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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

Plickers! An easy-to-use quizzing tool

The TEL team recently demonstrated Plickers at the annual University of Sussex Teaching and Learning Conference 2016.  The theme of the conference was inclusivity. To build on this theme, we demonstrated how to use technology to encourage participation with two TEL

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Using forums effectively – ways to improve engagement

In a Virtual Learning Environment such as Study Direct (Moodle), forums can be a great way to share course information, build community and allow students to easily share resources and ideas. Last year our post The benefits of lurking in

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