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  • Blog Post: Eastleigh College work with Microsoft to deliver an E-portfolio Strategy that has improved their OFSTED Rating and student completion

    Eastleigh College’s Computer Sciences lecturing team wanted to provide an up-to-date and highly vocational experience to their students, whilst having an easy solution for sharing notes and PowerPoint slides to the class. Microsoft OneNote and the Microsoft Interactive Classroom add-in for PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Translating your websites into 30 languages–with 5 minutes work

    With such a diverse community across FE today, there are plenty of good reasons to make college websites and portals as accessible as possible to students and parents from outside of the UK, or for whom English is a second language. When I saw the new version of the Microsoft Translator tool, I realised...
  • Blog Post: Online learning is better than face-to-face learning?

    The US Department of Education sponsored the Center for Technology in Learning to look into the effectiveness of online learning – and to specifically compare the effectiveness of using online learning compared to face to face learning. The results, published in May, are on the www.ed.gov website, for...
  • Blog Post: New Digital Portfolio for Microsoft’s Office's SharePoint 2007 - Free event on 21st June

    Winvision, one of our partners in Further Education, wrote to let me know about a free event that they are hosting in June, focusing on helping you to get more from SharePoint, and provide e-portfolio services for your students. Winvision Event: New Digital Portfolio for Microsoft’s Office &...
  • Blog Post: JISC Funding for projects exploring e-learning, e-infrastructure and e-repositories

    That's potentially e-good news for some. The JISC Circular that has just appeared is asking for nominations from Higher and Further Education for capital funding for e-learning projects. The deadlines look tight - a briefing day for would-be participants on 9th May, with a deadline for submission of...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Learning Kit on SharePoint

    Yesterday I wrote about using Moodle on SharePoint, and today I feel the need to share another option for running a Virtual Learning Environment on SharePoint. This is the SharePoint Learning Kit, which is a SCORM 2004-conformant e-learning delivery and tracking application (that sounds good doesn...
  • Blog Post: Moodle on SharePoint

    A recent survey, by Becta, showed that around 40% of colleges are using Moodle for their virtual learning environment (VLE). If you are one of those who use it, are you aware that there are a bunch of webparts available that integrate it into SharePoint? What's the point of that, you may ask? Well, for...
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