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Exploring spherical photography in Digital Innovation Week #DIWSussex

There are many exciting events lined up for Digital Innovation Week which began yesterday (Monday 28th November 2016) and runs through until Friday. Today, we are looking at the Spherical Photography session which will be held on Friday 2nd December

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How to overcome barriers when using tech in your teaching

Today we are looking at the barriers that can exist for some when using technology in teaching. The use of technology in lectures and seminars can help to engage students, create opportunities for flipped learning and make resources more accessible

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Working together online

Collaborative working online is an important skill for students and staff. This post looks at some of the tools which can be used to accomplish tasks together online and why it is important to introduce students to them. Digital skills

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MusicCircle – creative peer feedback goes digital

Giving and receiving feedback from peers is a great way to learn. After all, professionals do it all the time. Organising this type of activity during a seminar can be difficult, but there are now many online tools for sharing

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Doing it digitally: embedding digital skills in the curriculum

Whether we talk about digital skills, digital literacy or digital capabilities there is no doubt that students need to develop their use and understanding of digital tools (see Digital Skills for the UK Economy). Don’t be misled by talk of

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Get connected – engaging with online communities

‘Connectedness’ is the very essence of the social web.  Digital technologies have an important role in mediating connections but it is important to recognise that it is the connections that these tools facilitate that are important and not the tools themselves.

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Get creative! Smartphones for learning

Mobile devices are often seen as being for consumption of content, rather than creation. This post offers suggestions for using students’ smartphones as part of a creative learning process that develops digital capabilities alongside subject knowledge and understanding.  Much of

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Scholarship ‘swimming in a sea of the digital’

In a world so infused with digital technologies how must our approaches to scholarship evolve to extend reach and impact?  What do you need to do beyond publication to ensure your audience listen and your publications are read?  How do

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