Author Archives: Mel B

About Mel B

Living in the English Lake District enjoying the great outdoors.

Activity 4.1 Challenges faced by disabled students in HE

My notes so far: Activities Challenging to My context Registration processes on campus and online Can present challenges to varying degrees to all students. For those with an impairment the process can be stressful and difficult to complete e.g. form … Continue reading

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Activity 2.4 – defining accessibility

Answer the following questions using what you have read in the set book and the resources: How would you define ‘accessibility’? Ensuring equal access to all, with no barriers or obstacles and relevant support or alternatives available as appropriate. An … Continue reading

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My role in online learning and accessibility

Activity 1.2: Write notes for yourself or create an entry in your blog about your role and context in education and how they relate to accessibility and online learning. Describe what you would like to achieve from the module.  My … Continue reading

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H810: Accessible online learning

Welcome! After ‘radio silence’ on my elearning blog for almost exactly 18 months (and failing to record my thoughts in my last job) I’m dusting off the blogging keyboard and getting ready to reflect on my learning once more. Since … Continue reading

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An update – life and elearning

Having finished my OU module in January I’ve been very quiet on the blog front. The end of the module was taken up with submitting the final assignment and portfolio of evidence which I was very glad to get finished … Continue reading

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Learning to use Camtasia

In building up evidence of my learning and development in the competency of using technology in elearning, I decided to have a go at producing a screencast – a short digital video using software that captures your computer screen and can … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on professional values (Unit 7)

The online tutor group forum has been very quiet this week, which is a shame as I always learn so much from others, especially since many of my fellow students are very much hands on in terms of teaching, mainly at … Continue reading

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Professional values (Unit 7)

Core Activity 7.1: Professional values Exploring and articulating professional values and standards that apply to the work of an elearning practitioner. Definition of values: ‘principles or standards  of behaviour; one’s  judgement of what is  important in life’ Oxford dictionaries online Definition … Continue reading

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What are Learning Technologists? (Unit 5)

Core Activity5.5: The profession of learning technologist. Although I’ve struggled to see a distinct profession of ‘elearning’ I did recognise the role of Learning Technologist, or at least the job title. The readings this week (Oliver, 2002; Beetham et al., … Continue reading

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The diversity of ‘elearning roles’ (Unit 5)

Core activity 5.2: Diversity challenge Having reflected on ‘elearning’ and the difficulty I found in identifying it as a distinct profession, this activity encouraged me to further explore the diversity of careers involved in the practice of elearning. I searched … Continue reading

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