Learning Technology

Category: learner experience

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New Moodle course available for Front of House staff

May 11th, 2018 at 10:05

A new Moodle course is now available for Front of House staff such as in Schools or Student Services, and those who work in Libraries or IT support. The course has an emphasis on basic knowledge of Moodle and the kinds of questions that students often ask. It’s brief and engaging and is designed to [...]

ELESIG webinar: Learners and digital capabilities in the curriculum 2 May 2018

April 9th, 2018 at 10:04

ELESIG webinar: How do learners experience the development of digital capabilities in the curriculum?’ Tunde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmay2018/ The development of digital capabilities has received much attention in education in the last few years. My doctoral study, adopting JISC’s digital capabilities framework, aims to explore how the development of digital capabilities are planned, enacted [...]

ELESIG Webinar: the JISC Tracker. 27 March

March 9th, 2018 at 04:03

ELESIG Webinar: Using the Jisc tracker to research students’ experiences of e-learning Helen Beetham, consultant http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmarch2018/ The Jisc ‘Digital student experience’ survey has been developed over three years, originally through research reviews, original research and consultation with students, and subsequently through extensive user trials (ca 30k student users) and factor analysis of the survey instrument. [...]

Formatting assignment submissions for Turnitin assignments

February 8th, 2018 at 11:02

We recommend that students submit PDFs to Turnitin assignments rather than Word or any other format. This is recommended UNLESS module convenors specifically request students submit in Word, PowerPoint or another format. During processing Turnitin converts documents to PDF. This can (rarely) cause changes to formatting, such as number of pages, or the presence of [...]

The University of Nottingham as e-textbook publisher

February 2nd, 2018 at 11:02

Steve Stapleton, Head of Learning Technology, has a post on the JISC blog about e-textbooks, specifically our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSP) and the Applied Ethics e-textbooks.  Students were surveyed on their experience of being provided with these e-textbooks as part of their modules and the data from their responses is analysed in the blog post. [...]

Sign up for a MOOC from the University of Nottingham including The Qur’an and E-learning for Health

January 11th, 2018 at 03:01

The University of Nottingham has some interesting MOOCs – free online courses – coming up in the near future. The Qur’an Between Judaism and Christianity. Starts Monday 15th January Get an introduction to the history of the Qur’an, and its relationship with Judaism and Christianity. This online course will illustrate how the Qur’an situates itself as part [...]

Students: How to download your assignment feedback

December 1st, 2017 at 11:12

We regularly get requests from students to access feedback on coursework from previous years.  Reasons can include needing evidence to write an application for a further degree, or having secured a job where they have a use for the information. The University recommends that students dowload your feedback as soon as you get it, and [...]

Mahara Upgrade: 20/21 September

September 19th, 2017 at 09:09

Mahara will be unavailable from: 10 am Wednesday 20th September to 10 pm Thursday 21st September. This is to upgrade to the latest version. Mahara is an eportfolio system used to support personalised and community learning. It complements Moodle, which can be seen as the formal, structured type of learning technology. Mahara is the personalised, [...]

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 [...]

Learner Experience Research MOOC starts Feb

December 19th, 2016 at 07:12

ELESIG are running a free Learner Experience Research (LER) MOOC is for HE and FE and Skills staff who are interested in undertaking action research into learners’ experiences of technologies within an educational setting. The MOOC starts on 27th February 2017, to register and for further information please visit: https://platform.europeanmoocs.eu/course_researching_learners_experienc In this Massive Open Online [...]