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5 Things to Do with your Moodle Module

Continuing my series on 5 things to Do with…, this article focuses on 5 Things to do with your Moodle module. These tips have been devised with the help of Neal Sumner, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, LEaD and in consultation with the Midwifery department in the School of Health Sciences (written by former Senior

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5 Things to Do with Poll Everywhere

In our continuing series ‘5 Things to do with…’, we look at Poll Everywhere. Poll Everywhere is the web based version of the physical clickers. It can be run from any web enabled device via a browser or an app. It offers a wider range of questions than clickers do, allowing lecturers to ask students

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#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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The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit 2016

The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit a joint collaboration between Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS) ,the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) and UCISA, the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association. The toolkit outlines all the major aspects of implementing a learning spaces project and bring together advice from a

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5 Things to Do with Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture Door Signage

Whether you are a Lecture Capture veteran or a newbie, this short post will give you some ideas of what you can do with the Lecture Capture after you have the recording that will help your students and also help you. Remember, it’s what you ask your students to do with the recordings and helping

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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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Lessons from the University of Leeds on Lecture Capture

Following on from my previous blog post on how the University of Manchester are using OpenCast Lecture Capture, this blog post summarises the developments in a lecture capture and multimedia management system at the University of Leeds through a series of lessons or top tips. It’s taken from a webinar recording shared via the lecture-captures@jisc-mail.ac.uk

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A free new book on teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets out now!

Smart Learning Cover

Are you looking for innovative ideas to make better use of the devices your students bring to class? If you are thinking about how to teach and learn with smart devices, then this new book is full of practical ideas! Smart Learning published by the Media Enhanced Learning Group, is about teaching and learning with

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Lecture capture: Opting (out) to enhance student experience and other Opencast Conference Highlights

Why use lecture capture? What are the limitations? How do you do on the fly editing? This post looks at some of these issues, advice and novel solutions universities using the open source lecture capture system, Opencast shared at the annual Opencast Conference, at the University of Manchester, which I attended the first day of,

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Active Learning Workshops and New Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces - Teaching in Action, Lecturer and Students

April / May workshops please book here. Written by Dominic Pates, Jorge Freire and Santanu Vasant (Learning Spaces Theme) During February LEaD staff delivered a series of workshops aimed at introducing staff to large and small group teaching activities and showcasing the new learning spaces at City. This short article provides highlights from these workshops and

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