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Facilitating discussion and collaborative note-making in lectures through a backchannel

What is a backchannel? The ‘backchannel’ is a term coined by Victor Yngve, Professor of Linguistics (1970) to acknowledge subtle and informal responses from a person actively listening to someone else speaking. This term has since been adapted to fit

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Instagram

This week we are introducing a fabulous social media tool, Instagram. Instagram is a social media app which allows users to share images and video clips. As social media sites like Facebook (which its worth noting is the parent company

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Posted in Active learning, App review, Social media

Introducing Paper and Paste – tools for creating visual learning materials

In this week’s post we are going to look at two tools by FiftyThree; Paper an annotation and sketch tool and Paste a collaborative presentation tool. Both Paper and Paste can be useful in teaching and learning and for your own

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning

Padlet – some changes to a popular tool

Many staff and students at the University of Sussex are using Padlet, which is a very versatile and flexible digital tool that we have been sharing with colleagues for a few years. At the beginning of April 2018, Padlet changed

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Posted in Mobile learning

Digital Wellbeing – How to Focus and Unplug

Digital Wellbeing How to Focus and Unplug

You would be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed when it comes to tools for work, productivity, teaching, learning and entertainment. There is a lot of noise from a lot of places. Notifications popping up on our phones, tablets, laptops, watches and

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G Suite – to share and collaborate on documents and presentations online

Microsoft Office is a suite of programs that I’d imagine most people have encountered, whilst it’s a good suite of programs and all University of Sussex staff have access to a full licence (details on the ITS website ), it

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How do you create stunning visual content for free? Adobe Spark is how.

Adobe Spark

There are times when you want to have complete creative control over the content you create, and when you are able to spend time on making the perfect image, video or portfolio. There are also times when you need to

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Posted in App review

Digital Discovery Week 2017 @SussexUni – Podblasts, 5G and Virtual Reality

From 6th – 10th November a week of exciting events took place at the University of Sussex. Digital Discovery Week is a week-long series of events celebrating and promoting digital practice, culture and skills at Sussex. It is a collaborative

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