[Xerte] Re: Feedback

Alistair McNaught Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Mon Feb 3 17:38:41 GMT 2014

Very nice resource for a first time! I look forward to your next one!

I noticed you have a timer on the page Locate information in a book. From an accessibility point of view I’d discourage that because it disadvantages people who might be using assistive technologies or who – like me – had a slow connection and missed the deadline before the page finished loading ☺

Also the live chat might be worth embedding direct into the LO rather than linking off elsewhere (assuming you can get an embed code for it or even just add the url to a Navigator >  Embed page.

Thanks for sharing!

Last week’s free XerteFriday webinar had lots of links to lots of different examples so its worth looking there for inspiration too – the links and slides are yet to be uploaded on the TechDis website but here’s a sneak preview of the links we referenced in the session (attached)



From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Rachel Chavez
Sent: 03 February 2014 13:46
To: 'Xerte discussion list'
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Feedback

Dear Mohamed,

Congratulations – it looks really good. I really like the colour coding you’ve used for different resources and your live chat.

We’ve done something very similar at Kingston – here are the Xerte ‘rules’ we tend to stick by.

1.     We don’t want really long Xertes with lots of pages but, we also try and organise the content so that it displays within the initial window and doesn’t require any scrolling down.

2.     We try to make our Xertes as interactive and as least text-heavy as possible. In our referencing Xerte we have inserted podcast videos explaining how to write full references and exercises where the students then have to put the different parts of references in the correct order. There are also some spot the mistake exercises.

We offer two resources to support referencing. We’ve labelled our Xerte guide as ‘An introduction to referencing’ that will help students get started. It covers books, magazines and websites. We then have a Word document with bookmark links that goes more in-depth and offers advice on referencing a whole range of materials, similar to you.

I hope that is useful!

Kind regards,


Rachel Chavez
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Kingston College

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From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Mohamed Abdulkarim
Sent: 03 February 2014 13:10
To: 'xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk'
Subject: [Xerte] Feedback

Hello all,
I’m teaching myself how to use the Xerte tool to create online library tutorials on Referencing for our Library users (FE students).  I created a learning object having worked through a Xerte how-to tutorial, This tutorial has been developed to support students and teachers. Your comments and suggestions are very important to me in order to improve what I have done so far. Please click on this link http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=1364 to navigate through the pages.

With Kind Regards,
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Mohamed Abdul karim
Learning Centre Facilitator
Learner Experience Team

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