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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 [...]

Teaching & Learning Seminar: Facilitating online learning: Wed 4th May

April 12th, 2016 at 07:04

Our next Teaching and Learning Seminar is our annual visit to Sutton Bonington to coincide with the monthly Farmers’ Market. The speakers will all focus on facilitating online learning, both in wholly online and in blended courses. James Roscoe is part of the AgriFood Advanced Training Partnership (AATP). The AATP offers a number of distance learning [...]

The Hotseat #2 Advantages, disadvantages and tips

March 31st, 2016 at 10:03

Yesterday’s post introduced the idea of a Hotseat - by no means a new idea – it’s something we adopted and adapted rather than invented!  A way to have a time-limited but not entirely synchronous discussion. Features of a Hotseat include that it involves a special guest or is lecturer-led, it is clearly time-limited, it [...]

Somewhere between a synchronous and an asynchronous event: the Hotseat #1

March 30th, 2016 at 10:03

During our online and blended courses in Moodle and in FutureLearn, we often hold synchronous events such as webinars, in Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Skype, or other appropriate technologies. However, it is sometimes not appropriate for one reason or another to hold a short synchronous event – for example, because the speaker isn’t comfortable with [...]

Teaching and Learning seminar series Feb-June 2016

February 4th, 2016 at 08:02

The Transforming Teaching team and the Learning Technology section invite colleagues to a series of events addressing shared issues of interest in teaching and supporting learning. Most seminars are presented by academic colleagues who will discuss their practice and students’ response to new initiatives. This series will continue to feature academic use of learning technologies. [...]