Microsoft Teams: the Roadshow

We recently visited the University of Nottingham to attend one of the Microsoft Teams roadshow events. As a team, we already use Microsoft Teams daily for communication, collaboration, and planning our time, and we’ve been helping some teaching staff in the School to start using it with students, but we were intrigued to find out more about what this new tool has to offer higher education in terms of learning and teaching.  What is it?  Microsoft Teams is one of many collaborative […]

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 are using it in very […]

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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, students developing academic English language […]

Managing Student Meetings with Office 365 Bookings

Do you want to allow students to arrange a tutorial with you or members of your team? Then Office 365 Bookings could be a solution for you. Microsoft’s Office 365 Bookings is an online tool available to NTU Staff, as part of the Office 365 suite of tools (you can request Bookings from IS if it isn’t available). It works […]

#SocMedHE18 by Rachel Challen

#SocMedHE18 was held at Nottingham Trent University on the 9th January 2019 and jointly hosted by the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching and the School of Arts and Humanities. There have been some amazing reflections and blogs about #SocMedHE18 (that you can find on the event wordpress site) and now I’ve tidied up the last bits of event admin, […]

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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 first time. The overall theme […]

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 […]

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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 the module – Introduction to Local […]

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