TEL

TEL Toolkit drop in sessions – 7th and 11th of January

As part of the Vision4Learning Project we are developing the TEL Toolkit to support and encourage our academics to consider different tools and techniques to support the learning for our students. The project team are now modelling the TEL Toolkit and will be using the next V4L Drop In Sessions to welcome as much feedback… Read more » about TEL Toolkit drop in sessions – 7th and 11th of January

What we can learn from how others are using Blackboard/myBU

Dr Geli Roushan reports on an Academic Leadership Tour that was hosted by the University of Groningen to learn more about how the University is using Blackboard (Bb), or as we refer to the application, myBU. A number of UK universities were joined to hear Groningen’s experience of Bb where their IT and education departments have… Read more » about What we can learn from how others are using Blackboard/myBU

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

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Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on #MobilePhones buff.ly/1LQksrm By Rhea Kelly 11/19/15 The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS…. Read more » about Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hrs/Day on Mobile Phones

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more » about ‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

JISC have revisited their excellent guide to mobile learning – new case studies, videos and lots more… Extract from Guide: “Mobile learning can be many things to different groups of people. Superficially, it appears from the outside to be learning via mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Certainly, these are important… Read more » about The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) release of latest OER report (thanks to Cable Green)

Greetings OER Friends: In case you missed this good news… The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its latest OER report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) OECD post re-tweet CC post re-tweet Creative Commons (CC) is also pleased to see OECD using a CC license… Read more » about The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) release of latest OER report (thanks to Cable Green)

TEL Toolkit? Come to S219 Thur 3 Dec 8am-11am to learn more

The next Vision4Learning drop-in session is tomorrow (Thursday 3 Dec) in S219, 8am to 11am. Come along to find out about the TEL Toolkit.  We welcome as much feedback as possible to suggest enhancements before the site is built.  

TEL Toolkit: Mentimeter

I have been looking for an online tool to enable students equipped with a smartphone to provide feedback during lectures.  As many students have a device that can connect to the internet, using such a tool can help to improve engagement and can provide useful feedback and information. One such tool is called Mentimeter (www.mentimeter.com). … Read more » about TEL Toolkit: Mentimeter