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Nearpod Mid-year update, Sussex staff and student views so far

In September 2017 Technology Enhanced Learning launched a pilot of Nearpod, an interactive presentation tool. The pilot is intended to assess how useful this tool can be for staff and whether Nearpod has a positive effect on students’ learning experiences.

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Posted in Mobile learning, Polling tools

Podcasting in Higher Education – What? Why? and How?

What is a podcast? A podcast is an online audio series (like an online radio show) which can be downloaded at any time from anywhere in the world. You can also subscribe to podcasts, so that you automatically receive updates

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Posted in Mobile learning, Podcast

5 Great reasons for students to use OneNote

Whether you are a tutor or a student, and whatever your discipline, it’s likely that you are going to have to make notes. Paper and pen can be convenient and it’s something we’re all used to, but digital notes have

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Posted in digital skills, Mobile learning

What’s new in iOS 11: Standout features and enhancements to accessibility.

If you use Apple products and haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll no doubt have heard of the updates from Apple Park over the last few weeks. Alongside the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X came the public release

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Posted in Accessibility, digital skills, Mobile learning, Technology Enhanced Learning

Fun online quizzing with Kahoot!

This week we are reviewing one of my favourite classroom tools, Kahoot! Kahoot is a free online quiz tool that enables you to design quick fun quizzes for students for use within the classroom. It can be played competitively, cooperatively,

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Posted in Active learning, App review, Mobile learning

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

Nearpod – engaging, interactive and new to @SussexUni

Over the coming academic year Technology Enhanced Learning will be working with colleagues from across the academic schools to evaluate Nearpod, an interactive presentation tool new to the University of Sussex. So, what is Nearpod? Nearpod is a tool which

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Posted in Active learning, Mobile learning

Padlet for collaborative learning.

Over the last couple of years we have often mentioned Padlet in our blog posts* and workshops but never devoted a whole blog post to this versatile tool. As there have been some useful updates recently this seems like a

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning

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