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Technology Rich Formative Assessment

From Poll Everywhere to Socrative to Google Forms, there is a huge range of tools available for formative assessment both in and out of face-to-face teaching hours. These methods of formative assessment can be extremely useful to gauge students’ understanding,

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Mobile Technologies Week round up

Two weeks ago University of Sussex staff from the Library and Technology Enhanced Learning team came together to organise and deliver a week of workshops, seminars, drop-ins and challenges revolving around the use of mobile technologies. These sessions ran throughout

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Digital, interactive and inclusive at Sussex #melsigus

On Tuesday 9th September, the University of Sussex was pleased to host a Media Enhanced Learning and Special Interest Group (MELSIG) event. ‘Digital Media Interaction and Inclusivity’ explored accessibility, inclusion, and some of the ways in which digital media can be

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ALT-C: The ‘coming of age’ of learning technology #altc

  Anne Hole, a member of the Sussex TEL team, was one of over 400 delegates at the Association for Learning Technology’s ‘Riding Giants’ conference this week. This is her report. This was a huge conference so this post is

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Open world, connected world

Nick Botfield, Learning Technologist for the Sciences, attended the Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference at the University of Greenwich, which focused on how teaching and learning can become more connected. Waves of change The conference was organised to ‘provide

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Digital, interactive and inclusive?

Digital media and associated technologies afford many new opportunities to enhance and innovate in teaching and similarly to support and enrich student learning. Used positively, these technologies can facilitate interaction and active engagement (both within the classroom and beyond), and

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Future fit: building a digital institution

How can recent innovations in educational technology be used to support university life? This was the essence of  the debate at Building the Digital Institution, a recent conference held by the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards (Cetis). Pete Sparkes from

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Digital devices take reading back to its social roots

  When I imagine my ideal setting for reading a good book, I think of a comfy chair, a cup of coffee and some soft background music. Your perfect reading situation might be different, but it is likely that what

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