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Engaging with Feedback
http://mindinbexley.org.uk/feedback/ It's a common complaint of teaching staff that they spend hours carefully crafting feedback only to have students ignore it - especially first and second years. I know in my own team we have discussed this endlessly, rai...

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Blog wrangling.... a guide for beginners
Ok so this isn't actually going to teach you anything about blogging (or cattle wrangling come to that).... rather it's an account of how I have been getting on with constructing a class blog. In the past couple of years I have set my final year students a ...

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Office Mix is Awesome
Had a very frustrating day yesterday trying to edit and upload a short screencast video to show my students how to post to a blog. I used ScreenCastOMatic (works just fine!) but then really struggled to edit it in Movie Maker (admittedly an old version that...

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Building Students Research Skills - Reflections
An unintended consequence of the Undergraduate Research Conference we ran in April is that it is being held up as an example (within my University at least) of how we can prepare and support BTEC students in their transition to University AND of widening pa...

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#altc Tell it like it is!
oh dear! I have been quiet recently.... well, the new academic year looms and even before I get to experience that particular joy, I have a session to deliver at ALTC in Warwick next week - on the theme of Digital Storytelling (of course). You can get a pre...

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Building students' research skills
Winners of the best overall poster on Elder Abuse And so - it's finally been and gone. The past few weeks have been a bit of a nightmare but in the end I think we can say it was a success and definitely worth doing again. So here's the low down - what we di...

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Celebrating student research
There are number of problems in getting students to engage with research: it can be quite difficult for first year students in particular (but not first years exclusively!) to "get" the point of research; it can be a challenge for them to design their own r...

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Engaging with Feedback
It's a common complaint of teaching staff that they spend hours carefully crafting feedback only to have students ignore it - especially first and second years. I know in my own team we have discussed this endlessly, raised it in course committees, berated ...

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#melsigntu My takeaways
http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/6584122.png  Yesterday was my first ever MELSIG event and apart from presenting my own work on digital storytelling, I got a great deal out of it - as always, through chatting with lots of like minded souls and catching ...

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#melsig #melsigntu Digital Narratives
It seems only fair that I finally put together my own digital story! So here are my slides for the #melsigntu event, complete with  voice over. Other useful links referred to in my video: Jenny Moon's Map of Learning: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ctlr/...
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