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Equella service to be withdrawn

March 1st, 2017 at 09:03

Equella is a file storage repository system used by the University, in some circumstances in conjunction with Moodle. Pearson, (the vendor) have announced that Equella will be withdrawn from their product catalogue in the near future and therefore the University needs to move away from using the system. LRLR are currently making plans to withdraw [...]

This month in the blog: December

December 22nd, 2015 at 09:12

Here are some interesting and/or helpful posts published in previous years of this blog that might still be of relevance. A video producer on MOOCs…  (2013) A reminder that Wikipedia is not reliable as an information source (2012) Discoveries in OER: the Anatomy Cookbook  (2010) And our 24 posts in the 2010 Advent Calendar

Xerte Online Toolkits Upgrade

July 28th, 2015 at 03:07

On Friday 7th August we will be updating Xerte Online Toolkits to the latest version of the software. The service will be unavailable between 9.00 and 10.00am whilst we carry out the work. Version 3.0 of the software brings a number of enhancements to the software and addresses a number of issues: we have a [...]

HELM’s Deep… into e-learning: recordings of T & L Seminar on 7 January 2015

January 16th, 2015 at 08:01

Recordings are now available of Wednesday’s session (7-1-15) featuring the work of the Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team who work across all areas of the School of Health Sciences to deliver high quality e-learning to underpin learning and teaching and improve the student experience. The School has recently introduced blended learning with 50% online [...]

Friday pointers: links to useful tools, research and advice

December 5th, 2014 at 02:12

Links this week cover preparing video resources and learning styles. Some older resources, some newer; dip into what interests you! Video resources Issues in creating and using video resources in language teaching. A recording of Teresa Mackinnon’s presentation from the ALT joint SIG on Open Education (27 Nov 14) (video) How Video Production Affects Student [...]

Green Gown award for Sustainability MOOC

November 7th, 2014 at 12:11

This week the University’s MOOCs and NOOCs team, led by Sarah Speight, were in Manchester, delighted to receive a “Highly Commended” at this year’s Green Gown Awards. The award, in the category of Courses and Learning, was for the “Sustainability, Society and You” MOOC which has run twice through Futurelearn. Sarah Speight explained: “With our course [...]

The Xerte Project and the Apereo Foundation

September 23rd, 2014 at 07:09

I am really excited to be able to announce that The Xerte Project has been accepted as an incubating project at The Apereo Foundation (https://www.apereo.org/). This is a fantastic opportunity for the project – as you know, The University of Nottingham has led the developments over the years. Recently, with increasing contributions from a growing [...]

First HEA report on research into MOOCs

March 17th, 2014 at 11:03

The Higher Education Academy has published its research into learning and teaching of Massive Open Online courses (MOOCS) and finds that ‘the teacher persists’. The Pedagogy of the MOOC: the UK View by Sian Bayne and Jen Ross from the University of Edinburgh also contains snapshots of five current UK MOOCs with an emphasis on the [...]

New location for blog about MOOCs

1 November 29th, 2013 at 10:11

If you’ve read this blog regularly you probably know that we occasionally blog about matters to do with NOOCs (Nottingham Open Online Courses) and MOOCs (Massive Open Onlne Courses).  The date is fast approaching for the launch of the University of Nottingham’s first MOOC on the FutureLearn platform, Sustainability, Society and You - it’ll start [...]

Mike the Engineer

October 25th, 2013 at 03:10

In which Mike Clifford introduces Sarah to the concept of upcycling and she gains a chair. This guest post is by Dr Sarah Speight. An archaeologist and educator, she has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is the lead academic for our Nottingham Open Online Course (NOOC), Perspectives on Sustainability, that is available [...]