Changes to TurnItIn for next year

The Learn interface to TurnItIn is changing next year.  When the new edition of Learn is released on July 22nd, all TurnItIn assignments will need to be re-created for the new session.  This is no different from previous years, although the software will look slightly different (see: Changes to Turnitin ). A six-slide PowerPoint presentation is availableRead more

Potential problem using TurnItIn's iPad App

Rob Howe from Northampton University reports a problem with the TurnItIn iPad app which results in loss of data.  The full description is in this blog posting Essentially, if the iPad user changes their iPad profile during a marking session, they will lose the data already marked, because the iPad thinks it belongs to somebodyRead more

Forthcoming JISC Netskills Workshops

Introduction to Instructional Design for e-Learning ————————————————————— Date: 19th February & 27th March 2014 Location: Online This practical workshop explains methodologies behind effective instructional design – often referred to as the “holy grail of e-learning”. We will demonstrate how to use specific and appropriate development tools as well as provide strategies and techniques to supportRead more

Changes to Jisc funding

[from Jisc press release 12/09/13] Jisc, the UK charity which provides digital services for education and research, is today writing to UK universities to outline proposed refinements to the organisation’s funding model. Since the publication of Sir Alan Wilson’s review of Jisc in February 2011 it has enhanced its integration with the sector to deliverRead more

Ultra High Definition video for healthcare education

Today researchers at UK universities will carry out 3D demonstrations on a ‘virtual patient’, showing how groundbreaking ultra high definition (UHD) technology is making a real difference to medical training and diagnosis. Already used by trainee radiographers at Cardiff University, UHD technology, using the UK’s research and education high-speed data network Janet, has the potentialRead more

Know your learners

Did you know that there are approximately 200,000 students in HE who have a declared disability (DIUS,2009)? I was made aware of this in an online session about eLearning and accessibility. As online content providers, it is our responsibility to ensure that we design resources which are as inclusive as possible. But how can weRead more

Use of Social Software: Request

Having recently conducted an audit of all modules on Learn, we are aware that some modules really do push the boat out and try out new things. If you are one of those who specifically make use of social software for instance wikis or Facebook within your module then a new JISC-funded project is lookingRead more

Are you making the most of social media to support your students?

[News release from JISC Announce 16.8.2012] Celebrating 10,000 followers… and our resources to help engage students through social media To celebrate our ten thousandth Twitter follower, we showcase some resources that can help you blog, tweet and interact your way to better student retention, marketing and teaching online. 1.            Listen to a podcast on developingRead more

JISC News Release: Developing digital literacy – trial and error?

A JISC study has found that learners develop a variety of digital literacies often through a social trial-and-error process, without the direct support or advice of their educational institutions. Ben Showers, JISC programme manager, said, “By understanding and recognising students’ hidden behaviours and motivations, JISC is in a position to help universities and colleges developRead more

JISC – Out with the old

This message has just been posted to the JISC Announce mailing list by Martyn Harrow, the new Chief Executive, and marks the end of an era for JISC, at least in terms of the way funding is distributed. Below you will find one funding call, which represents the end of our funding programme for theRead more

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