Collaborative Student workspaces using OneNote Class Notebooks

Are you looking for online tools for student collaboration and engagement that can provide Wiki-style functionality and peer-to-peer support? Then using Microsoft OneNote could be for you. It is a fantastic tool with a host of functionality, a shared storage space and collaborative working features. Being very intuitive, my students just ran with it and... Continue Reading →

Language learning with powerful Learning Tools from Microsoft

Immersive reader can be used to support language learning and is available in some of the most popular Office 365 tools, including Word Online, Outlook, OneNote and Teams. Whilst this post focuses on the tool for language learning, Immersive reader offers solutions which can benefit many students, including students with learning differences such as dyslexia,... Continue Reading →

MozFest 2018

On a chilly October weekend, I joined thousands of people from all over the world to gather for MozFest (Mozilla Festival). With a strong focus on learning and education, as well as the technology which makes it possible, I've always wanted to visit, and this year I was able to explore the Festival for the... Continue Reading →

Exploring new opportunities for personalised learning with PebblePad in the School of Arts and Humanities

PebblePad is an ePortfolio tool which is widely used in the educational sector and in some professions since 2004. It is a flexible multi-purpose ePortfolio tool which can be integrated into teaching and learning at all academic levels, providing an excellent platform for recording and reflecting on extra-curricular activities (including engagement with employment, volunteering etc) and which is available to... Continue Reading →

Using Office 365 Forms to foster a sense of student community

For 2018, the Learning and Teaching Support Unit created a student induction treasure hunt for newly arrived first year students in the School of Arts and Humanities, using Microsoft Office 365 Forms. The treasure hunt involved students working in small groups, using one smartphone between them to answer a series of multiple choice questions designed... Continue Reading →

Threshold Concept Videos in American Specialisms – an update

  Outcomes This project successfully enabled academic staff to produce their own threshold concept videos for use by students on the final year English Module, American Specialisms. This module is split in to two halves - American Regionalism with Stephanie Palmer and American Nuclear Literature with Daniel Cordle. They each created a video to introduce  their section of... Continue Reading →

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