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RSC e-Assessment: #MOOCs: will losing the live be a loss?

RSC e-Assessment: #MOOCs: will losing the live be a loss? | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

I've been thinking about the implications for teaching, learning and assessment if the live element of teaching is no longer there. There do not appear to be any synchronous activities in the xMOOC I will be taking next year with Coursera and if this trend towards teaching via MOOCs and asynchronous activities continues, I wonder what, if anything, will be lost? 

 

'I am currently doing some re-designing of the JISC RSC Scotland's online courses, and with all the discussion around MOOCs at the moment, this has prompted some questions for me about the synchronous, live aspect of teaching and how / if it needs to feature in online courses.'...

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Embracing the Cell Phone in the Classroom With Text Messaging Assignments | Emerging Education Technology

Embracing the Cell Phone in the Classroom With Text Messaging Assignments | Emerging Education Technology | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Article pulling together links to ideas and tips for assignments that use text messaging, twitter and similar length text responses.

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Infographic: Next Steps in Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning Blog

Infographic: Next Steps in Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning Blog | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Useful infographic for thinking about / planning the implementation of mobile learning for teaching, learning and assessment.

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iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | http://www.hisoftware.co.uk

iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | http://www.hisoftware.co.uk | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

'Having full accessibility to a mainstream device (and what devices!) is a rare and beautiful thing...' Inspiring and useful article by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, the UK's leading technology and disability charity, about the accessibility features of iOS devices and apps.


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6 Companies Aiming to Digitize the Textbook Industry

6 Companies Aiming to Digitize the Textbook Industry | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Useful overview of a range of digital textbook options for mobile devices. These products allow things like content highlighting, taking and sharing notes, the ability to collate selected notes (useful when preparing for exams), some include quizzes, video etc.


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RSC e-Assessment: Scottish Mobile Learning Day #rscmob

The Scottish Mobile Learning Day was a chance for staff from further and higher education in Scotland to get together and discuss mobile learning and assessment. This post pulls together tweets from the day.

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A new possibility: delivering dental and medical observational assessments (OSCEs) on an iPad | Getting Results -- The Questionmark Blog

A new possibility: delivering dental and medical observational assessments (OSCEs) on an iPad | Getting Results -- The Questionmark Blog | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
IPads being used for observational assessment in Dental Radiology at the University of Dundee...
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Donald Clark Plan B | 7 reasons why Siri could be a breakthrough in e-learning

Donald Clark Plan B | 7 reasons why Siri could be a breakthrough in e-learning | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Insightful post on the benefits of talking in learning and giving practical tips for using the powerful personal assistant application, Siri, for learning and assessment. Siri responds to voice recognition and learns how to make recommendations and answer questions based on building up knowledge of user preferences and directing the user to a range of web services.
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Mobile Learning infokit / Home

Mobile Learning infokit / Home | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

I think mobile learning opens up many interesting opportunities for assessment. These might be things like the ability to access assessments related to a particular context on a mobile device while physically in that environment, assess group work/collaboration between people in geographically dispersed locations via online networks, ipsative assessment via games on a mobile device, reminders and alerts for assessments sent to a mobile phone etc. This Mobile Learning Infokit provides some useful tips on how to get started with mobile learning. It features definitions for mobile learning, hints for developing a mobile learning strategy, pedagogic frameworks and case studies.

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Scottish exam results sent out early after text messaging error

Scottish exam results sent out early after text messaging error | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Article which highlights the need for careful application of policies and procedures when using new (in this case mobile technologies) within the assessment process.... 'Inquiry launched after 30,000 school students in Scotland who chose to receive grades by text find out results a day early...'

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