Learning Technology

Category: case studies

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Thoughts of a graduating student on learning technology

July 19th, 2017 at 07:07

Today I am graduating. After 3 years in Nottingham, it will be time to leave; the end of an era of much learning through technology. Being a student of International Relations, we did not use Echo 360 or Rogo very much, our platform of choice has always been Moodle. I like having the slides of [...]

Webinar: Lego for creative strategic thinking with MBA students 20th June

June 9th, 2017 at 11:06

A Teaching and Learning Conversation – Interactive PODCAST Lego for creative strategic thinking with MBA students Tuesday 20th June 12-30-13.30 (UK Time) With Dr Lisa Day, Director of Studies – Online MBA, University of Liverpool And Dr Jeannie Holstein, Module Convenor Strategic Management MBA, University of Nottingham This conversation is an opportunity to share with [...]

Gamification in Moodle (Sally Chappell)

September 14th, 2016 at 10:09

Sally Chappell in the School of Life Sciences is our guest today, posting about gamification in her Moodle modules. This project aims to introduce game-based elements to the “Molecular Basis of Genetic Disorders” module, which is part of the MSc Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics, a 1-year, full-time course. The module is currently being redesigned to [...]

Assessing students with video #3: Examples from HE

July 5th, 2016 at 09:07

In the third in our series about assessing students by asking them to create videos, we look at three examples from other HE institutions in the past few years. Professor Marcos Martinon-Torres, UCL Archaeology, used video to boost student engagement in an undergraduate archeaometallurgy module. In the blog post Would a student travel 270 miles [...]

Assessing students with video #2: two-minute video pitch

June 28th, 2016 at 09:06

In the second in our series on assessing students using video, Jackie Andrews reports on using a two-minute video presentation exercise as part of the assessment for a Nottingham Advantage Award module, Enactus Nottingham.  As part of this, students work on social enterprises, building and running projects and businesses. They put a lot of work [...]

Assessing students with video #1: video presentation on a topic

June 21st, 2016 at 09:06

Increasingly, lecturers are asking students to upload video as part of their module or course assessment. There are many ways to submit video, including uploading to YouTube and submitting a URL, and adding a video to a shared drive. At the University of Nottingham one of the options available for assessment in Moodle allows students [...]

Digitising and Visualising: recordings of T & L Seminar on 4 Nov 2015

May 11th, 2016 at 08:05

The topic of our session on Wednesday 4th November 2015 was digitising and visualisation, images and identification. Susan Anderson (GEM) talked about the “virtual microscope” developed in 2009 and currently used by about a thousand students around the University. The subject of Jon Henderson’s talk could hardly be a greater contrast – ground truthing digital [...]

T & L Seminar Wed 18 May: What do the UST, DUST and the STN network do at the University of Nottingham?

May 10th, 2016 at 03:05

Ever wondered what the University Senior Tutor does … or the Senior Tutor Network? Perhaps you’ve never heard of either. A new University Senior Tutor was appointed earlier in the year (Pam Hagan) and, for the first time, a Deputy University Senior Tutor (Gaby Neher). Gaby will attempt to answer these questions – and others [...]

Gamification and Ludology: recordings of T & L Seminar on 6 April 2016

April 19th, 2016 at 09:04

The theme for our 6 April 2016 Teaching & Learning Seminar was Gamification and Ludology, and their application in teaching and learning. Games industry veteran Andy Chambers (Games Workshop, Activision-Blizzard) spoke about gamification within commercial settings and its value in maintaining the player base of long-running games such as  World of Warcraft, Warhammer 40,000 and Starcraft. Players [...]

Inspiration from the Xerte conference 2016

April 18th, 2016 at 07:04

Last Thursday’s Xerte conference (14 April 2016) proved to be a motherlode of inspiration and examples of wonderful Xerte projects from diverse contexts.  Xerte is used by institutions large and small. This map of users is just the beginning (tweet @patlockley to be added to the map if you’re not on it) The first keynote [...]