Sorry for the slight delay in replying. Term has ended, and I’m in the process of moving back from Hong Kong to Sydney, so it’s a bit hectic.
Paul: Thanks for the advice to just keep using the tools, so that students get used to them. I think that, together with Stephan’s reminder to focus on outcomes before tool selection forms the answer I was looking for.
Stephan, Chris: Thanks for the tips, and suggestions. I have used the ‘wiki’ idea with non- exam students (Y7) - split them into small groups to create a topic/subject revision page.
I then rotate the groups so that at least one other group reviews/edits another groups page. You can do as many iterations as you have time for to get improvements for each wiki page. This worked well.
Tomaz: I didn’t know about the cookbook, so thanks for putting me onto that. I have put up a recipe that I hope may be useful : http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=82&rid=3966
The spirit of the moodle community is really terrific, and I have found all your contributions very helpful, and so please, any other comments are welcome