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Conference tweeting – some tips and tricks

Twitter is a great companion for academic conferences – before, during and after the event, the micro-blogging platform can expand and deepen the experience. This post offers some ideas for making the most of Twitter at your next conference. Building

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Posted in App review, Social media

TEL Seminar on ‘Technology and Education: opportunities and challenges for equality’

The latest in the TEL seminar series will be on Friday 17th May, 12.00 – 13.30 in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Staff and students are invited to join us to hear some exciting speakers and discuss ways

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Communicating with students in Canvas

Canvas includes several tools for communication between teachers and students within a module. In this post I will give an overview of Announcements, Discussions, Chat and Conversations, looking at when each would be a good choice. Announcements The icon for

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Posted in Canvas

Content Curation for Learning

‘Students have access to unprecedented amounts of information online and need to move beyond consumption to more critical, organised and productive use of digital materials, tools and platforms.’ That was the opening sentence of our blog post on Learning through

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Posted in Digital scholarship

Adding Requirements & Prerequisites in your Canvas modules.

Tutors can develop their use of the Units area in a Canvas module by making use of the Requirements and Prerequisites tools. These tools allow you to further guide your students through your module, directing them through the resources and

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Posted in Canvas, Learning Design

Digital tools for reflective practice – an update

Back in 2015 I wrote a post for this blog on digital tools for reflective practice, and it has proved to be one of our most-viewed posts, but things move fast in the world of digital tools, so it seemed

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Posted in digital skills

Peer feedback for student learning

Professionals in all fields are constantly giving feedback to, and receiving feedback from, their peers. This blog post, for example, was reviewed by one of my colleagues before it was published and they made suggestions for ways to improve it.

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Effective pedagogy for students with Specific Learning Difficulties

This is a guest post by Dr Lara Montesinos Coleman (School of Global Studies). Teaching staff in most schools and universities tend to have limited awareness of how a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) can affect learning.  There is particularly sparse literature

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Posted in Accessibility

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