[Xerte] Re: Friday Problem: Any ideas

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Fri Oct 19 13:26:53 BST 2012

It may have to be a combination of tools needed to achieve everything
required and not sure about the live monitoring FROM and iPad but there are
various ways to do live monitoring OF different iPads on a PC or Mac.


Not free or even cheap for the desktop end but might be worth looking at
http://www.displaynote.com/ You can try it for free.





From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Alistair McNaught
Sent: 19 October 2012 12:47
To: Xerte discussion list; For Xerte technical developers; Is-Learning-Team
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Friday Problem: Any ideas


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 J





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
To: For Xerte technical developers; Xerte discussion list; Is-Learning-Team
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


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



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