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A first look at Turnitin Feedback Studio

Introducing “Turnitin Feedback Studio”, a rebrand and major update of the Turnitin software used by staff and students at the University of Sussex for online submission, similarity reports, marking and feedback of text-based assessments. Watch the video below for a

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Electronic submission and feedback at Sussex – the story so far

This summer will see the graduation of the first student cohort to have experienced electronic submission and feedback throughout their time studying at Sussex. To mark this significant milestone, this blog post reflects on the story so far. Starting in 2014,

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Tech for active learning in large groups.

How can we promote and manage active learning during lectures? How can we measure student understanding and make sure that students are engaging with material? In 1972, Donald Bligh (1) undertook an extensive study on the use of the lecture

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Scenario based learning design

Over the summer, I worked with Amanda Griffiths (Student Wellbeing Manager) at the University of Sussex to develop “My Wellbeing” – a bitesize online induction course aimed at all students within the university. This used a scenario-based learning approach to

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Learn about Learning Technology at Sussex

Learning and sharing information with others is an effective way to contribute and further personal and collective knowledge in any given field of study. Last week the Sussex TEL blog looked at various ways of learning about learning technology, with

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Constructively aligning criterion feedback using Turnitin

Implementing processes to support the electronic management of assessment has been a priority for many universities and colleges in recent years, with many making use of Turnitin as a means of checking the originality of submitted work and providing feedback to

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Inclusive Digital Teaching Practice

To celebrate the launch of our new Inclusive Digital Practice Award, supported by funding from Santander Universities, this week’s blog post will look at ideas for how technology can be used as an enabler for inclusive teaching and learning. What do

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Student Reps Training Online: Behind the Brief

What lies behind a learning technology project?  What are the steps involved in taking a project from initial idea through to delivery?  In this post Pete Sparkes’ shares some insights to his role as a Learning Technologist by taking us through

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