Archive for the ‘shiny’ Category


Using the PSP

June 27, 2009

Luke Fletcher from Gloucestershire College talks candidly about how he used the PSP with camera with his learners.

Luke was in the office for a chat, when a colleague (off camera) asked him how he found using the PSPs, luckily for I had a camera to hand, so I just picked it up and hit record and caught this wonderful natural narrative from Luke about using the PSP.

First appeared on e-Learning Stuff.


Geoff Foot

May 19, 2009

Geoff from the LSN will be visiting the college today to see how the Shiny project is progressing.


Using the Sanyo CA9

May 14, 2009

We’re using the Sanyo CA9 video cameras as part of our MoLeNET project.

Has the advantage in many curriculum environments that it is waterproof, so works well in workshops and out in the field.

However the camera is only a small part of making videos.

If you know the right techniques then even using a Flip camera will be perfectly adequate.

This Guardian guide mentioned before is a really good starter on making video films.

Key tools to think about is get a tripod and ensure you can capture decent audio.

Storyboarding is useful too.

Then editing.

Though Movie Maker is adequate, we have had issues as we lock out the C Drive, so either ensure you have external drives or as most learners do, use a Mac. Trying to edit video across a network is not to be encouraged. Personally I like iMovie.


Bright Lights

December 4, 2008

I am at the MoLeNET Project Managers’ Meeting in the LSN offices in Holborn in London.

Was slightly (fashionably) late, we’re just going through the projects, everyone has two minutes, I think I did mine in less than sixty seconds.

There are some really interesting projects out there and hoping that all the projects will share their experiences on their blogs and on the Moodle site.


Shiny Project Description

November 18, 2008

The Shiny project will focus on the use of mobile devices for the assessment of learning at Gloucestershire College. The project will develop and implement the use of m-assessment across the curriculum.

The Shiny project will build on the work of the MoLeNET Glossy project, which provided the infrastructure for mobile learning, through the provision of mobile technologies that encourage the use of m-assessment.

The project will provide opportunities to learners and staff for a more engaging, relevant and personalised assessment experience.

To build a sustainable future for m-assessment through the use of case studies, guides and exemplars.


It’s all shiny…

November 15, 2008

Welcome to the Shiny MoLeNET Project Blog.