Learning Technology

Category: Web-based resources

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Image Analysis Methods for Biologists – MOOC starts in March

February 5th, 2018 at 11:02

A free four-week course introducing image acquisition and analysis for biologists starts on 5th March 2018. The course from the University of Nottingham, offered via Futurelearn, is aimed at  postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in biological sciences to improve knowledge and understanding of image analysis and develop the practical ability to analyse images. With the significant increase [...]

The University of Nottingham as e-textbook publisher

February 2nd, 2018 at 11:02

Steve Stapleton, Head of Learning Technology, has a post on the JISC blog about e-textbooks, specifically our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSP) and the Applied Ethics e-textbooks.  Students were surveyed on their experience of being provided with these e-textbooks as part of their modules and the data from their responses is analysed in the blog post. [...]

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement – UoN online course in April

January 29th, 2018 at 10:01

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement is a short online course that aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course  with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate engaging activities for learning online. It was well-received by staff in 2017 and we are running it again in 2018 [...]

Mahara Upgrade: 20/21 September

September 19th, 2017 at 09:09

Mahara will be unavailable from: 10 am Wednesday 20th September to 10 pm Thursday 21st September. This is to upgrade to the latest version. Mahara is an eportfolio system used to support personalised and community learning. It complements Moodle, which can be seen as the formal, structured type of learning technology. Mahara is the personalised, [...]

New features in Moodle 3.2

September 1st, 2017 at 09:09

An update of Moodle on 7-8th September takes us to version 3.2. It is predominantly similar to the previous version but has a few new features and some interface updates to make it easier to use. While we do this upgrade, Moodle will be completely unavailable from 8 am on Thursday 7th to 6 pm [...]

App of the day: Tricider

June 5th, 2017 at 02:06

Tricider is a social voting tool. Create a question, collect ideas and solutions, add pros and cons, and vote for the best. Examples in Tricider’s Public Idea Space include, e.g., It could be used by app designers to collect ideas to improve their apps, by businesspeople to test out a marketing idea, or of course [...]

Launch of Jisc supported community of practice for digital capability 9 May

March 30th, 2017 at 09:03

Jisc are launching a Jisc supported community of practice for digital capability with an event in Birmingham aimed to facilitate the sharing of best practice across higher education, further education and skills in the area of digital capability. It’s on 9th May at Aston University Conference centre, Birmingham. The event will offer an opportunity of [...]

Another chance for Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement in May

March 8th, 2017 at 09:03

Due to high demand we are running a second Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement course. This short online course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate learning online. In this course held in Moodle you’ll learn how to [...]

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 [...]

Short course in Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement in March

February 17th, 2017 at 03:02

Online Facilitation and Designing for Engagement This short online course aims to provide those teaching or planning to teach an online or blended course with ideas, techniques and skills to design and facilitate learning online. In this course held in Moodle you’ll learn how to design engaging activities that motivate students and promote learning in [...]