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Just been looking at Office Mix - essentially a way of annotating and recording a PowerPoint presentation - so a screencast - but it all happens within the PowerPoint with an extra tab added to the PowerPoint software. I haven't tested it as it would appear that you need 2013+ to run it and I'm still on Office 2010. Has anyone else tried it yet? https://mix.office.com/
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I'm particularly fond of Explain Everything for annotating and recording PowerPoint presentations. Superb if you use a tablet! 
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Responseware vs Lecture Tools:
At the forum this week, I promised to share a doc that the FSS Learning Techs put together comparing Responseware and Lecture Tools - both good for increasing interactivity in lectures - but quite different features. The document was designed to help us pinpoint what an academic would hope students could achieve in a lecture - and point to the right tool. It's a work in progress and I've opened it up to comments, so feel free to add to it if you want to. 
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ResponseWare vs Lecture ToolsResponseware vs Lecture Tools This list was compiled by Learning Technologists from the Faculty of Social Sciences as a way of knowing which software to recommend to staff who wish to increase engagement in lectures. It should be recognised that both technologies are in the early stages of adopt...
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Hi Ros, I've been working on a similar document for various tools today and was going to give you a shout, so cheers for sharing! To clarify the wireless issues, the main issue is the amount of simultaneously connected devices catered for rather than the bandwidth being used, which theoretically would be the case with any BYOD stuff. Increased wireless points planned in lecture theatres by the end of the summer should hopefully eliminate, or at least vastly reduce, this issue.

To me what I've seen of RW, it does what it does very well (and probably more elegantly than LT), but LT does a lot more in terms of what students can do with it - polling is just one part alongside note-taking and question-asking. It's also worth noting too that if/when we get the integration into Echo360 it'll be really interesting to see how the two meld, and how useful students find that (potentially being able to watch the lecture back alongside their own notes, annotations and questions). On the flipside, obviously some departments already have Turning Point heavily embedded into their teaching.
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Interesting infographic from Educause. 
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I need to pick your brains. We are looking at better ways of notifying people of events in the Faculty and reducing the email barrage. Ideally, this would be in the form of a weekly digest of upcoming events. So, what I am looking for is a 'system' that would allows users to input details of their event and then every Friday, the data that had been sent through would be sent out to the Faculty email address, so that everyone gets a copy. I have googled quite a bit but can't find anything that quite fits the bill. Any ideas? 
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I might have something. It involves a form that collects all the answers under a csv format that you can save as a pdf or a web page and the share it. The last part is not automatic and it involves you exporting this every friday ... but at least you don't have to compile the list in the first place. Plus  people completing the form won't have login or create another account they just go to a certain web page. In theory you could modify this and transform it into an automated process but it involves a bit of php knowledge. Demo here demo form input -export
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Latest newsletter out from Show and TEL in Social Sciences. http://www.showandtel.info/2014/11/newsletter-friday-7th-november.html
What have we been doing?  Well, things are definitely hotting up now and as the semester is in full swing, my diary has filled up with all sorts of exciting things.  Talking to lots of people across the Faculty, including Ar...
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Just sharing the link that I will be using this morning at the TEL session. This was the page that I put together for our Faculty Challenge, State of Sheffield website. It was designed to have tools in that were quick and intuitive to use. This page was accompanied by skills sessions that looked at the tools, collaborative working and digital asset production. See some of you later: http://bit.ly/1FW4mfn
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This is a great collection of tool, we used it on out Health Challenge  resources page too minus some tweaks so thanks for that +Ros Walker 
Here's an overview of the technology used to support our achieve more challenge.

http://navdeepinthought.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/using-tel-to-support-achieve-more.html
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Latest Show and TEL newsletter (Faculty of Social Sciences TEL) now online. http://www.showandtel.info/2015/02/12th-february-2015.html
Message from the Newsletter Writer This week I celebrated a year at the University of Sheffield and 6-months in the Faculty of Social Sciences. It has been a particularly happy and fulfilling time. As with any anniversary, I ...
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Can you embed a Google+ community into MOLE? How? 
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It works if you use this html code. I have just tested it:

<div class="g-community" data-href="https://plus.google.com/communities/107977200237836498573"></div>
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Latest edition of Show and TEL - Faculty of Social Sciences news and beyond - now available at: http://www.showandtel.info/2014/11/tel-newsletter-monday-24th-november-2014.html  #TEL
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The University of Sheffield is a member of the Association of Learning Technology. This means that employees can be registered as Associate members. Being a member means that you gain access to the members' forum and some user areas and resources on the website. I was reminded of this at a recent ALT committee meeting I attended and there is a link you can visit to register as an associate member. https://www.alt.ac.uk/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=9
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For staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences - we have a meeting with CiCS to discuss any TEL issues, look at future planning etc. on Thursday 13th, 2-3pm in ICOSS. We look forward to seeing you there,
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Does anyone know of any work around the University or any guidance that is given to students around the area of 'Digital Footprint'. I would also be interested in knowing of any work on online safety. Thanks, Ros 
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Thanks! Great stuff and I have forwarded it to our SALTS who are working on this area. 
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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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