Digital Pedagogy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go Places – an inclusive curriculum approach to personal and professional development

Go Places is a personalised ePortfolio [PebblePad] based resource for first year students in English, Media, Creative Cultures, History, Languages and Global Cultures in the School of Arts and Humanities. The students will have access to Go Places throughout their undergraduate study and also after they graduate enabling further development of personal and professional learning. I recently presented the thinking […]

Embedding Twitter in Digital Humanities Modules

James Walker is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University. This blog post shares his experiences of using Twitter to communicate with students and the positive impact it has had. Last term I trialled a new module ENGL30512 (English and Creative Industries Project) in response to our Curriculum Refresh framework. […]

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 […]

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