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Academic Developers October round up

Upcoming events Globally Networked Learning: Discovery Day Wednesday 18th October 12:00 until 13:30  Do you teach modules that involve international topics? Would your students benefit from engaging with international students and peers? Would you like to enrich your curriculum through

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It’s Been a Year!

29th September 2023 will mark one whole year since I joined the University of Sussex as a Learning Technologist. I joined the fantastic Educational Enhancement team and was informed on day one that I would be supporting Media, Arts and

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Academic Developers August round-up

New tool to support group work at Sussex  Coming soon to Canvas – ‘Buddycheck’, a new peer evaluation and feedback tool, will be available from August. It can help make group work fairer, more transparent and reduce workloads for staff.

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Writing Across the Curriculum in US and UK Higher Education

When I started my English PhD in the US, it was expected that I would teach the introductory composition courses that are required for all first-year students. I was surprised to find that I did not really know how to

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A cheat code for Learning Technologists

I’m hoping to tell you something you already know. This post is as much a celebration of the team I work in as it is a mission statement for the year ahead. This is a post about kindness. First, some

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LGBT+ History Month: focus on inclusive teaching, learning and assessment

This year’s theme for LGBT+ History Month is ‘Behind the Lens’ and seeks to focus attention on the makers of images. However, everyone is a creator of representations and technology has made a huge contribution by providing the means for

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Portfolios: Collecting the best

A portfolio is a collection of a students work built up over a specific period of time often highlighting their development and collating the best examples of their practice.  Portfolios can be a great tool for assessing students’ development as

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Season’s Greetings from TEL

A Year in TEL – 2021 Online Distance LearningThe university Online Distance Learning (ODL) provision has continued to grow this year, now with over 1000 enrolled students across 5 Masters programmes. Over 100 students have graduated on an ODL course.

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