[Xerte] Re: Friday Problem: Any ideas

Alistair McNaught Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Fri Oct 19 12:46:48 BST 2012

I'd use Xenith - create Xenith LO with key instructions / images or videos in place. After each key bit of practical content/demo there would be a "Compare answer" page for self testing and the final page of the LO is the either Text wall (or an embedded TitanPad page) where students put  questions or comments about bits of practical where compare answer page was different from own observations..

I've been thinking about ways of bundling together different 'learning design' templates - a shell of empty pages put together with a few instructions in the text dialogue boxes and some 'empty' images and video etc that could be downloaded as a zip file and people then jjust have to replace or delete the less relevant bits. A 'Practicals' template would lend itself to this approach. Just give me XOT2.0 and I'll do some demos :)


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 19 October 2012 09:31
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Subject: [Xerte] Friday Problem: Any ideas

Have you got any idea how we could tackle this problem:

Background: Supervising students in a lab is a PITA because there are so many of them. Typically, supervisor walks around the room talking to students about what they are seeing happening, and makes sure they're seeing the right things and deducing the right conclusions for the right reasons.

Proposal: iPads. Student works through some preconfigured worksheet (capable of equations / formulae) on an iPad during the lab session. Supervisor has the ability to see all of the student's individual documents from his iPad, and provide comments to the student as required over the wi-fi. Comments are ephemeral, and disappear once closed, must support a dialog between the student and supervisor. Supervisor can look in at any student's doc at any time.

I want to tackle this with existing tools, or some very lightweight development to join up some technologies, not a custom built project from scratch.

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