Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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How to get a screenshot of anything on your screen

January 8th, 2016 at 10:01

There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to create a screenshot. If something’s gone wrong and you need to contact the HelpDesk, it’s useful to send an image of your whole screen, or just an error message (or the lack of one!). You might want to save part of a video or [...]

Teaching & Learning Seminar (E-learning Community): Digitising and Visualising: 4 Nov 2015

October 22nd, 2015 at 10:10

The second in our 15-16 series of Teaching & Learning Seminars will take place on the first Wednesday in November. This event will attempt to combine talks by two speakers from very different subject areas, but who will both discuss digitising and visualisation, images and identification. Susan Anderson (GEM) will speak about the “virtual microscope” [...]

Happy Back to the Future Day : 5 predictions for teaching and learning in 2045

October 21st, 2015 at 10:10

On this day which is the original Back to the Future Day (the day in the future that Marty McFly and Doc went to, in the film Back to the Future 2), our Learning Technology folks were moved to attempt predictions of what teaching and learning will be like in 30 years time, especially with [...]

The Teaching and Learning Seminar Series (incorporating ELearning Community) Oct 2015-Jan 2016

October 14th, 2015 at 10:10

The regular Elearning Community sessions on the first Wednesday of the month have grown into an expanded Teaching and Learning Seminar Series. Here are the first few dates: TODAY  Wed 14 Oct: Peer Assessment 5 colleagues will be sharing their practices 2-3.30 pm (drop-in during second half), C01 ESLC, University Park Wed 4 Nov: Digitising [...]

Invitation to participate in an open course around Creativity for Learning in HE

September 22nd, 2015 at 08:09

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University will be offering the open course Creativity for Learning in Higher Education. Chrissi Nerantzi has invited individual colleagues from across the HE sector and groups of colleagues from the same institution and their tutors to join this course as part of their CPD [...]

Xerte Toolkits at Nottingham has changed

August 19th, 2015 at 04:08

University of Nottingham Toolkits users will find that the interface looks a little different now we’ve upgraded to the latest version. Xerte Toolkits is available to all staff, associates and students – no install necessary. The upgrade brings several new and improved features and is easier to use. When you logon to Xerte Toolkits now, [...]

This month in the blog: July

July 31st, 2015 at 08:07

July is normally a quiet month in HE. Here I review of some of the posts published in July in previous years that might still be of interest: 2013 Creating word clouds – using tagxedo.com Turnitin originality report – Word counts and more  How to find statistics for a submission in Turnitin 2012 Why put [...]

Twitter Question Shower

July 21st, 2015 at 10:07

Last week I took part in the short open course Flexible, Open, Social for Learning (FOS4L) and one of the tools we used was new to me: this was the Twitter Question Shower. I’ve participated in (and led) many types of discussions on Twitter, from tweetchats to twoocs, but this one was new. From the [...]

Full-screen toggle button contributed to Moodle community

June 29th, 2015 at 08:06

Another Moodle modification developed at Nottingham that has been accepted by the Moodle community is a full-screen toggle button. This allows any user to hide the side columns (blocks) and make the central column fill the screen.  This is especially useful when viewing embedded videos and SCORM packages, as well as large tables such as [...]

Allocation Form Plugin accepted by Moodle community

June 24th, 2015 at 08:06

The Allocation Form plugin developed by the Moodle team here at Nottingham has been accepted into the Moodle community and is available for download and use by any Moodle installation. While the Tutorial Booking plugin enables students to sign up for a single choice, the Allocation form can be used to provide more than one [...]