Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jisc Digital Media | Guide…

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Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

If you like medieval history or languages, you will enjoy this.  Do go and try out some of the resources.

See on www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk

Netskills: Programme

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Programme for Spring
Forthcoming Public Workshops

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Here is the spring programme of Netskills Workshops.  I’m very pleased to see there are now 5 offered online as well as all the courses on offer in Bristol, Birmingham, London and Newcastle.  Sign up soon they are very popular.

See on www.netskills.ac.uk

Teacher’s Guide to Socrative 2.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Socrative interested me because of the ability to use it on any device.  A good tool for carrying out quick quizzes in the lecture hall or off campus.

See on www.educatorstechnology.com

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools – EdTechReview™ (ETR)

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20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I’m always looking for more tools for real-time,online collaboration.  We don’t all like the same technologies and different disciplins use technology in different ways.  Have  a look through these and feedback on which ones you find most useful to you.

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Netskills: Digital Storytelling Masterclass: BTEC Certificate

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Discover how digital technology can help you become a skilful storyteller at this highly participative workshop.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Wow Jisc!  I would love to go on this workshop about Digital Story Telling.  If you want to learn how to make better videos that your students find engaging and helpful, sign up for this workshop – quick 🙂

See on www.netskills.ac.uk

MOVENOTE app: add more to your presentations | Life Feast

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This afternoon, I learned about a website and app which allows us to upload a presentation either from our computer or from google drive and record our voice and image using our webcam. http://www.movenote.com/

 

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I’ve scooped this simply because a friend and I were talking about this type of technology.  Nice to hear someone talking about the flipped classroom too.

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A quiz a day keeps poor grades away?

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Could a quiz a day keep the bad grades away? A study published last week in PLOS ONE by professors from the University of Texas-Austin showed that giving brief online daily quizzes boosted student performance.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

If this was just formative instead of summative I wonder how many students would engage with it.  As the students in the article say, it is frightening.  I don’t really like using MCQ for a summative assessment so does this mean I can’t make use of this idea?  I think it would help students but I’m trying to find a way to connect it to the summative assessment – any ideas?

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School of Open begins investigating its impact with the OER Research Hub – Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

A rather long but interesting article on developments in OER, get your coffee and have a read

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