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Constructively aligning criterion feedback using Turnitin

Implementing processes to support the electronic management of assessment has been a priority for many universities and colleges in recent years, with many making use of Turnitin as a means of checking the originality of submitted work and providing feedback to

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Inclusive Digital Teaching Practice

To celebrate the launch of our new Inclusive Digital Practice Award, supported by funding from Santander Universities, this week’s blog post will look at ideas for how technology can be used as an enabler for inclusive teaching and learning. What do

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Student Reps Training Online: Behind the Brief

What lies behind a learning technology project?  What are the steps involved in taking a project from initial idea through to delivery?  In this post Pete Sparkes’ shares some insights to his role as a Learning Technologist by taking us through

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Rapid quiz creation for Moodle

Online quizzes can be used as an effective tool to help assess student knowledge, elicit feedback and add variety in learning. A common criticism of the quiz activity in Moodle is that it can seem cumbersome and time-consuming. Tutors navigate and click through multiple pages, menus and boxes on forms in order

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Top tips for designing presentations

This post introduces a few simple yet effective techniques for designing slideshow presentations. Make sure your slides are complementary and not a distraction Simultaneous use of speech, images and text can increase the cognitive load on your audience. Make sure

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Introducing Prezi: a virtual canvas for presenting ideas.

For March’s app review we would like to introduce a presentation and storytelling software called Prezi. What is Prezi? Prezi is a cloud-based service for presenting ideas from a virtual canvas. Cloud-based means that it lives on a server on

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5 top tips for mobile filmmakers

The inclusion of cameras on the majority of mobile devices over the last few years has made the art of filmmaking simpler and more accessible to a wider audience than ever before. Mobile filmmaking provides a valuable tool for educators

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Box of Broadcasts: media on-demand for teaching and learning #sussexmtw

TV and radio broadcasting can be used to deliver engaging content in a medium which can entertain, inform and educate. Combine this with online media streaming, on-demand service, educational licensing and you have Box of Broadcasts, a powerful educational resource

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