Changes at TurnItIn UK

We are now into our sixth year of using the TurnItIn service, and there are several changes to the service for the new year. From September 4th, registered users (who already have logins and passwords for the service) will see a new interface to the service when the visit the website.  The changes aim atRead more

Find out more about what's new for 2010/11

If any of the new tools and services featured recently on the blog has caught your fancy, and you’d like to know more, why not come along to one of our September What’s New For 2010/11 sessions. Coffee and Danish pastries will be provided! We’ll be talking about the ReVIEW lecture capture system; Elluminate web conferencing; CamtasiaRead more

Staff Development sessions 10/11

We’re putting the finishing touches to the programme of central scheduled staff development sessions around e-learning, e-assessment and other learning technologies for the 2010/11 academic year. The programme is greatly expanded for this year and includes the following: •Introduction to Learn   •Resources in Learn   •Assessments in Learn   •Collaboration in Learn   •Using Audio in Learn   •UsingRead more

Mini camcorders now available on loan

Video can be used in many ways to support learning, not least through the use of automated video lecture capture which we’ve covered in many posts on this blog recently. If you’re looking to produce something ‘quick and dirty’, for instance a short video introduction to a topic, or video feedback on assignments (which aRead more

Deliver live sessions from your desk to anywhere in the world

If you have a need to support Distance Learners, in the UK or indeed in any location worldwide with broadband Internet access, we now have an institutional licence for a tool that will make the experience much more engaging for your students – Elluminate. This enables you to deliver live sessions to up to 100 participants,Read more

Making History at Loughborough

Working with Professor Chris Szejnmann, Head of History, as part of his Teaching Innovation Award, we’ve developed a new e-learning authoring tool called Make History which enables Chris and his colleagues easily to create Flash-based historical timelines without the need for any technical skills. Each timeline is exported by the tool to a single *.zip file whichRead more

Txt ur DL stdnts!

(Translation: why not consider sending a mobile phone text message to your Distance Learning students?) As part of the current Distance Learning Fund programme, we now have an institutional licence for the TxTtools service and their MoodleTxT ‘plug-in’ which allows text (SMS) messages to be composed and sent to students from within Learn module pages.Read more

Camtasia licences now available

The University now has a 100-user volume licence for Camtasia Studio 7, the screen recording application. This has been purchased with the support of the University’s Distance Learning Fund through a CHEST agreement (which makes certain software packages much cheaper for Higher Education). Under this agreement, the 100-user licence will be available until the endRead more

Want to have your lectures captured?

ReVIEW lecture capture (previously known as Echo 360) can now be booked via a new e-mail address: . Please specify: – semester – module code – module title – approximate student numbers – whether video (as well as audio) is essential / desirable / not required – any other technologies you intend to use,Read more

Video Killed the Radio Star…

…but not, we hope, the lecturer! Automated video lecture capture is perhaps the fastest growing area of learning technology within Higher Education, and it’s a technology that after a year’s piloting is now becoming embedded in the mainstream at Loughborough. By the start of Semester 1 we’ll have 10 teaching rooms equipped with fixed lecture captureRead more

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