The FFL toolkit has been instrumental in increasing collaboration and engagement with technology in the discipline of Accounting and Finance. In particular the tools have been employed in a module at level 5 called Financial Accounting as part of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course. This is a 20 credit semester-long module with a two hour lecture and two hour seminar every week.
In the first half of the course we discuss the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility. I present the main theories and approaches in the lecture and then the seminar is used to discuss and apply the theory.
Microsoft OneDrive has some great features that can simplify how you manage content in your VLE. Embedding files can save you time and help your students access content more easily. You can manage all of your content from OneDrive and if you make any changes to the files, your students see the updates straight away in the VLE without you having to do anything else!
Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Future Facing Learning toolkit, supports collaboration and co-authoring. When you add a Word, PowerPoint or Excel file to a team it’s automatically enabled to allow you to work together with other team users in real time on the same file…
Office Mix is a free plugin for Microsoft PowerPoint that offers a simple way to turn your PowerPoint slides into interactive online sessions and presentations. This is a great solution for anyone who wants to produce “screencasts” or “lecture casts”
This short blog will quickly go through what you need to do to embed your YouTube video directly into a PowerPoint presentation. That is, the video will appear directly in the presentation slide and not just be a link to
In this article we’re going to take a quick look at getting your PowerPoint presentation to view on your iPad for free. You can always email your PowerPoint to yourself and open it up directly from there but this doesn’t always look great and is basic to say the least. The suggestions below are not comprehensive but will hopefully give you a few ideas.
For better or for worse, a lot of us use PowerPoint these days. This can work very well in a traditional lecture environment. We can talk around the bullet points presented on the big screen and hopefully get some interaction going from the students. However, problems arise when we remove the presentation from the medium it was intended for and place it into Blackboard for download…
We’ve all heard it, ‘death by powerpoint’, and we know that we might want to do things differently, or even break away from the whole 55 min standupandlecture thing, but it’s just so hard to do, right? For myself, I