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Twine: A choose your own teaching adventure

The ‘human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.’ Jonathan Haidt Two of the most important areas in people’s lives are stories and agency, some would argue they are in fact integral to our nature, we communicate with

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What’s New in Canvas? (December 2018)

The new Canvas release for December has just been rolled out across the University, this will bring a few helpful changes to Canvas that will enhance your day to day experience. Two of the biggest changes are the ability to

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Canvas Know-How: Using the Accessibility Checker

When developing your teaching materials in Canvas, it is important to consider online standards of accessibility to ensure that your content is inclusive of as many individual students as possible. This is important to ensure that equal access and opportunity

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Instagram

This week we are introducing a fabulous social media tool, Instagram. Instagram is a social media app which allows users to share images and video clips. As social media sites like Facebook (which its worth noting is the parent company

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Posted in Active learning, App review, Social media

5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory

There are a number of common myths surrounding learning theory that arise time and time again. In this post we’ll be separating some of the facts from the myths.

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G Suite – to share and collaborate on documents and presentations online

Microsoft Office is a suite of programs that I’d imagine most people have encountered, whilst it’s a good suite of programs and all University of Sussex staff have access to a full licence (details on the ITS website ), it

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Posted in Mobile learning

Open Education Resources for teaching

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are, as the name implies, educational resources that are made openly available (usually through an open licence such as one of the Creative Commons licences – for more information please see the creative commons website). This

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Fun online quizzing with Kahoot!

This week we are reviewing one of my favourite classroom tools, Kahoot! Kahoot is a free online quiz tool that enables you to design quick fun quizzes for students for use within the classroom. It can be played competitively, cooperatively,

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