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Category: Advent Calendar

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The 12 apps of Christmas – or is it 48?

November 16th, 2015 at 09:11

Lots of people have jumped on the bandwagon – offering a “course” or series on The 12 Apps of Christmas. All seem to start 1st December and should be good fun to drop in on. http://the12apps.wordpress.com University of West London: twelve fun apps for people in higher education: no registration necessary.   #uwl12apps http://the12appsofchristmas.zohosites.com/  From [...]

Advent Calendar Day #24: The five-minute degree

December 24th, 2010 at 09:12

Something a bit light-hearted for our last Advent Calendar link: we hope it’ll give you a bit of a laugh!   Offered more than a bit tongue-in-cheek in the light of recent news!

Advent Calendar Day #23: The Communicube

December 23rd, 2010 at 09:12

Would you like to add some interactivity to your lectures and get instant feedback from students, but don’t want to have to learn a new technological tool?  Here’s a low-tech alternative to electronic personal response systems. Stephen Bostock’s Communicubes are fold-up paper cubes which students rotate to show a different colour for every answer they could [...]

Advent Calendar Day #22: Interesting ways to use technology in learning

December 22nd, 2010 at 09:12

Have you ever wondered how on earth to use web-based tools such as Google Maps, Twitter or wikis and technology such as iPads and Nintendo Wiis to support learning and teaching?  Tom Barrett is a schoolteacher but his series of  “Interesting Ways to Use …” is worth a look to inspire teachers at any level of education. They [...]

Advent Calendar Day #21: Dropbox

December 21st, 2010 at 09:12

I think I mentioned Dropbox in one of the earlier posts in the Advent Calendar, but I’ve been hearing so many people rave about it that I though it was due another mention. Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.  You can use files at home, at work or on [...]

Advent Calendar Day #20: The eLearning Network

December 20th, 2010 at 01:12

The eLearning Network is a community of elearning professionals in the UK and beyond who are interested in best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work. Lots of tips and information for those in the commercial elearning sector but also of interest for any of us who use learning technology – [...]

Advent Calendar Day #19: The Christmas Price Index

December 19th, 2010 at 09:12

A very slick, if American, animated explanation of what the 12 Days of Christmas gifts would cost this year.   Notes for educators are included. The Christmas Price Index from PNC

Advent Calendar Day #18: More Tips and tricks in Turnitin

December 18th, 2010 at 11:12

Turnitin is a tool which the University of Nottingham and other universities use to help students learn about plagiarism and to detect plagiarism when it does occur.  Turnitin is a separate website not hosted by the University but by a separate service. Errors while working in Turnitin are usually due to the Turnitin system itself [...]

Advent Calendar Day #17: 7 Top tips for PowerPoint presentations

December 17th, 2010 at 08:12

Whenever I see a particularly impressive PowerPoint presentation it always makes me want to up my game and  I turn to my favourite source of inspiration on the topic of presetnations: the book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds. Alternatively there’s Garr’s blog  Presentation zen or you can follow him [...]

Advent Calendar Day #16: Prezi Tips

3 December 16th, 2010 at 09:12

If you’d like to break out from using PowerPoint for a change, why not try Prezi? It’s not difficult to learn and can be used to create an impressive dynamic presentation.  One tip from experience - don’t do too much of the zooming and rotation or your audience will complain of sea-sickness!  Here’s an example from [...]