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Audience response using Poll Everywhere

  This year I have been using Poll Everywhere in my teaching.  Poll Everywhere is an audience response system which allows students to answer a variety of questions in class using their own phones, tablets or laptops, via the web using a data or wifi connection, or via twitter or text message.  Here I describe

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Moodle 2: Marking Strategies

There are several ways to mark on moodle. In this blog I will list three ways in which this is possible. Mark Moodle Assignments Using a Marking Record A marking record is very similar to a rubric, but it’s even more simpler. For each marking criterion, a comment explains what is being sought, and provides

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Moodle 2: Ideas for Innovative Assignments

Our educational technology team have identified a number of tools that can be used to help build innovative assessments in your modules. These can be seen in the diagram below. For more ideas, visit our website link here. Tool Available from Types of assessment City Blogs is a service for staff and students to bloAg

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Moodle 2: Embedding twitter(social media) into your module

What are the benefits of using social media for students? Embedding social media into modules can make your students want to: engage with your module much more be able to easily network with their peers and personal tutor be more receptive to receiving new types of information Why is it important to have social media

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Moodle 2: Designing and Developing Multiple Choice Assessments

A key purpose of assessment is to provide feedback to students on their learning. Multiple Choice questions (MCQs) can be a useful tool for formative testing. The design and the embedding of feedback into MCQ items can be arguably the most important part of the exercise as well as the most time-consuming (Bull & McKenna,

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Large scale student-student-lecturer Interaction using clickers

One of the more exciting developments in Higher Education has been the way in which learning spaces can now be transformed into an interactive fora where students are able to engage with one another in a constructive dialogue. This can take place even in a large lecture space. This can be achieved by using the

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Moodle 2: Curiosity doesn’t ‘kill’ the cat

One of the most important things for students growing up today is the love of embracing change. In the context of the 21st century learner, how can we prepare them to have curiosity and a question disposition? In this post I investigate some of the pedagogical evidence behind using Moodle to enhance the student learning

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7 things you should know about Lecture Capture

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What is it? Lecture Capture includes a range of technologies used for digitally recording and distributing lectures. These recordings involve some combination of text, audio and video. The video could be of the lecturer, a whiteboard, a chalkboard, a screencast or any combination of video feeds available (Dey et al., 2009; Gosper, et al., 2008).

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Personal Response Systems: Review of the Turning Technologies User Conference 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark

Two months ago I attended the Turning Technologies User Conference 2012 at Aarhus University, Denmark, the first of its kind in Continental Europe (following the success of last year’s UK conference, reviewed here). Turning Technologies manufactures the electronic Personal Response Systems (PRS) or ‘classroom clickers’ that we use at City University London to poll students’ responses

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A day in the life of a Teaching Pod

Its been an interesting journey for the Pod. It all started way back in 2006 when a Classroom Experience initiative brought in over £1.4M to purchase over 80 Pods for the Northampton Square campus! Over the years, these pods became problematic and a number of issues were being reported through the Classroom Experience Steering Group. 

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