Category Digital Literacy

Xerte in Health Psychology 7 – Exporting

A technical issue raised its ugly head after the students’ deadline, which has caused a problem. During the project the students worked on our server, they could share their projects to work collaboratively and also share them with their tutors for feedback.  However, a decision was taken before the start of the project that they […]

Xerte in Health Psychology 6 – Copyright

Copyright issues. In this update to our HEA Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project I reflect on the problems we encountered with copyright infringement, which has made nearly all our learning objects unusable as OERs  until we can ‘sanitize’ them. Next time we run this Health Psychology module we will certainly need to provide greater guidance […]

Mapping the Visitors and Residents

This week I attended an  interesting HEA event in London run by  Alison Le Cornu and David White in which we considered their Visitors and Residents way of describing users’ relationships with the Web and in the workshop we mapped our own relationships with it.  This was part of a project called The Challenges of Web […]

Xerte in Health Psychology 4 – Reflection

This update is a personal reflection from my standpoint as head of e-learning and does not reflect the views of the academic tutors on the module nor the students. Having jotted down these notes I ran them past my academic colleague on the project and the learning technologist who supported the project and have added their comments after mine. Overall. […]

Xerte in Health Psychology 3 – Progress Report

Progress report on our Digital Literacies in the Disciplines project, Using Xerte in Health Psychology. I realised the other day that this project doesn’t have an official name.  This is because it isn’t a standalone project with its own identity.  We applied for funding from the HEA to embed the use of Xerte Online Toolkits […]

iTest App – the Back End and the Internals

Many thanks to Peter Chapman (Senior Lecturer and iTest App developer) at Newman University for providing this technical perspective to the iTest app which I reported on in my previous blog entry. The Back End and the Internals Early decisions as to the very nature of the app were difficult. Do we write it as […]

An update on the iTest app

Way back before the summer we started working on a version of Exeter’s paper-based digital literacy self-awareness activity called iTest. If you’re not familiar with iTest, it’s a quiz that asks users to answer questions about how they use technology in their academic life and then gives them scores in six broad areas and advice about how to […]

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