A little while ago, Microsoft made some very interesting developments to their wonderful Office Lens app. We will look at those enhancements in a minute but first, let’s take a quick look at Office Lens. If you’ve not used it before, it’s a very handy app that can “scan” a variety of materials: whiteboards, documents, business cards and so on..
We often get asked about how academics can get students to ask questions in real time during a lecture, using the future facing learning (FFL) toolkit. Giving students the voice and confidence to be able to ask questions is a key part of the FFL project…
The Academic Registry – LTE team offers a number of professional development opportunities for academic staff. Our CPD sessions are especially designed to meet the needs of our academic staff…
We all know assessment and assessment feedback is a crucial aspect of any accredited programme of study. Allowing students to get feedback on their work enables them to identify not only areas for improvement but also highlights the great work
Whilst working in school recently I was inspired to see some academics using the dictation capabilities of their smart phones to allow them to quickly annotate feedback for students. The staff member was able to get feedback out to his students in a very timely manner using this approach. Obviously, it’s not an approach for everyone. Some of us need time to reflect and gather our thoughts. Sometimes we need to use rubrics. However, the work flow was far more efficient for this particular staff member.
Have you ever discovered a really useful YouTube video but then realised only certain parts of it are relevant? This is where Vibby comes in. Vibby is a free online tool which allows you to take any existing YouTube video, trim it, and highlight the moments that matter so that you can more effectively use video within your teaching and learning…
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”
A new version of our popular Batch Feedback tool was released on Blackboard last month. This new version provides a revamped user interface and new functionality, offering an improved user experience. Original Version The Batch Feedback tool was originally
There are many times when I need a bit of music for a presentation or a show reel but I have very little skills in creating my own music! This post looks at a few sites where you can download
I quite like this post on the ISTE website asking “Is technology a gimmick in your classroom?” It gives a reasonably useful set of yes/no questions to answer, and then you add up the yeses at the end to get a