Courses for and around Information Technologies

This course is a hands on workshop usually held on Sundays at Edinburgh Computer Repairs on Melvile Terrace

In this course you will learn about hosting and development of your website. Providing hosting for free for one year to help get you up and running this course will dispel confusion and misunderstanding and give you a working insight to websites with WordPress

This course will give you the essential skills related to uploading images from a Android smartphone onto a laptop. You also will learn how to create new folders in which your uploaded images can be organised into.

Advanced instructional design course.

Instructor: Doug Holton <>

A course containing just one quiz - 100 questions on 9 different areas of the OCR Level 2 Functional Skills ICT qualification. The questions were designed by a group of students from Our Lady's High School Preston, namely: Declan, Jack, Anna, Hamed, Michael, James, Lewiss, Jordain, Tom and Matt, generously let loose by their teacher Alan O'Donohoe. Feel free to tweak the questions for your own purposes.

You can either restore the whole course into your Moodle and and use "as is"  - see docs: Course restore or you can import the quiz (one restored) into another course - see docs Activity Restore - or you can simply use selected questions by exporting and then importing one of the chosen question categories - see docs: Export questions and Import questions.,

Ragged University is a free education project which is about communities empowering the individuals that make them up.  One of the most powerful ways of sharing knowledge and what we have learned is by using the internet.  This online course has been created to show people how to make their own Wordpress website to share their knowledge with the world.

Ragged University, as a project, has chosen to use Wordpress as a technology because it is free, open source and one of the most user friendly ways of creating a website for those who do not want to learn computer coding.

This course is about making an independent Wordpress WEBSITE, and not about creating a Wordpress BLOG.

The difference is between an independent website and a blog is that a website is held on hosting which you have paid for, along with a domain name you have paid for.  There are advantages to this but these advantages are attached to these financial costs (unfortunately).

The advantages which come with a website which you have on your own hosting are:

  • You can install any plugins (which add special functionality to your website)
  • You can use any themes (which give special look and sometimes added functionality)
  • You become more visible to the world on search engines

The disadvantages of having a Wordpress website rather than a Wordpress blog are:

  • You must pay for your own domain name
  • You must pay for your website to be hosted
  • Technical things can go wrong if you set it up wrong

If you dont have the money to create your own website using Wordpress, then you can create a blog for free by going to the following link:

Wordpress Blog

If you do have the money to pay for hosting and a domain name, then hopefully this short course will take you through the steps which we used to make the Ragged University website:

Logo: Everybody is a Ragged University

Ragged University Website

Remember that, the companies and options which we used to create the project website are not the only choices which you can make.  There are many alternatives which you can research and choose instead.  This course is to communicate what I know does work, and show the exact steps on the way to achieving the same type of website.


  • Participants will complete this module with an understanding of the affordances and limitations of leveraging social media in formal learning spaces.


  • How can social media help teaching and learning in my classroom?

  • What resources are available for guiding and informing my thinking around the use of social media in the classroom?

  • What are important considerations and implications of social networking in teaching and learning?