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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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

PoP Bingo!

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a creative way to engage small groups of students in the essentials of building and maintaining a Professional Online Profile, as part of an employability and careers event for up to 300 Single and Joint Honours History students. The event was planned in a world cafe style with timed slots at each […]

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 […]

AAH Can Design! Creating Visual Solutions for Teaching.

Do you or your students want to present, display or solve a problem with a visually creative solution? Then read on. Inspired by James Walker’s requirements for design tools to support his Creative CVs assessment criteria for 3rd year English students, we’ve found some simple and intuitive, free online apps, that will excel at the job. Below are our best […]

From a Twalk to a Fisit

The story of our first Facebook live visit (or a ‘Fisit’) in the School of Arts and Humanities. Belonging and community have long been identified as key areas that can impact on retention and engagement in HE especially in the early days of starting a course.  Having redesigned our welcome week to include more community building and belonging activities, it is […]

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. […]

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