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Supporting innovation in teaching, learning and learner development at Roehampton

Online Tools for Ordering Presenters and Timing Presentations

When we held our first eLearningMeet last month, we adopted a couple of handy online gimmicks that colleagues in the School of Education have employed to manage the sequence and timing of presentations at their TeachMeet events. You may find these two free, simple, effective and engaging […]

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UR 1st ‘eLearningMeet’: What did you miss?

eLearning Services held its first eLearningMeet in the morning of June 10th 2014. What is an eLearningMeet? Our ‘eLearningMeet’ is an opportunity for lecturers to come together from a variety of disciplines to share examples of innovation and good practice using technology in teaching, learning and assessment. […]

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Integrating Video Skills into the French Curriculum

This project came about because lecturers on the French programme had noticed students engaging more and more with audiovisual information and forms of expression, which relates to the greater use of social media and availability of audiovisual media in general. Similarly, lecturers had felt a responsibility to […]

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Summertime: Testing , testing! getting things ready for the new academic year

It’s that the time year again when things in the foreground seem to quieten down but in the background a lot is happening. The eLearning team have been busy making preparations for the next academic year and we are looking at improving our Moodle installation and upgrading […]

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Apple in the classroom

I recently attended an event organised by Academia UK titled “Apple in Further and Higher Education” The event was an opportunity to see how Apple products such as Mac’s and iPads were and could be used to enhance and support learning and teaching. The event was hosted […]

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Invitation to eLearningMeet – Summer 2014

What is it? On Tuesday June 10th, the eLearning Services team are hosting an eLearningMeet at the University of Roehampton. The aim of the session is for lecturers to come together from a variety of disciplines to share examples of innovation and good practice using technology in […]

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Arrange your own web-conference!

Did you know that eLearning Services subscribe to the web-conferencing software Cisco Webex? Webex allows users to conduct online meetings combining real-time desktop sharing with phone and video conferencing. The presenter simply requires a headset and mic and a webcam. Online meetings can even be accessed via mobile […]

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Using TED-Ed to Create Mini Lessons

What is TED-Ed? Did you know you can now create mini lessons on TED-Ed? 1: Pick a video 1. Visit ed.ted.com/videos 2. Search for any video on YouTube, or simply paste the video’s YouTube link (listed or unlisted) into the search bar. 3. Select a video from […]

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Motivating Students by Giving Assignments a Public Audience

Non-academics as Assessors Several careers ago, in a land far away, (Spain) our ex-colleague and Roehampton PGCE alumnus, Andy Hoang, was teaching Physics at the British Council School of Madrid. There, a most dispiriting bone of contention was the abysmal quality of his students’ lab reports. Nothing Andy said or did seemed […]

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Are you making the most of YouTube?

Many of you are regular YouTubers; some of you play clips in class or embed them on your Moodle sites; the more adventurous have your own accounts and create and upload video clips of your own. Not many of you will have realised how many other features […]

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