The Blended Learning Toolkit is a series of tools, resources and applications which will advise and facilitate the staff use of Blended Learning. Most of our staff will find a link named ‘Support’ on their desktop.
Free tools and web resources, both internal and external are listed. In the case of any software downloaded to your local PC, please ensure you have the correct rights to install it, and you comply with the individual licence conditions. The links are to the homepages for these tools or web resources, so you may have to install (or have installed for you) downloaded software.
Note that currently we are unable to offer training or detailed support for the majority of these applications.
|Merlot|| Peer-reviewed RLOs.|
MERLOT is a free repository of over 16,000 learning objects.
|OpenLearn Learning Space||A collection of resources from the Open University. Note that units are quite lengthy, eg 4 hours, 12 hours.|
|Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning in Reusable Learning Objects|| RLO–CETL is a HEFCE-funded repository of learning objects that can be accessed by anyone.|
|Anatomy.tv via FINDit||Graphics objects bank of 3D human anatomy models.|
|Tasi||Technical Advisory Service for Images.|
|University of Cambridge, Universities’ Collaboration in eLearning||RLOs — mainly for Health sciences.|
|Mathcentre||Mathcentre provides a range of materials on many different branches of maths. These include guides, practice and revision materials, video tutorials, workbooks and online practice exercises.|
|Health Education Assets Library||HEAL is a digital library of assets (images, learning objects, presentations, videos etc) for health science educators and learners in a range of fields in health science, including medicine, nursing and pathology.|
|Intute via FINDit Search the Internet page||“…a range of free support materials for staff in universities and colleges to use to help raise the standard of Internet research and information literacy in their own institutions.”|
|Martin Greenhow’s Maths RLOs||Useful links to materials for mathematics.|
|SONET||RLOs for nursing students.|
|Odeo||Millions of free MP3s, podcasts etc under various topics, eg business, science, technology, politics.|
|Stock.xchng||Photographs available under Creative Commons licence.|
|MorgueFile||Photographs available under Creative Commons licence.|
|Microsoft Office Online Clip Art||Access to Microsoft’s online repository of more than 150,000 free images and sounds.|
Getty Museum has put 4,600 high-res images of pieces of art in the public domain for all to use as they wish. Requirements: must acknowledge the museum, must state purpose when downloading.
Rijks Museum has also released images of artwork for reuse. Requires a sign-in.
|Creative Commons||For information about how the Creative Commons system works.|
|The HEA SNAS Online Database||Resources to support new academic staff.|
|The HEA Subject Network||The HEA subject Network.|
|Pedagogic Planner||A Jisc-funded resource to help academic staff:|