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Is the VLE dead?

Learning can happen anywhere and anytime. One of the important aspects of the ‘technology revolution’ was the use of the virtual, online environment to support and enhance learning. These virtual learning environments changed the static webpage to an interactive and engaging learning hub where learners can join and participate within. But have the virtual learning environments had their day and should we bury them in order to move onto other learning platforms? Well that is what this week’s waffle is all about.

Teachers – Leave those phones alone!

Talk about a catchy waffle post to get your attention! It is, of course, a Pink Floyd reference to another brick in the wall – not that I was or ever will be a Pink Floyd fan but I am a fan of technology and there has been a topic which I have been wanting to write a waffle about for some time but have never felt I knew how to phrase/write it. Well, today I have decided to bite the proverbial bullet and write it – should learners use their mobile phones within sessions…

50 Degrees of Videoing Success?

In my current mathematics module, I am trying to engage with a different aspect/type of technology within each session. This week’s learning was centred around working mathematically so it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to use demonstrate the use of videoing as a form of recording. So armed with the TEL’s Ipads, I ventured forth with the red record button at the ready…I wasn’t expecting what happened next…