Week 3 – Will a potential innovation ‘fly’

This week we have gone through Rogers’ groups in adopting (or not adopting) an innovation; innovators early adopters early majority late majority laggards We have considered what the innovation’s strengths & weaknesses are by focusing on; its relative advantage Compatability Complexity Trialability Observability My mini comment: I have introduced blogging with my students to foster […]

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Case studies of elearning innovation 4

Case study: The Learning Lab staff development initiative Area: Technology-enhanced LEarning Environments Institution: Swansea University Link: Swansea University, The Learning Lab staff development initiative Author: Chris Hall Background & context Learning lab was developed through an idea of providing a ‘space with useful resources about elearning for all staff’ where anyone in the community has […]

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Case study: Moving from OMR to CBA Area: e-assessment Institution: The University of Nottingham Author: Simon Wilkinson Link: The University of Nottingham, Moving from Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) to Computer Based Assessment (CBA) for summative exams in medicine Background & context This case study focuses on the shift from OMR to CBA. This change was […]

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Case studies of elearning innovation 2

Case study: Use of WebCT in a blended approach to developing multimedia Area: Technology enhanced learning environments Institution: Leeds Metropolitan University Author: Stuart Hirst Link: Leeds Metropolitan University, Use of WebCT in a blended approach to developing multimedia design skills At first, I’ve struggled to find exactly what exactly is the innovation in this case […]

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