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Digital Productivity for work, study and life.

The Technology Enhanced Learning team recently ran a bitesize online course for University of Sussex staff looking at Digital Productivity. This blog post will explore some ideas around that topic. The course was conceived as a way to introduce staff

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Community, creativity, competencies and cuteness: MUGSE comes to Sussex.

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team at the University of Sussex recently hosted a meeting of the Mahara User Group for Southern England (MUGSE). The sun shone as nearly 30 participants from eleven institutions in the region gathered to share

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Posted in Mahara, Marking and assessment, Open Education

Tell a story with Sutori

Sutori (previously known as HSTRY) is often thought of as a timeline tool, but Sutori ‘stories’ can be much more. With options to embed videos, sound files, create quizzes and add discussion forums it can be used by teachers and

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Posted in App review, Technology Enhanced Learning

Scaffolding student learning with lecture capture.

For this post, Tab Betts (Technology Enhanced Learning) spoke to Professor Janet Boddy (Education) about her experience of using lecture capture in her teaching at the University of Sussex. Listen here to what Janet had to say about how lecture

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Posted in Study Direct, Technology Enhanced Learning

MUGSE at Sussex, April 25th 2017

In a previous post, Antony Coombs wrote about ‘Portfolios, assessment and Mahara at Sussex’ outlining how the Mahara e-portfolio system has been introduced at the University. We are now pleased to be hosting the spring meeting of the Mahara Users Group Southern

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Posted in External events, Mahara, Marking and assessment, Technology Enhanced Learning

Developing students’ discipline-specific vocabulary.

Every discipline has its own specialist terms and concepts. As students progress in their studies they learn the relevant language, but when they begin their studies there are lots of words that they are unsure about. Developing students’ fluency in

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Posted in Learning Design, Polling tools, Study Direct

3 ways to develop rich resources on Study Direct (Moodle)

Most people start using the Sussex University VLE (Study Direct) to upload resources – usually slides from lectures. That is a great start, but there is much more that can be done to provide interesting and engaging resources for students. 

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Posted in Learning Design, Study Direct, Technology Enhanced Learning

3 steps to improving your time management with digital tools

Everyone is busy and sometimes it seems we are too busy to find ways to organise our time better. This post will take you through three steps to improving the way you manage that most precious resource – your time. 

Posted in Digital scholarship, Technology Enhanced Learning

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