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Sustainable Strategies for Learning Technologists: Reducing Environmental Impact in Educational Technology

by Simon Overton, Educational Enhancement Co-ordinator In the fast-paced world of educational technology, where innovation drives progress and accessibility is paramount, it’s easy to overlook the environmental footprint of our digital endeavours. Learning technologists play a crucial role in shaping

Posted in AI, Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies

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

What Use are QUESTIONS to a Learning Technologist?

by Dan Axson, Learning Technologies Manager, University of Sussex In my previous posts I put forward the first two of (what I believe are) three key attributes of any Learning Technologist (LT): kindness to yourself and others and (using the

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies, Professional Development

The University of Sussex Artificial Intelligence Community of Practice Launch Event

by Helen Morley, Learning Technologist, University of Sussex Few things have dominated the conversations in Higher Education like the emergence of Generative Artificial Intelligence has, and the past eighteen months have been ringing with the topic. From the whats, to the

Posted in AI, Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning

Digital Superpowers: A Tale of Tech Guardians and Code Suppressors

by Rachael Thomas, Learning Technologist, University of Sussex In the heart of Sussex something extraordinary is happening. A few times each term a unique assembly occurs. Learning technologists and digital team members from various educational establishments across the region gather

Posted in AI, Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies

Fakery, Fallacy and Faults, but the AI is no Fraud

How should we speak about the processes of Large Language Models and other AI? Language, as humans and other animals use it, is a voluntary and intentional tool which is used to aid interaction. Can we say the same for AI generated text?

Posted in AI, Educational Enhancement, Learning Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning

My 106th post: The tools may change but the important things remain.

As the longest standing (and oldest) member of the Educational Enhancement team I have written a lot of posts for this blog. On checking recently, I found that this will be my 106th. I may have missed a trick by

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Academic Developers November round up

AI CoP The first meeting of the AI Community of Practice is scheduled for 2-3:30 on Monday 4th December.   The session will feature Professor Michael Luck (UoS Provost and AI expert), quick fire examples of practice in teaching and assessment

Posted in Academic Development, Educational Enhancement, Learning Design, Learning Technologies, Professional Development, Technology Enhanced Learning

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