Learning Technology

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Copyright and e-learning: recording of T & L Seminar on 9 Mar 2016

April 20th, 2016 at 08:04

On 9 March 2016 our Teaching and Learning Seminar was on Copyright and e-learning: everything you need to know but were afraid to ask, with Tony Simmonds as our speaker, aiming to bust myths about copyright and map out the real dos and don’ts, giving staff confidence to reuse images, video and text to support [...]

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 [...]

Get to grips with Moodle – Introductory training dates April and May

March 24th, 2016 at 11:03

Whether you’re completely new to Moodle, have had a bit of use of it and want to understand it better or need a refresher, the Key Moodle Basics course is for you. Two hours of intensive demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice in the basics of creating and maintaining a Moodle module with lots of opportunities [...]

Seminar – Gamification and ludology: Wednesday 6 April 12.30

March 21st, 2016 at 11:03

The theme for our April Teaching & Learning Seminar will be Games and Gamification, and their application in teaching and learning. We are delighted to be able to welcome games industry veteran Andy Chambers (Games Workshop, Activision-Blizzard) to the University of Nottingham to talk about gamification within commercial settings and its value in maintaining the [...]

Find out more about Rogō with an introductory course

February 24th, 2016 at 12:02

Rogō is the University of Nottingham e-assessment management system which is used to create and deliver online question-based assessments. Staff write questions in a web-based interface, set papers and can map questions to the curriculum. Rogō supports the full process from question and paper creation (including peer and external examiner reviews) to the analysis of [...]

Teaching and Learning seminar: Copyright and e-learning: Wed 9 March

February 17th, 2016 at 02:02

Our March seminar is on the subject of Copyright and e-learning: everything you need to know but were afraid to ask This is the SECOND week in the month not the first as usual. Will it be OK to use this image in my slides?  If something’s free to view online, can’t I do anything [...]