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Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.
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Well my SRDS objectives  for the coming year includes a general statement about student analytics and I hope to use that in my HEA portfolio. 
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Hot on the heels of the google drive integration with MS office comes dropbox badge enabling sharing and version control within office files. Been trying it out today and it works really well, although as it requires the DB client to be installed so wont work on Man7   
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Respondus quiz editor (works with a number of VLE platforms) currently available on special offer for a single user licence of 75USD . Single license can be installed twice if it's on your desktop and laptop say. Useful bit of software to have in your tool box if you do a lot of quiz editing but limited support for negative marking  https://www.respondus.com/registration/register.cgi
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Ah ok, we had the same situation in the Law School I worked for previously. Although decided that it was too much using two pieces of software for quizzes (Moodle quizzes and quiz bank) and had a mass import. That process took me many a workshop! :)
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Call for Papers!

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference (#SocMedHE15)
Finding our social identity
Friday 18th December 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University

The inaugural Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference #SocMedHE15 will be held at Sheffield Hallam University. This conference is about the use of social media for learning in Higher Education. It will create a forum for academics, their students and strategic managers to consider the opportunities, challenges, and the disruptive influence of social media for learning. The keynote will be delivered by Eric Stoller (@ericstoller). 

The conference has three themes to allow exploration of the pedagogic possibilities of social media, as well as the strategic and operational challenges institutions face in supporting it. The themes are: 
• The disruptive nature of social media 
• Social media for networked, social and active learning 
• The challenges of social media

Please refer to the conference site for further information about the themes

Call for participation
Submissions addressing the above themes are welcome. We are particularly keen on receiving proposals co-developed with students. Proposals should be based on evidence and experience of academic, or strategic practice; in any of the following formats: 
• short papers
• workshops
• thunderstorm presentations 
• and an open format to encourage creativity - “Surprise us”     
Please refer to the conference site for further information about the conference formats 

Accepted submissions will be eligible for writing up and inclusion in the Student Engagement & Experience Journal (SEEJ).

Accepted presenters will be encouraged to develop an artefact with creative commons licencing to accompany their submission, these will be made openly available during and beyond the event. 
To submit, complete the form on the conference site, you will need a title, 50 word abstract and 300 word summary and email it to SocMedHE@shu.ac.uk.
Submission deadline: midday 3rd September 2015
Additional information
#SocMedHE15 is being organised by, and held at the City Campus of Sheffield Hallam University. It is a 3 minute walk from the train and bus stations. There will be a pre-conference dinner on the evening of 17th December, and information about hotel availability will be released soon.

Follow us on Twitter @SocMedHE for regular updates
Use #SocMedHE15 to discuss the event. 
Email SocMedHE@shu.ac.uk to submit 
Visit the conference site: http://go.shu.ac.uk/socmedhe
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Kingston 10 slot iPad charging station...fresh in the office and doing its work
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Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office makes it easy to create and edit Office files stored in Google Drive.
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I haven't dared try yet!
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Booked my ALT conference ticket. Just going for day 1 as I couldn't justify the full 3 days at such a busy time but will anyone be in Manchester the night before for socialising? 
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Think I'm currently going on Tuesday but not staying overnight.
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Nothing to do with TEL except that I think its a lovely use of graphics to represent something that looks dry as just numbers and tables
Voter Migration 2010-2015. This page first posted 30 May 2015. This page gives an updated version of the pre-election esimates of voter migration. The idea is to analyse voters by how each one voted in both 2010 and 2015. Many voters will have continued to support the same party, ...
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Dispatches on C4 tonight may be worth a watch - 8pm after c4 news. They mentioned turnitin in the preview

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Seyi Rhodes investigates how some teachers and pupils are coping with the pressure of examinations by bending the rules and sometimes cheating the system. He interviews whistleblowers from schools across the UK who reveal the tricks of the trade, including lenient marking, altering students' test papers and grades, inflating schools' GCSE pass marks and even removing difficult pupils from the school register. The film also looks at how easy it is to cheat through university, exploring the multimillion-pound industry where students pay someone else to write essays for them.
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In an ideal world, the assessment done would involve work where it was impossible to cheat. The older I get, the more I question what value my 'O' levels really had - over my life, the skills I have gained and the work situations I have dealt with have had far more impact on my development - exams were just a hurdle to the next stage. 
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folks, does the record directly from webcam and host on youtube facility still work from the menu in a Blackboard item? Im getting google 3rd party  authorization errors even though Im singed into both MUSE and my University youtube account 
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Blackboard's workaround for now:

After recording the video, click continue, this will save it in youtube.com
Log into youtube.com, click on the video you have just recorded.
Copy the url
Go back to the editor on Bb environment
Click on Insert/Edit Embedded media
Paste the url into the File/URL
Change Type to Embedded Audio
Insert
Submit
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Turnitin down for everyone? Is this some planned downtime I've missed? 
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Yes, that is the issue I am investigating. I wil keep you updated as to the problem and turnaround (!) time
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