The Learn Suggestion System

Continuing with a long-standing tradition of being driven by demand and user need, we have recently launched the Learn Suggestion System. The system allows academic staff to make anonymous suggestions and comment/vote upon other people’s suggestions. This will help us to prioritise future development work, and give academic staff the opportunity to have their sayRead 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

Thinking about podcasting?

If you’ve been thinking about the possibility of using audio podcasts to support students, you might be interested to watch an interview with Helen Drake, a Senior Lecturer in PHIR, talking about her experience of introducing podcasts to her Semester 1 European Union module. In this interview she talks about her reasons for introducing podcastsRead more

University Second Life Special Interest Group

Loughborough has an island in Second Life and members of the university’s Second Life Special Interest Group have been building on it. In these pictures, you can see a black-box theatre studio that English & Drama students can use to plan productions in the department’s Leonard Dixon theatre, its equivalent in meat-space. Below it youRead 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

iPad – the Newton reborn?

So Apple have finally pulled the wraps off the long-awaited iPad, and pretty cool it looks too. I say this as a recently converted Apple fan, having bought an iPhone 3GS back in December and bored friends and colleagues ever since with endless app demonstrations. Industry pundits seem to agree that the new device isRead more

JISC funding update

JISC have just issued the following press release relating to the recent suspension of certain calls: News release 3 February 2010 HEFCE funding decision As a result of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) recent board meeting, JISC is able to confirm that the funding calls which had previously been postponed on 5Read more

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