Rachel Bancroft

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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 […]

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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 […]

Office Mix

Office Mix is evolving

Office Mix is a popular tool amongst staff in Arts & Humanities, and recently featured in our 12 Apps of Christmas series here on the LTSU blog. As NTU staff, you may have had an email recently about the end of Office Mix.Mix as we know it is retiring on 1 May, but we will soon be able to make […]

Language learning on the go with Memrise

In our 12 Apps of Christmas blog series, we shared some of our favourite apps and online tools for teaching and learning. Memrise featured in Week 3, and this blog post explores in more detail how it is being used in our University Language Programme (ULP) “My students are very eager to use technology in order to support their language […]

Supporting Collaborative Team Working – a Digital Partners Project

A Digital Partners Action Research Project Aims The Academic English for NBS team was looking to work together more collaboratively.  The busy Team provides English Support to a large number of International and EU students on a diverse range of courses across the Nottingham Business School at NTU. With an increasing number of students to support, new staff and a […]

LTSU Recommends: 20/10/17

Events We took a look at what’s going on around the University next week to see which might be of particular interest for Arts & Humanities staff. There are two training events being run by Organisational Development this week. Creating interactive resources with Office Mix Tuesday 24 October 2017 (10 am – 12 pm) Some staff in Arts & Humanities […]

LTSU Recommends

Events We took a look at what’s going on around the University next week to see which might be of particular interest for Arts and Humanities staff. Resource lists: Tips and Tools It’s summer again and time to update Resource Lists. The Library are offering a useful session in Clifton where you can “smarten up your Resource lists, adding in […]

Need to create a quick survey? Time to discover Forms.

Forms is a quick tool which lets you ask simple questions, with responses showing in real-time and clear results.It takes just moments to create questions, and you can share your survey with NTU staff and students, or make your form available to whoever you choose outside the University.

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