Tagged: Design


Sep 8, 2011 | | 5 comments

Prezi arrived on the scene about two (maybe three?) years ago. Since its introduction, conference attendees’ snoozing during a succession of PowerPoints has been interupted by a sense of sea-sickness induced by well-meaning presenters and their carefully crafted Prezis. All Prezis I have seen are like a PowerPoint presentation riding along a rollercoaster. They are [...more]

Articulate: Timed response for game/simulation

Jan 16, 2011 | | 3 comments

I’m interested in creating an interactive simulation around a titration, whereby a student, watching a video of a titration, has to click a button when they see a colour change. I think this should be fairly easy to do in Articulate – I’ve made a Screenr of how I intend to do it (buttons etc [...more]

Teaching Fellowship Launch Presentation

Oct 11, 2010 | | Say something

The DIT 2010-2011 Teaching Fellowships were launched on 23rd September 2010, and each recipient of a Fellowship gave a presentation on the work they plan to do. It was really nice to see what others plan to do; there was a lot of variety and a lot of overlap at the same time. My presentation [...more]

Cognitive considerations… in practice

Sep 16, 2010 | | Say something

I posted a summary last time of what best practice from cognitive science research preached about designing online resources. Putting it into practice threw up some interesting considerations. I’ve summarised these below in light of developing my first pre-lecture resource, as well as reflections stimulated by conversations about it with my colleague Claire. The first [...more]

Cognitive Considerations in Designing E-Resources

Sep 8, 2010 | | 5 comments

This post aims to consider cognitive load theory and what considerations should be drawn from it in the design of electronic instructional materials. Sweller (2008) discusses several strategies for harnessing the principles of CLT in e-learning design. Several of these strategies are described by Clark and Mayer (2008), so overlap between both are discussed in [...more]

Toggle Switch in Articulate

Feb 26, 2010 | | 1 comment

I love toggle switches. And I love Articulate. so this is a demo combining these two loves, which shows a “clicking” of a toggle switch to change page. There are lots of potential applications. the font in the demo is My Old Remington, a really beautiful typewriter font. Click on the image to play with [...more]