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Mini-broadcasting with Anchor FM: Radio by the people

One of the greatest pleasures of a new colleague is the new ideas and ways of thinking that they bring to a team. New learning technologist Tab Betts (@MrTabKey) introduced the Sussex TEL team to Anchor FM during Digital Innovation Week

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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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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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Keep calm and use technology #DIWSussex

I recently wrote How to overcome barriers when using tech in your teaching. The post inspired me to think of more ways to introduce technology into your teaching, especially if you are new to using technology, worried, reluctant – or

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5 Tips for Multimedia Enhanced Teaching and Learning

How can we use multimedia content to make learning more effective? The traditional approach to teaching in higher education tends to limit learners to reading texts, listening to lectures and discussing ideas in seminars. However, we learn better, and are

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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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Doing it Digitally – Summer

One way to develop your digital capabilities is to carry out familiar activities using digital tools. We already offered some examples of this approach in Doing it digitally – presentations and in this post I’ll be looking at a range

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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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