Learning Technology

Category: Advent Calendar

This category contains 25 posts

Advent Calendar Day #15: Inspiring video

December 15th, 2010 at 08:12

Michael Wesch is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University specialising in research into the anthropology of the web.  His two most well known YouTube videos are well worth checking out if you have not already seen them: “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” and “A vision of students today” Closer to [...]

Advent Calendar Day #14: Equality and Diversity

December 14th, 2010 at 11:12

If you saw the recent inspiring film “Made in Dagenham” then perhaps like me you are now more aware of  what genuine discrimination looks like.  If you’re taking a look around your office or the cafe or the campus and wondering how we all rate, it could be an appropriate time to check on policies and statistics for [...]

Advent Calendar Day #13: Downloading assignments from Turnitin

December 13th, 2010 at 03:12

Because Turnitin is a separate, external website and sits outside the University systems, the University does not have copies of the assignments in its computer system nor does it have backup copies: we are unable to recover student papers. Academics should be sure to download assignments from Turnitin and save them on hard disk or [...]

Advent Calendar Day #12: Podcasting

1 December 12th, 2010 at 10:12

For academics at The University of Nottingham podcasting has become easier. The video.nottingham service allows you to create your own podcasts. Students can subscribe to your podcast via RSS feeds and be notified when you produce new media items (also known as episodes). If you simply wish to use the service to host video for students [...]

Advent Calendar Day#11: JISC Digital Media 12 Days of Christmas tips

December 11th, 2010 at 09:12

There are plenty of other blogs who are doing Advent Calendars of various kinds.  JISC Digital Media are doing something slightly different, with a 12 Days of Christmas angle. They are short videos offering amusing tips on how to improve your filming and sound recordings. On the JISC Digital Media Blog. This is the 11th entry [...]

Advent Calendar Day #10: TED Talks

1 December 10th, 2010 at 09:12

“Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” TED is a not-for-profit organisation based in the US and dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, and has grown in scope and reach.  It now holds several  annual conferences including one in the UK.  TED aims to [...]

Advent Calendar Day #9: ELESIG

December 9th, 2010 at 10:12

ELESIG is an international community of researchers and practitioners from higher and further education who are involved in investigations of learners’ experiences and uses of technology in learning. ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector. ELESIG [...]

Advent Calendar Day #8: A round tuit

December 8th, 2010 at 02:12

OK, it’s a bit of a cliche, but “a round tuit” (“around to it”) is possibly the best gift for anyone or for oneself.  There’s nothing like getting around to something for making you feel a sense of satisfaction. That job you’ve been avoiding – the task that won’t taske long but always falls to [...]

Advent Calendar Day #7: Times and dates

December 7th, 2010 at 03:12

Here at The University of Nottingham we’re fairly used to calculating the time in Malaysia and China as we often communicate with staff at our campuses there.  However, if you have colleagues or contacts around the world and are planning a synchronous online meeting, phone call or video conference – or just want to know [...]

Advent Calendar Day #6: WebCT hints and facts

December 6th, 2010 at 04:12

Nigel Owen from the Learning Technology section made this information on webct at a elearning community meeting. It’s full of useful tips on how to make the most out of WebCT.