JSIC (V)LE Challenge


Fed up with Moodle, Blackboard or Canvas and think you could do better? If so, JISC have set up a challenge for you to design a future VLE. Things have changed since the early days of the first VLE’s, such as AI, VR, more inclusive and accessible  learning or even wearable technologies. What would the learning technology environment of the future look like without the constraints of a computer, phone ot tablet screen? This is such a good idea!

Here’s a video explaining the brief:


And there are prizes!!!!

£1000 for the best idea from the shortlist
Two runners-up prizes of £250
All short-listed ideas will be showcased on JISC’s edtech blog and the winning ideas will be showcased at Digifest 2019.

Submit your idea here



Anonymous marking in #Moodle


#FutureWars: The Impact of New Technologies conference



On Saturday I went to CND’s conference on ‘Future Wars: The Impact of New Technologies’. Its aim was to discuss the impact of new technologies on future wars, and the new challenges we’ll face as a result. I didn’t take any detailed notes but if you’re interested check out the links below.

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10.00 Welcome: Dave Webb, Chair CND
10.10 OPENING PLENARY: The shape of things to come
Chair: Carol Turner, Ted Seay, Stuart Parkinson, Steven Rose
Q&A part I, Arielle Denis, Jean Lambert MEP, Q&A part II

Here’s a link to a really useful article on defence funding in universities:


12.00 PLENARY: Militarisation of space
Chair: Cath Bann, Bruce Gagnon, Patrice Salzenstein, Q&A

About the speakers.

If you want to know more check out:

CND Facebook

CND website

#FutureWars Continue reading

Video: Assessment in Moodle


Recording of today’s webinar:

And slides:

Video: Approaches to providing feedback in Moodle


Recording of today’s webinar (mainly about rubrics in Moodle):


Book review interview with Maren Deepwell


Book review (Learning Technology – A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors by Daniel Scott) interview with Maren Deepwell:

See the full book review on the ALT blog


Anonymous marking in Moodle @LSBU


Anonymous marking (or blind marking as its called in Moodle) is now the default setting in LSBU’s Moodle.

Recording of today’s staff training webinar:

Anonymous marking in Moodle


Recording of today’s webinar:

What’s new in Moodle @LSBU


Recording of today’s webinar:


Bring Me Sunshine