn how to make the most of this technology that originated in Japan! Be creative with these codes to inspire your teaching and learning!

Learner Benefits
uses technology most students have i.e. smartphones images easily scanned to web pages keeps student interest attach to products eg textiles as a tag so potential customers can scan

Teacher Benefits
really easy to convert data into a QR code using free online software many QR conversion /reading websites available that are compatible with each other you can even customise your QR codes if you are really cool! uses technology most students and teachers already have each QR code takes up a very small amount of space so can be squeezed into the tiniest of areas use for treasure hunt type activities - each code being a clue to the next use to direct students to websites, text, email addresses or other online resources some sites allow you to get analytics to see how many scans your QR has generated be paper light as you can give students a code to scan rather than using hand outs for your class

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Scoop.It!

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Emma Cookson.

Easily curate engaging magazines. Select, edit and publish posts in an engaging visual format.

Learner Benefits
easy to create scoops, publish and republish information use to produce collaborative piece of work that can be assessed enjoyable and engaging software to work with follow other users in the way you would with Facebook or with RSS feeds embed into blogs and other forms of social networking Curate on the go with the Scoop.it iPhone App

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easy to create an account embed into Moodle as information that carousels - a familiar sight on many websites create lists of books or articles students need to read can Scoop using any online resource covers visual and kinaesthetic ways of learning means of assessment as you can look at what students have scooped and then comment on it

Get the best from this exciting online resource - match your content to your students, your course and therefore engage their interests. New to Scoop.it? Sign up first: http://scoop.it.com

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Socrative

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE presented by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Steven Hargreaves.

Socrative is a great way to engage students in learning. Working on multiple platforms - on PC, smartphones and tablets, in fact any web enabled device, - it is an exciting, accessible way to promote and assess learning. With a wide range of activities, Socrative will excite your students, develop a competitive edge within the classroom and use equipment with which they are already familiar. Activities include: multiple choice / true/false / short answer / quick quiz / exit tickets - students feedback on what they learnt/liked/found difficult etc. and best of all - space race Space race (the activity where normally mild mannered individuals become almost deadly rivals!) is an activity where rockets, for individual users or teams, are shown moving forward on screen when correct answers are given. Great fun while assessing learning.

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brilliant fun using online technology which most students like varied activities results can be viewed in real time giving instant feedback appeals to different learning styles depending on activity

Teacher Benefits
appeals to different kinds of learning styles depending on activity great for assessing learning some results can be viewed in real time giving instant feedback eg. space race results from other activities can be viewed in visual form eg. pie charts and for pre-planned activities see the reports online through a spreadsheet activities for warm ups, main learning activity and summing up/plenary tasks

+ More Ideas!
Hit the Socrative website for more info, tips and just general interesting stuff! www.socrative.com

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ThingLink

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by: Learner Resource Advisor: Tracy Almond.

Like the website says Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops and more! You can easily use existing images from sites such as Facebook or Flickr or from your own hard drive and integrate them with sound files from SoundCloud, videos from Vimeo and YouTube, definitions from Wikipedia or surveys from Survey Monkey. First, create a free account. Next, get creating and sharing! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing: 1. Use for promoting a business by linked the image to YouTube, your company website or a soundtrack from your new album if you are a musician 2. Let family know how you are by sending one image which is linked to home made videos 3. Use in textiles or other art forms to explain your rationale, work in process etc with hot spot links to artists profiles.

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Learner Benefits
Appeals to visual and kinaesthetic learning styles Easy to use with exciting and interactive results Can be used as a visual aide memoire showing a journey of learning Use for a project proposal

Teacher Benefits
Use for assessing work. Students can create an image with links which illustrate their learning Uses technology which students can easily use at their own pace and in their own time Can easily be embedded into Moodle - get students to create their own and embed into their course page Students can follow image channels for their favourite bloggers or famous people Created interactive images are automatically made into channels which others can follow Students can then comment on each others work - peer review.

Check out the site... www.thinglink.com and how to upload, tag and share http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=UsFeZcVrZtw&feature=related

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Vimeo

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE Presentation on Showreel.

Vimeo. Well, what is there to say about Vimeo except that it is going to be brilliant for teaching and learning! Explore your creative side by uploading, sharing and searching for other peoples work. You can like, share and embed plus there are no ads over the videos either! As brilliant as YouTube is, that is one big advantage that Vimeo has. Blackburn College has a channel with over 200 videos already uploaded including filmed lectures of staff, visiting speakers etc. First things first, create a free online account. You can upgrade to fee paying one, but you will probably never need the extra bits. Now, get creative. Upload your videos and share with the world or make private, add free music and create your own channels or groups. Search for existing films that you can like, share and embed into Moodle or elsewhere. sign up to RSS feeds and follow people

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use online on PC, smartphones and internet enabled devices including TVs. There is an iPhone app. adds interest to your Moodle page get stats of plays, likes and comments

Learner Benefits
appeals to visual and auditory leaners appeals to kinaesthetic learners if students create videos for upload who doesnt like watching a video?

+ More Ideas!
Now go to Vimeo online and sign up... www.vimeo.com

How to film/record your lessons?


Contact Deborah Millar with date, time and type of session you require recording and leave the rest to us.

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WWTBAM

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE demonstrated by ILT Specialist Practitioner: Julie Johnson.

Teacher Benefits
games are easy to create loads of ready made games online already can be used as a starter to a lesson or as a plenary to reinforce learning could be used by students to create their own game to show their learning and research use for assessment Great end of term completion activity of key topics Recap of Key topics Good student interaction Reward system and motivator Engage learners in study

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can be used as a tool for differentiation appeals to all types of learners if used for group work, shows evidence of research and learning Good interaction with each other and tutors Recap on key areas Motivation if moving forward in the quiz

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Blogging
Building a 21st century model of learning involves all members of the institution in a process of change that requires more than short-term, small-scale projects. Innovative Practice with e-Learning, JISC 2005 Combine technologyenhanced options with the best of established practice and the practitioner has greater capacity to create meaningful and transformative learning experiences. Innovative Practice with e-Learning, JISC 2005 We have created a culture of respect for users. Our student evaluation shows that they value being treated as competent individuals. Rachel Edwards, Learning Grid manager, University of Warwick We are on the cusp of change, moving from teacher-centred to learner-centred models, from face-to-face to digital, from synchronous to asynchronous, from solo to group learning, coloured and improved by technology. Alexi Marmot You cant be sure how these spaces will be used. You are just creating the opportunities for things to happen. Tom Finnigan, Director of Learner Support, Learning Services, Glasgow Caledonian University

FE Practitioner in Media: Jamie Holman.

Blogging is a well-established vehicle for personal reflection and commentary, although less frequently used under assessed conditions. Nonetheless, blogging can play an effective part in the delivery of formal curricula. Learners take responsibility for describing and reflecting on their progress, have access to peer progression and development and have a safe voice in which to discuss their weaknesses and strengths. Blogging software is free and reflects social media platforms, therefor is available and recognised by the majority of our learners. Blogging allows us to listen to our learners. We may not agree with all they say, or their perception of what they are experiencing. However, the sooner we acknowledge these perceptions, the sooner we can respond.

Staff Benefits
By monitoring postings on the blog, Tutors have better knowledge of how students are progressing and can assess in advance how to approach face-to-face sessions. Records learner voice and allows a response tailored to the individual. Organises assessment evidence into a chronological and robust portfolio. (both images and written submissions.) Making marking easier. Provides evidence to support YOUR good practice. Also identifies where practice can be improved. Most importantly it evidences learning. The learners tell us what they have learned and how. We can respond. Identifies opportunities for differentiation and extension activities tailored to the individual. Identifies support needs very quickly, session by session. Helps you know your learners!

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Learner Benefits
There are wide ranging positive outcomes inherent in the activity, notably greater confidence in undertaking critical evaluations. Students who, for example, dislike open discussion or have imperfect written skills are able to prepare their comments in advance before pasting them into the blog. Normally reticent students feel more able to contribute, even to challenge others unseen in a blog. Hence a deeper level of discussion develops both on the blog and in the subsequent face-to-face sessions. Its easier to say you dont understand on a blog, compared to in a class amongst your peers. Learners are involved in target setting, often leading the setting of targets in response to curriculum. Fosters responsibility for own learning. Encourages intellectual curiosity. Demonstrates the journey, the learner can see what they are achieving session by session. By looking at each others blogs, encourages peer learning and critiques.

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