Learning Technology

Category: learning design

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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 [...]

Tutorial Booking add-on (Moodle sign-up sheet) now available through Moodle community

June 17th, 2015 at 08:06

The Tutorial Booking tool – a sign-up sheet for students to choose timeslots – is now available to the whole Moodle community as an add-on plugin for Moodle installations all over the world.  The plugin allows students to self-select one choice from a selection. Numbers per selection can be limited and places are taken on [...]

Teaching & Learning Seminar (E-learning Community): Teaching-Dedicated Structures in Schools. 3 June

May 22nd, 2015 at 11:05

The last event of the academic year will differ somewhat from our usual fare in that it will be two talks looking at the context in which e-learning often finds itself – developmental activity and excellence in teaching. The Innovation in Pharmacy Education Division (IPED) is the newest of the six divisions in the School [...]

Inter-university Teaching & Learning Conversations Webinar on Experiential Learning today at 12 noon

February 24th, 2015 at 08:02

Dr David Smith (@dave_thesmith), Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, SFHEA from Sheffield Hallam University will lead an exciting webinar today Tuesday 24th February   at   12-1pm GMT* during which he will discuss  “Bringing Experiential Learning into the Lecture Theatre” Within the teaching space conceptual descriptions are usually either vocal or presented using 2 dimensional slides and [...]

Peer assessment: a collection of resources

February 16th, 2015 at 10:02

Peer assessment seems to be a hot topic around here at the moment. We’ve had lots of enquiries, so we’ve put together some resources. Thanks to Sally Hanford and Angelique Bodart for some of these. Video recordings from the Teaching and Learning Seminar (formerly E-learning Community) in November 2014 Peer Assessment In Large Groups: Engineering [...]