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It Takes a Village to Raise a Learning Technologist: How Work Shadowing can Enhance Collaboration and Professional Development

by Faye Brockwell, Learning Technologist In the grey gloom of the current weather, being grateful for what you have is one way to boost your mood and I had a great opportunity to do just that recently when a colleague

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies, Professional Development

Sharing your pronouns to support trans colleagues and students

This week Caley Yardley, Doctoral Tutor in Physics, talks about how we can support our trans colleagues and students by sharing our pronouns. For many, pronouns can seem a very trivial thing, but I think there is a power in

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Am I having fun yet? Dipping a toe into Playful Learning

In July I was lucky enough to attend the Playful Learning Conference at the University of Leicester. This is where people who are passionate about incorporating play into Higher Education gather to share ideas, experiences and, most importantly, their failures.

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Just a few things to improve accessibility on your Canvas module sites

I love Michael Moseley’s BBC podcast. In each episode he suggests ’Just One Thing‘ to increase your health and wellbeing. The recent Global Accessibility Awareness Day got me thinking of whether there’s just one thing you can do as module

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Say what you see: alternative text for complex images

When making digital content accessible, adding alternative text to images is key. But in a presentation on Demystifying alternative text for complex images at a recent Future Teacher session,  Matthew Deeprose from the University of Southampton showed how not all

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Some new features in Canvas, Panopto and Padlet

The key learning technologies in use here at Sussex are regularly updated in response to customer feedback. In this post we’ve cherry-picked some of the most recent updates you may find useful. Canvas Canvas have recently introduced a feature that

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