Employability

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 […]

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 […]

Tandem Tales

Language in Tandem is an initiative from the Global Lounge at Nottingham Trent University which pairs students with a native speaker of  a chosen language. Below is a guest post by Beth Cross, a final year student in the School of Arts and Humanities who created a video about Tandem for a Modern Languages assessment. “What better way to use […]

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 […]

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