Frontiers in Science Teaching and Turning Technologies User Conference 2012

Titled ‘Clickers, Peer Instruction and the Inverted Classroom’, the Centre for Science Education, Aarhus University and Turning Technologies are hosting a joint symposium at Aarhus University 18-19 June, 2012. If it’s like the previous Turning Technologies User Conference held at the University of Surrey, this will be quite an inspiring two-day conference. Whilst there isRead more

NUS Charter on Technology in Higher Education

The NUS have produced a new Charter on Technology in Higher Education which follows on from their report into student perspectives on the use of ICT commissioned by the HEFCE Online Learning Taskforce (see previous post). The Charter was presented by Emily-Ann Nash from the NUS at the Future of Technology in Education 2011 conference atRead more

ALT-C 2011: Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate

It’s ALT-C 2011 at the moment in Leeds, the main annual conference on the use of learning technologies in Higher Education. I can’t be there this year, although a number of Lboro colleagues are attending; but I have been making use of the live online presence at . This includes conference presentations delivered using Adobe Connect, asRead more

New Year E-learning Showcase

Date for your diaries: our annual E-learning Showcase for staff will be on Wednesday January 12th in the James France building. The event will feature stands and poster presentations in the Exhibition area, with demonstrations and case study presentations in CC011 / CC029a. If you’re interested in presenting or having a stand / poster presentation,Read more

Elluminate for online teaching

Glad to hear Loughborough have settled on Elluminate Live – I’ve used it several times and I’m hardly a “power user” but it just works really well with a really low problem rate, even with international delegates. My one piece of advice would be – everybody thinks their  mic will work without checking it firstRead more

TurnItIn UK User group meeting

49 delegates attended, with more representation from the FE sector than before.  HE were represented by Edinburgh, Reading, York, Cardiff, Cranfield, Keele and Oxford Brookes as well as Lboro.  Cranfield have issues with the removal of student submissions, some of which are sensitive material.  If you want a submission deleted, the request has to beRead more

UK Echo 360 Users' Conference

Just returned from the Echo 360 Community event hosted today at the University of Birmingham. If you’ve not heard of Echo 360, it’s the automated lecture capture / streaming system that’s just been introduced here at Loughborough and piloted by History in a Semester 1 module (see screenshot). Across UK HE the system has nowRead more

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