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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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Three Tools for Learning Analytics

As teachers it would be great to be able to predict as early as possible, which students are going to require more support, to get accurate feedback on what a cohort has grasped and to adapt teaching to better meet

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5 steps to using tech for presentations

Giving presentations is as much a part of academics’ lives as it is their students’. Whether presenting at a conference or in an undergraduate seminar, there are similar issues to bear in mind and digital tools to help. Step 1.

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Adding Requirements & Prerequisites in your Canvas modules.

Tutors can develop their use of the Units area in a Canvas module by making use of the Requirements and Prerequisites tools. These tools allow you to further guide your students through your module, directing them through the resources and

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5 ways to make groupwork work in your teaching

Learning from academics is important to students’ learning, but so is working with their peers. The types of communication that peer-to-peer work requires provokes forms of motivation, reflection and criticality that cannot be generated any other way. Furthermore, the main

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Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE – Podcast S02 E04

Sussex TEL: Teaching with Tech S02 E04 – Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE with Claire Fennell In this episode, we talk to Claire Fennell, a Senior Instructional Designer at University College Cork in Ireland, about how to

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Canvas Know-how 1: Combining content on a single Canvas page.

When your module content is migrated to Canvas it will be displayed slightly differently to the way it looked in Study Direct. The two VLEs have different approaches to organising content, so you will see a best fit interpretation of

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Specialism Based Learning – Podcast S02 E03

Sussex TEL: Teaching with Tech S02 E03 – Specialism Based Learning with Professor Lynne Murphy In this episode, we focus on how to train learners as researchers by making them specialists on a sub-topic within their discipline. This approach is

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