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Periscope: live broadcasting for teaching and learning

Have you heard of Periscope, the live broadcasting app described by its creators as ‘the closest thing to teleportation’?  This new, free app enables easy broadcasting directly from your smartphone – no additional equipment required. You can also view live

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The benefits of lurking in higher education

Inspired by the journal article Online Discussion Forums in Higher Education: Is ‘Lurking’ Working?, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education Mazuro and Rao (2011), we take a look at the benefits of lurking in online learning spaces in HE.

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Academics, are you LinkedIn?

Academic.edu, Mendeley, Researchgate are among a growing range of online professional networking tools that support academic practice and are increasingly used by academics to further their professional learning networks (PLNs). These platforms typically offer members a social space within which to share ideas about

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Love your computer’s secret tips and tricks

What can your computer do for you? Lots, in fact. There are many computer and keyboard tips and tricks that can help you. Whether you are creating resources for teaching, saving and closing your documents in a hurry, or even

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The perfect blend: a brilliant speaker and the perfect listener

Professor Sally Brown is a National Teaching Fellow, Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity at Leeds Metropolitan University and a former PVC. Sally was also keynote speaker at the recent Sussex Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, ‘Strategies for Student Engagement’.

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Happy Easter from @SussexTEL

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Developing your digital academic profile

The use of social media can expand your reach, help you promote your research and build rich networks. You can use these networks within your teaching and learning to communicate your interests, expose students to new ideas, and direct followers

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The digital student: what do they expect at university?

The expectations of the next cohort of incoming students is a theme explored in a recent Jisc report, ‘Incoming expectations of the digital environment formed at school.’ David White and Joanna Wild explore the impact of technology on the digital

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