Ciara Cunningham

8 Ideas for Exceptional E-Learning Interactivity

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Interactivity is what differentiates dull and drab E-Learning from learning that provokes questions, draws in learners and captures information in a memorable way. If you want to create E-Learning that strikes a chord with learners and transforms learning from being a chore into something enjoyable, we’ve gathered eight ideas for exceptional E-Learning interactivity: 1. Gamify your learning co... read more →

Alastair Luke

Digital volunteers wanted for exciting new programme

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The Digital Teen Programme is an innovative new way for young people to explore the digital industry. It is funded by the seven South East Economic Development (SEED) councils and delivered by local charity Young Enterprise Northern Ireland. The Programme is being delivered to 2,000 young people across the Armagh, Ards, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down, Newry & Mourne and North Down council area... read more →

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Welcome to HM SPIFFING!!!

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I'd like to bring your attention to HM SPIFFING - a comedy 3D space themed comedy adventure game by local game development tea, Billygoat Entertainment, which is currently airing on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236117571/hm-spiffing-a-comedy-3d-space-themed-adventure-gam They're about a third of their way to getting funded and could do with some local help. This mailer g... read more →

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Super Unity Friends - unity user group

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Some people work better in groups so we decided to help kick-start the games development efforts in our region by meeting up regularly to offer help, ideas and services to other gamedev tinkerers. See us at our new spiffy web site: http://superunityfriends.com Some people work for games companies, some work for proper IT companies, some are under-employed and some are students. It doesn't mat... read more →

Ciara Cunningham

5 Learning apps that are changing the world

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The theme for the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is to ‘think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ so we’ve compiled a list of five learning apps that are working towards this purpose and making a positive impact on the world. Mobile apps are increasingly popular because they allow learners to tap into on-demand, bite sized and just in ... read more →

Ciara Cunningham

New Storytelling Initiative on Life in the Border Regions during ‘The Troubles’ Launched

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Border Lives, a new storytelling project, capturing local people's life and experiences through six short films along the border region between 1969 and 1998, was recently launched at Stormont, Belfast. To complement and enhance the Border Lives project, online learning specialists, Aurion Learning developed a number of multimedia rich E-Learning modules and storytelling resources, available t... read more →

Alastair Luke

Teens go digital with innovative new programme

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Young people in the south east region of Northern Ireland will be joining the digital revolution through the SEED Digital Development Programme’s innovative new Digital Teen Programme. The project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland and the seven councils of the South East Econ... read more →

Ciara Cunningham

Want to be top in the class when creating assessments?

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There are few words that provoke as strong of a reaction amongst young and old alike as when an instructor says, “I’m going to test you on that.” However, the way that many students and instructors view assessments is flawed. By identifying these flaws, you can stand to take the stress out of assessments for you and your students. There are two main types of assessments: 1. Formative Assessm... read more →

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MATRIX ICT Panel Survey of the Digital Creative Capability

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The MATRIX ICT Panel – through DETI – has commissioned Deloitte to undertake research in order to produce a Technology Capability and Market Opportunity Foresight report for Northern Ireland. As a member of Digital Circle we would like to request your input to this short survey. The MATRIX report is important in helping to identify emerging trends and opportunities within the Digital sector wh... read more →

Ciara Cunningham

Best Practice UX Design for E-Learning

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By incorporating best practice UX design into your E-Learning, you can maximise information retention, learner engagement and learner enjoyment. UX design specialists tend to know how people use technology but not necessarily how people learn. There are elements of UX design we’ll cover in this blog that are universal and some that apply specifically to E-Learning. Why is UX design importan... read more →