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Take 5 this summer and learn new skills

This summer Technology Enhanced Learning will be relaunching our hugely popular Take 5 series with some exciting new additions to our offer. Take 5 courses are a series of bitesize self-study online tutorials, open to all staff at the University of

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Posted in Mobile learning, Social media, Study Direct, Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Rich Formative Assessment

From Poll Everywhere to Socrative to Google Forms, there is a huge range of tools available for formative assessment both in and out of face-to-face teaching hours. These methods of formative assessment can be extremely useful to gauge students’ understanding,

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Posted in App review, External events, Marking and assessment, Polling tools

Gamification using Poll Everywhere’s Segmented Responses

Gamification in education is a pedagogical approach in which elements of games are incorporated into teaching sessions and/or online delivery, with the aim of increasing student engagement. This could be achieved by introducing a competitive element (through, for example, the

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning, Polling tools

Introducing Canva: an accessible graphic design tool

What is Canva? Canva is an easy-to-use design tool which makes graphic design accessible for learners with all levels of abilities, from complete beginners to experienced designers. Canva’s simple drag and drop function combined with thousands of pre-made layouts enables

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#DIWSussex Makerspaces, conductive ink and more…

As part of Digital Innovation Week 2016 Pollie Barden (@polliepi), Lecturer in Product Design, ran a ‘Makerspace: Light an LED with Pencil, Ink and Paper’ workshop which introduced participants to ways of making simple circuits out of paper, pencils and

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Posted in Digital scholarship, Technology Enhanced Learning

Enhance your PowerPoint presentations with Office Mix

This week we are going to tell you about Office Mix – the much publicised add-on from Microsoft. Office Mix is a free add-on for Microsoft PowerPoint that enables you to transform your slideshows into interactive presentations. The additional features

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What can you learn? TEL training out now!

To start the new academic year, Technology Enhanced Learning have revamped our programme of staff development workshops with a brand new list of sessions for the Autumn term. From ‘Learning by creating with smartphones’ to ‘Augmented reality and virtual reality

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Get even more from Poll Everywhere – LaTeX, Surveys and more…

Polling and quizzing tools can be a great way to increase interactivity and engagement in classes, in particular in large lectures.  Poll Everywhere is a useful tool which takes advantage of the mobile devices that students already use, affords students

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Posted in Learning Design, Polling tools, Technology Enhanced Learning

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