Monthly Archives: May 2013

AR[t] 3 – AR Lab magazine 3

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Issue 3 – May 2013.

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Those of you interested in using Artificial Reality in your teaching might like to look at, "A study in Scarlet" on pages 57-61

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Web 2.0 and Social Media in Education and Research – NHS-HE Connectivity Best Practice Working Group |

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This paper is by Natalie Lafferty of the University of Dundee College of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery and has been produced for the NHS–HE Forum Connectivity Best Practice Working Group of the NHS-HE Forum. The presentation Natalie made at the launch of the report is here.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Scooped this for some of my colleagues who work with the NHS.

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JISC RSC > Adult Learners Week 2013

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Jisc are hosting three special webinars throughout Adult Learners’ Week. 

ACL Providers and partners will be sharing new tools and resources to help you improve the learner experience in your organisation.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

You might find some of these webinars useful for ideas about part-time learners too.

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This is not a post about MOOCs this is a post about learning – Digital scholarship blog

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Back in Summer 2011 when I first began to notice the disruptive word ‘digital’ preceding the comfortable (though perhaps under-theorised) word ‘humanities’, the two together leading to capitalisation and the acronym DH, I was uncertain quite where…

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I know this is abit old but I thought my colleagues int the Humanities would find it useful.

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Finding resources, making resources? – I don’t have time! #octel

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Your standard academic is overworked and time poor, they would like to provide high quality additional resources to help their students study but if finding them is a problem they may not have time…

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This is for the lecturers I was speaking to on Wednesday lunchtime.  None of us have time -it is a constant worry.  Hope this sort of information is helpful – let me know 🙂

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Twitter as a Curation Tool

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I have written and spoken extensively about the use of Twitter in education: as one social network tool to connect, collaborate and amplify (Seven Degrees of Connectedness, Upgrade & Amplificat…

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I often come to this site just to see what they are up to.  Yes, the information is about use of technology in Junior schools but much of it translates easily to Higher Education.  I was rather taken with their take on Twitter as a curation tool 🙂

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Transferable Digital Literacy – Social Media and Employability

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original image from pinnacleart  Over the past 12 months the importance of embedding employability skills within qualifications has become an increasingly important consideration for HE providers. …

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Thanks to Dr.Andrew Eynon for this post on the Jisc PADDLE Project.  We are just making plans for employability and digital literacy here at University of Worcester – thanks to Andrew we (and you) have some interesting links to follow up 🙂

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Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation

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Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Interesting to read if only for the blended learning approaches.

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Use My Ability employability & disability project – Home

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Enhancing graduate employability by equipping disabled students with skills to match employability competencies.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Here’s a good site on Employability specially for disabled studends, created by Dr Val Chapman from University of Worcester – super Val 🙂

See on www.usemyability.org.uk

Teaching Development Grants – Individual Scheme

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The Individual grant scheme invites proposals from individual staff members to lead projects that enhance the student experience. The Higher Education Academy is keen to encourage evidence-based research which can lead to innovations in learning and teaching that have clear benefits beyond your own institution.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Thought my colleagues might be interested in this 🙂  We all need money if we are to develop any new ways of teaching.

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