In-Lecture Use Of Electronics On The Limelight And What It Means For Moodle

A year ago, Susan Dynarski, economics professor at the University of Michigan, decided to ban the use of non-specially formulated electronics during lectures. On an […]

More evidence that lectures are a crappy way to teach

More evidence that lectures are a crappy way to teach: Watch this first: Summary of research...


When you buy a new car or buy a new TV you go to a showroom who deals in the car or TV, either it’s […]

David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 05/16/17

This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following: the need to fuel our personal creativity why the lecture format may be dead a history […]

Extinction Alert!

Are your learning programs on the endangered list? Extinction Alert! Sit-and-listen, information-driven, lecture-focused learning programs are marked endangered. While this format may seem efficient for […]

#346 Create a Wordcloud with your students using Mentimeter

We first introduced Mentimeter many posts ago and covered how to use it with a slide based question. In this video we show how Mentimeter […]

David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 12/05/16

I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day, and every Monday I curate a few of my favorites for members of […]

#266 [2/2]: Want to ask questions to your lecture group? Try polls!

As we saw in the first post on, is a very easy to use audience participation tool.  If you missed the first installment, […]

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

Fly by Hani Amir shared via CC licence What is a flipped classroom? A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and […]

How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?

For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably […]

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). I bought it second hand in ’97 from John Cooper Garages […]

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”

…or ideas on how to improve your video presentations. From guest writer Ian Gallacher: In a previous life I ran a film production company in […]

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