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Study Direct update: embed content from a range of popular apps and websites

It is now possible for staff to embed a range of external content within Study Direct (the University of Sussex Virtual Learning Environment). This enables you to incorporate a broader range of interactive resources and activities into your teaching which

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Posted in Learning Design, Study Direct

Seeing how it all fits together – a timeline for Art History

Last year Professor Liz James (Art History) received a Digital Practice Award. The purpose of the funding was to give staff the opportunity to develop or experiment with new tools, resources or teaching approaches with the potential to inform practice

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Posted in Learning Design, Learning Spaces, Mobile learning, Technology Enhanced Learning

Transforming Seminars with Padlet – Podcast Episode 10

How can we transform seminars using online collaboration? How can students develop digital skills and become active creators of multimedia learning resources? In this episode, we interview Dr. Wendy Garnham (www.twitter.com/W_Garnham), who is a Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Director of

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Posted in Learning Design, Mobile learning, Podcast, Uncategorized

Making meaning with Social Media

When you hear the phrase ‘social media’, probably the first association that springs into your mind is conversing through short-form messages and shared links or images. You probably also recognise a range of practices, conventions and behaviours, such as collaborative

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Posted in Digital scholarship, Learning Design, Mobile learning, Social media

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

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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Posted in Learning Design, Polling tools

5 more tips for multimedia enhanced teaching and learning

Why is a teacher like an artist? How can video, audio, digital annotation and other forms of multimedia be used in education? Due to the overwhelming response we had to our previous blog post 5 Tips for Multimedia Enhanced Teaching

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Posted in App review, Digital scholarship, Learning Design, Mobile learning, Technology Enhanced Learning

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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