Tag: Mobile

#appventcityunilead – an experiment before Christmas

Inspired by the various 12 Apps for Christmas twitter initatives from other universities, where an app is posted on a blog post every day, I decided to try and engage with our twitter followers and the wider higher education community before Christmas, using the hashtag #appventcityunilead (appvent a play on the word advent, but with

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Shaping the Future of Learning Together – Day 2 at ALT-C 2015

#altc ... connect with the ALT community

The Annual Association for Learning Technology conference (ALTC) took place from the 8th – 10th September, with the theme of ‘Shaping the Future Together’. I attended the second day of the conference as it had elements of Learning Spaces that I was interested in. This post are my highlights, along with a recording on the

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Horizon Scanning

The OU’s Innovating Pedagogy Reports (2013 & 2012) highlight MOOCs, Badges, Learning Analytics & Seamless Learning as the ones to watch. Horizon scanning is a key role for educational technologists both as individuals and as a sector. In a rapidly changing technological landscape it’s important that we are aware of what’s coming and how it

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Moodle 2: Moodle is mobile for staff and students

For those of us who used to dread surfing moodle on our mobiles fear not. Moodle 2 follows a more forward thinking design model known as ‘responsive design’. In putting this model forward, Information Services (IS) and our ed. tech teams wanted to ensure that staff and students would be provided with an interface that

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A fresh take on the classroom clickers (aka ‘PRS’)

Just yesterday I attended and presented at the first European Turning Technologies User Conference at the University of Surrey. Turning Technologies are the US-based manufacturers of the classroom clickers / PRS that we use here at City. The keynote for the day was none other than Harvard Professor Eric Mazur, developer of the ‘Peer Instruction’

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