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Can anyone help with embedding an audio file into a Google site page, using something like Google Audio Player or Dewplayer? Tried both and neither work at the moment. It has to be embedded for the page to work properly- no good as a download. 
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Google divorces you tube and looks likely to stop dating Google+
http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/google-weans-itself-off-of-google/
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TechCrunch spreading some nice FUD there (Fear Uncertainty Doubt) Hopefully it's just a rethink of what the platform can offer... and where it sits.

A timely statement (and discussion) here from Bradley Horowitz

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html
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Futurelearn have just announced a new MOOC: Film making for the web. This would be a great short course for anyone interested in using more video in their courses. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/digital-storytelling
Combine theory and practice to tell powerful stories through film online. Unleash your potential in this free online course.
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Looks good Ros, this could be useful for our BMS227 module. Our students have recently made some great promotional videos for the department as part of this course.
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Call for Papers: A picture is worth a thousand words 
http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=966
The call has just been made for papers for this journal. Deadline for submissions 31st July. (MELSIG = Media-enhanced learning special interest group) 
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Would anyone be interested in a meeting / session to look at how to 'manage' mobile devices - this would be, for example, if you have a set of devices (usually iPads) which you loan out or which belong to the University but are issued to members of staff? The session would be about control of access and deployment of software. 
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And don't forget folks that we will be having an open discussion about this at the next App Swap Breakfast so we can get a sense of what issue people think they need to address more generally when implementing mobile based learning.
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Screencasting: I'm writing a booklet on Screencasting for our Teach Online course (FSS and MDH).  What would your recommendations for software be? I am looking at Jing, Screen-cast-o-matic, using the record function in PowerPoint and Explain Everything for iPad. Any comments / suggestions. 
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'lecture capture' and 'lecture casting'?  Doesn't limit to the screen only.  And makes a demarcation between input and output :)
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Forgot to post this as I was racing out of the office for my holidays! Hope you all had a good Easter. Latest post from Social Sciences TEL newsletter: http://www.showandtel.info/2015/04/newsletter-2nd-april.html
Would welcome any suggestions for lunchtime sessions as I will be putting our new programme together this week. 
Message from the Newsletter Editor There has been a slightly longer delay between newsletters than I would normally like and this is for good reasons! Over the last few weeks, following discussions across the Faculty, it has ...
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The Manchester Distance Learning Network (MaDLeN) is pleased to offer you this free webinar entitled: Interactive Video with eduCanon. This webinar will be held at 3pm on 8th July.

eduCanon is an online learning environment in which you can create and share interactive video lessons. Lecturers begin with any YouTube or Vimeo video content and can transform this traditionally passive content into an active learning experience by segmenting the content into digestible portions and inserting activities that students engage with as the video progresses. This is proving to be a popular technology for flipped teaching as well as for asynchronous online learning.

This online webinar will be run by eduCanon specialists. The webinar will aim to:

introduce the eduCanon technology and its capabilities
provide examples of how it might be used
provide contact details for further information.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interactive-video-with-educanon-tickets-17563645336

Please note: you will be sent details for how to enter the online webinar a few days prior to the event.
eduCanon is an online learning environment in which you can create and share interactive video lessons. Lecturers begin with any YouTube or Vimeo video content and can transform this traditionally passive content into an active learning experience by segmenting the content into digestible portions and inserting activities that students engage with as the video progresses. This is proving to be a popular technology for flipped teaching as well as ...
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Sounds great - sadly it's the same time as the White Rose Learning Technologists' Forum meeting in Leeds which is a shame.
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I have a student on our Teach Online course who has asked about Infographics. Does anyone have any experience or advice to share? 
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Thanks, everyone. 
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Hi clever programming people. Does anyone know how you can embed Box of Broadcasts videos (BoB) into MOLE. The embed code looks like this: <script src="//bobnational.net/js/embed.js?m=91498&r=84767&h=395&w=650"></script>  which is different from the You Tube embed code. 
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MDyCWKcONHk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I've tried various ways of putting the BoB address into the You Tube formula, but it doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions, or are we restricted to just linking?
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Yes, what was confusing me was the fact that you couldn't see anything until you click 'Submit', so thanks for flagging that up. I just went back in to edit and thought 'oh no, it's lost the link', but click submit and Bingo! there it is again!! Thanks +Pete Mella 
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Latest edition of our Faculty TEL newsletter available now: http://www.showandtel.info/2015/05/9th-may-2015.html

I was in quite a reflective mood when I wrote it! Hope it is useful. 
Message from the Newsletter Editor Well, I am settling in to my new base up the Management school and pleased to report that my daily step count (using a fitbit) now regularly exceeds the 7,000-steps-per-day goal I had set m...
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Delighted to say that MELSIG published a book yesterday called Smart Learning - all about the ways that people are using mobile devices in learning. Available as a free download from here: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=503 or as a proper book (!) from Amazon. You may recognise the author of the chapter 'What shall we do with our iPads?' 
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  • The Abbey School, Reading
    1982 - 1989
  • University of Manchester
    Russian & Soviet Studies, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Bath
    PGCE (MFL), 1995 - 1996
  • University of Huddersfield
    MSc Multimedia & E-learning, 2011 - 2013
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