CoSector Blog

Upcoming EdTech Events: attending UCISA annual conference

The HE landscape in the digital age is changing. Many organisations and institutions have already embarked on system change initiatives from new learning technologies to facilities and infrastructures and organisational transformation. The way we...

Oct 07, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, Repositories

Why choose Moodle? Outlining the benefits

Why choose Moodle?

If you’re in the business of education or training, you’ve no doubt considered the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Perhaps you’ve heard of Moodle and are unsure of whether it is right for you or your users. Here...

Sep 29, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education

Introducing our new Moodle dashboard plugins

Here we introduce our new Moodle plugins that can be incorporated on your Moodle platform (even if you don't use Bloom VLE). 

Aug 21, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE

ALT conference 2017 - how Learning Technology became the new normal

by Tom Palmer of ALT

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has been working to advance, explore and disseminate knowledge in the field of Learning Technology – the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that...

Aug 10, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, CoSector News, Bloom VLE

Why is getting Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) right so important?

The last ten years have taught us that virtual learning environments are here to stay.  But are universities getting the VLE right? And why is it so important? 

Jun 26, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education

The pros and cons of edtech in higher education

Education and technology are becoming a better known duo than Homer and Marge, but what are the pros and cons of edtech in higher education? Here we consider how it can help and hinder the learning processes in higher education.

May 16, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Key takeaways from MoodleMoot UK & Ireland 2017

Recently we attended the MoodleMoot UK & Ireland 2017 conference held at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London. It was a three-day event aimed at sharing the user experience with Moodle within the community,  encouraging collaboration, and discussing...

May 02, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE

How to look for a new VLE supplier [GUIDE]

When you're looking for a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), (or Learning Management System (LMS) as it is also known), it is often hard to know where to start the process. That's why we've created a guide to help you plan ahead and to make...

Apr 28, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE

How Bloom VLE makes this long distance course a unique experience

The course was launched in 2014, and they've grown from nothing to over 150 active students within two years. 

Mar 27, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Research and design development on Bloom VLE - the student experience

Over the past six months a newly formed R&D team in CoSector have been carrying out user experience research, design and development work in order to improve the Bloom VLE service, based on the needs of the staff and students who use it daily. 

Oct 19, 2016

Topic: Bloom VLE