Learning Technology

Category: learner experience

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Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #2

October 24th, 2019 at 09:10

The Home Office has made available these posters about designing for accessibility.  The two about designing for users on the autistic spectrum, and designers for users with screen readers may be most helpful Download Home Office posters Tips (that are good practice for all users) include: Use simple (not bright contrasting) colours Write in plain language [...]

Annual Teaching and Learning conference #1 (Nottingham)

July 26th, 2019 at 02:07

Friday May 3rd 2019 saw colleagues from across the University come together for the annual Teaching and Learning conference on the theme of universal design. This yearly event is a great opportunity for the University community to share best practice and network with colleagues. This year over 250 attendees filled the large lecture theatre in [...]

Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #1

May 17th, 2019 at 11:05

With new digital accessibility regulations now in force since September 2018, HE institutions are required to be proactive in providing fully accessible websites – which includes VLEs such as Moodle. This provides a real opportunity to review and improve learning materials  for students and others. New websites must be compliant by 23 Sep 2019 and [...]

Turnitin (& Moodle) assignment submission checklist

May 9th, 2019 at 03:05

We are often contacted by students worried about why their submissions to assignment dropboxes are not succeeding. For best results here are the guidelines: Your document: please check Filename consists of no more than 40 characters (you may get an error message if filename is too long: it will be “XML Response could not be [...]

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 [...]