Digital Pedagogy

Taking the newsroom online: creating connected, authentic learning remotely

One of the key concerns for students studying practical courses in the past year is how they can continue to give their students the experiential, hands-on learning experience they would ordinarily get from coming to campus and using industry-standard equipment and processes, but with students now participating from their own homes. This article explores how academic and technician colleagues in […]

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Presence: A small group online collaboration case study

As staff and students have been adapting to new and different ways of learning and teaching, finding solutions to the issues this involves is sometimes challenging. The case study of small group online collaboration using Teams and OneNote highlights how readily available tools and services can be combined to provide a genuinely collaborative online and real-time student experience which enables […]

Presence: Personalised video feedback

Sometimes feedback on an assessment works best in person, where time is put aside to go through the material in detail, and to give the clarity and context of verbal explanations. While that’s not always been possible even in pre-pandemic times, a sense of the instructors’ presence as part of the feedback process is valuable, and there are a range […]

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Presence: Part 1

There has been radio silence on the blog for a lot of this year as we (and everyone else in HE) have been busier than usual addressing the challenges that 2020 has brought. In the past few weeks we’ve finally found time for a breath and to think about posting again. We’ve been following the work of others who are […]

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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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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A quick guide to producing video for Learning, Teaching or Assessment

Video can be very impactful as a learning and teaching resource and is also increasingly used as a form of assessment. However, you don’t need to be Steven Spielberg to produce a good video. Below are some resources and guidelines to get you started. Shooting your video We recommend Vimeo’s Video 101: Shooting Basics as a beginners introduction to shooting […]

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