• MindManager
  • WebPA
  • Wikis
  • Network

Who is it for?

Staff /Students

What does it do?

MindManager is a tool used to develop mind maps. These can be used for:

  • study notes;
  • project planning;
  • planning research;
  • planning written work.

Having your maps in an electronic form allows for:

  • easy revision and modification of the maps;
  • the addition of notes, including images, URL’s and links to other maps.

Documentation

The guide to the latest version of MindManager is available here: MindManager 14 (pdf 892KB) (This guide will open in a new window)

How to access

Mind Manager is available on the computers provided for staff and students throughout the institution.

Useful links

Website of MindManager manufacturer: Mindjet: http://www.mindjet.com/uk/

Help

For help please contact CAPAdmin at the Centre for Academic Practice.

Who is it for?

Staff /Students

What does it do?

Web Peer Assessment (WebPA) is an online tool which enables students in a group to peer review. By using WebPA, peers assess each members of the group’s contribution to their work and then each student receives an adjusted mark.

Documentation

The student guide to WebPA is available here:

Student guide to online web peer assessment (WebPA) (pdf 286KB)

How to access

WebPA is available through the Hub. Tutors create links from their modules to WebPA.

Useful links

The website for WebPA is at: http://webpaproject.lboro.ac.uk/

Help

For help please contact hub@qmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Who is it for?

Staff /Students

What does it do?

At Queen Margaret University (QMU) we are using QMU Google Sites for students and tutors to develop wikis for learning and teaching. A wiki is an online area where an individual learner or group of students can work together as required by their tutor to develop materials which can be shared with their tutor and/or other students. On some occasions the wiki may be part of a graded assessment and in this circumstance, your tutor will provide guidance on how they wish you to use QMU Google Sites as part of your learning and assessment.

How to access

QMU Google Sites is accessible from: http://sites.qmu.ac.uk Select Sign in to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and log-in with your usual QMU username and password.

It is recommended that you add this link to your Bookmarks/Favourites to help you in finding the link quickly and easily in the future.

Documentation

The following user guides will open in a new window when selected:

Useful links
Training resources

Links to videos and user guides are available on our QMU Google wiki site: https://sites.google.com/a/qmu.ac.uk/qmu-google-sites-training-resources/ (Please note: this link requires QMU log-in to access)

Google Sites online help page: http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en_GB

Recommended reading

WILLIAMS, R. 2008. The non-designer's design book: design and typographic principles for the visual novice. 3rd ed. London: Pearson Education. (Available from QMU Library).

Help

If you have any issues regarding the use of QMU Google Sites / wikis, please contact: wikis@qmu.ac.uk

Exploring curriculum design for online programmes

In this first event of QMU’s online network for online tutors, Professor Keith Smyth from the University of Highlands and Islands, will be exploring what we mean and understand when we talk about ‘curriculum’ and online learning. After first exploring established and emerging views relating to the concept of curriculum, Keith will draw upon current developments within the sector that are challenging us to think more broadly about the relationship between the curriculum and digital practice in Higher Education.

For part of this event, we will be discussing our tutor network and its role in bringing together online tutors for the sharing of resources, pooling of knowledge, and exchanging of experiences. The Network will hold regular a/synchronous events and discussions including presentations from guest researchers, and learners. Blogs, links and postings will update the Network on a regular basis about

Keith Smyth is Professor of Pedagogy at the University of the Highlands and Islands, where he leads the new Learning and Teaching Academy. Prior to joining UHI Keith was a Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at Edinburgh Napier University, where he was Programme Leader for the MSc Blended and Online Education. Keith has been involved in a range of projects focused on harnessing technology to support co-creative pedagogies and curriculum models, open educational practice, and online academic development. His 3E Framework for technology-enhanced learning has been implemented by over 40 educational institutions across and beyond the UK.