Learning Technology

Category: Open Nottingham

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The award for ‘one-take wonder’ goes to….

October 22nd, 2013 at 03:10

… the team filming the videos for our Sustainability course? Or one of the interviewees? This guest post is by Dr Sarah Speight. Sarah is an archaeologist and educator who has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is also the lead academic for  our Nottingham Open Online Course, Perspectives on [...]

My Sustainability Guru

October 18th, 2013 at 03:10

This is a guest post by Dr Sarah Speight. Sarah is an archaeologist and educator who has been the University of Nottingham’s academic lead for sustainability since 2011. Sarah is also the lead academic for our Nottingham Open Online Course, Perspectives on Sustainability, that is available to all staff and students at Nottingham and also on our [...]

Perspectives on Sustainability Second NOOC open now – starts 16th October

October 10th, 2013 at 11:10

Staff and students on all campuses, including distance learners, are invited to join in Nottingham’s  second Open Online Course starting Wednesday 16th October! “Perspectives on Sustainability” is a 10-week course looking at Sustainability from a range of different perspectives and disciplines. Whether it’s just for interest or part of your professional development, you are welcome to [...]

The Xerte Project : Sustaining Open-Source Innovation (ALT-C 2013 Presentation)

October 7th, 2013 at 02:10

The Xerte Project began in 2004, and released its first tools under an open license in 2006. Since then the project has gone on to develop the award-winning Xerte Online Toolkits software, cultivated an enthusiastic community of users and developers and has continued to innovate in the development of authoring tools. There is more activity [...]

Making OER available on multiple platforms (U-Now, iBooks, eBooks) (ALT-C Presentation)

October 4th, 2013 at 02:10

Since 2007, the University of Nottingham has released teaching resources as Open Educational Resources (OER) through the U-Now website. Resources made available in U-Now are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, and users can view the resources on the site or download them in re-useable formats. The OER publication model at Nottingham is strong, with [...]

The Future of (Sustainable) Learning…..

September 19th, 2013 at 03:09

Yesterday saw the launch of the FutureLearn platform. In case you’ve missed the various announcements in the press over the last few months……FutureLearn is the first UK-led, multi-institutional MOOC platform offering free on-line courses. The Futurelearn proposition is to increase access to Higher Education for students in the UK and around the world by offering [...]

The Maturing of the MOOC – today’s BIS research paper

September 18th, 2013 at 08:09

I welcome today’s BIS report (literature review) on “The maturing of the MOOC”. As writer Stephen Haggard points out, MOOCs can be controversial, inspiring, disruptive and a wonderful opportunity for facilitating lifelong learning. In his survey of the literature he found it difficult to source academic literature properly evaluating MOOC pedagogy, student experience etc. as [...]

Highlights from the ALT-C conference

September 14th, 2013 at 11:09

It was great to see so many of our colleagues inside and outside the University at the conference of the Association for Learning Technology this week. It was lovely to have it on our doorstep here in Nottingham.  It’s been so busy we haven’t had time to blog but more will be appearing on the [...]

Putting the Vice Chancellor in the (online) Hot Seat! Tuesday 4th June

June 3rd, 2013 at 07:06

On Tuesday 4 June at 10am UK time/5pm China and Malaysia time, Professor David Greenaway, the Vice Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, will be ‘in the NOOC’ – the ‘Perspectives on Sustainability’ online course open to all staff and students – being interviewed in the final webinar of our series of ‘Hot Seats’. This [...]

Find OER via OER LIbrarian on Twitter

May 1st, 2013 at 10:05

There’s a useful service via Twitter to help you look for OER resources to suit your needs.  Ask a question of the  OER Librarian (part of OER Commons) by tweeting the @OERLibrarian account. Ask  the OER Librarian a question by tweeting details about the particular type of resource and/or subject matter you are looking for [...]