Active learning comes out of the constructivist learning theory that we learn better through building our own knowledge and connecting new ideas to existing knowledge and experiences to form understanding. This model starts to take on greater importance when we consider an online learning environment which for the presenter can be far more challenging than a face-to-face

As we gradually move to hosting our courses online either as a blended model, independant resources or a mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) can offer good pointers and guidance into creating an effective online learning platform where learners and instructors can engage in collaborative and engaging learning activities.

The new  TV is here…

Sunday, 01 November 2015 by

One of the best things about being part of the Learning Technologies department at HCT is that we as a team get to try some of the latest gadgets, software and hardware out there in the market.  Our focus remains how well we can help our teachers integrate the best learning technologies in the curriculum,

How to share Blackboard ePortfolios

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 by

I often get asked by teachers about the best way to easily share ePortfolios from Blackboard Learn.  More specifically I am asked to show how students can share their academic accomplishments while undertaking their graduate/post-graduate programs. Sharing an ePortfolio in Blackboard Learn is a quick and easy process. Students can share their ePortfolio with others, both within

TED Ed Lessons

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by

Do you love using TED talks in your classroom? How about YouTube videos? Would you like a way to develop an online lesson for your students to answer questions and discuss what they’ve learnt? TED Ed Lessons is where you can do this. In the ed.ted.com website, you can use any TED video or YouTube video

There is a growing need for in-house professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. The research shows that while professional development and learning networks enhance teaching practices and support improved student academic achievement professional development opportunities does not keep pace. The National Staff Development Council in the USA launched a research study with The Stanford

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