Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

A blog that focuses on education and learning. Moodle is a frequent topic.

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Posts by Troy Patterson - Educator, Consultant, Thinker

Back in My Day…

I had to walk to school, in the snow, up hill, both ways! My generation is somewhat humorously known for expressing how hard life was […]

OER Materials based on H5P

Thanks to the wonderful Geoff Cain, I found this little tidbit sharing some new OER materials based on H5P. The eCampusOntario H5P Studio is a […]

Weekly Review

COVID-19 Obviously, the corona virus is in the news. One of the latest features is that some are proposing that schools switch to “online learning”. […]

Learning is Messy

CDC Recommendation The CDC has recommended “remote learning” be put in place in the event that schools close to contain the spread of COVID-19. While […]


Flashcards can be a powerfully learning tool. These are really good for learning material. Popularly, these are used learning languages. But, these can be very […]

Why This is Hard

I love the flexibility of Moodle. It is powerful and can have complexity. Let me give you an example of why. Gapfill I’m a big […]

Weekly Review

Music I’ve been listening to Josh Ritter quite a bit lately. Great music, great lyrics. I’ve really had “Joy to You Baby”, “Hopeful”, “All Some […]


For, lo, the winter is past,The rain is over and gone;The flowers appear on the earth;The time of the singing of birds is come,And the […]

Oscar Nominated Shorts

I had the opportunity to check out the Oscar Nominated Shorts for Animation and Live Action. Warning, spoilers follow. Unlike last year, this year was […]

Weekly Review

Well, obviously I’m not very good at the weekly review process. (It’s kind of OK, since no one is subscribed to actually read the weekly […]

Did the State Sell My Data?

The sale of Instructure, the maker of Canas, to the Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo, seems to include all of the data that Instructure collected. […]

Self-Assessment in Moodle

I love the flexibility in Moodle. Usually, I can find a way to provide an experience for learners that meets our needs. Sometimes, these could […]

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