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JISC Online Conference Have a Go – Xerte Online Toolkits – OR gates

October 21, 2010

So I had another bash with Xerte and built a little LO on OR Gates. I like to compare the outputs of content creation tools with the Reference model of NLN Materials… 10 years ago we made some useful resources, and I used the NLN logic gate objects many times as an introduction before a practical with agricultural engineering students. What’s interesting is that with a handful of assets I can accomplish in half an hour what the NLN programme probably took months to complete to “GOLD” release.

Sadly some of the old assets don’t work these days, there are a couple of flash objects which are just too old, however I happen to know they can be transcoded and saved in a more up to date version, having used some of them in my work with the Interactive Whiteboard Common File Format.

Maybe I’ll revisit this LO and fix it some time.Xerte Online Toolkits really is a rather powerful set of tools, and I’ve only touched on some of the more obvious templates.

Have a look at the LO I created: 


Xerte Online toolkits are just one of the items in the Have a Go area of the Online conference. The Conference runs from the 23rd – 26th November 2010, BUT the pre-conference activity and reading week opens on 16th November 2010 and offers a chance to become familiar with the conference environment and try out innovative JISC projects in the ‘have-a-go’ area. 


See you there!



Book online – early registration advisable for full participation in the pre-conference week 

Delegate fee: £50


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  1. Ron Mitchell permalink

    Well done Rob this is exactly what the Xerte have a go area will be all about e.g. not only having a go but sharing the results and just as importantly the reflections. You say that you might revisit and fix the LO at some time and I think it’s worth picking up on that point. XOT provides so many advantages in that respect compared with tools and workflows that have gone before. Let’s say you had this LO linked or embedded in a number of different vle courses and then found some really good additional material or decided to add some additional interactivity to test understanding – well as you know you can do that very quickly inside XOT and then publish the changes and automatically all the vle courses will be updated. That’s a real time saving as well as a demonstrable teaching & learning benefit! Furthermore as you know you can share development of the LO with colleagues or give them copies to use and adapt for their own use with the click of a button. Now mirror all of that but think about students doing the creation and collaboration rather than or even together with staff – that’s so easy yet so powerfull! I’m sure you agree?

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