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A tip for Mac/iPad users I discovered this morning (thanks to +Graham F McElearney) - if you've upgraded to OS Yosemite, QuickTime will now see an attached iPad as a camera source when in 'New Movie Recording'.

This means it's an easy way to record a screencast demonstration of anything you have on your iPad. It also means you can use this to display your iPad on your Mac, meaning you don't have to switch between displays if projecting a demo of an iPad on a projector.
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Morning all - I'm currently working on some resources regarding Flipped Learning, and was wondering if anyone knew of any academics using flipped classrooms in your faculties that may not be on my radar?
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Yup, both on my hitlist, cheers :)
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Recording of last week's PebblePad webinar 'Designs for student-centred learning in MOOCs'.

https://community.pebblepad.co.uk/support/discussions/topics/5000026439
Thank you to all those who attended our webinar on 'Designs in student-centered learning in MOOCs'. For any of you who missed it, here are recordings of the two presentations.   Massive, Open, Online……Personal & Collaborative?: Delivering the Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care MOOC via PebblePad. David Eddy (Sheffield Hallam University) - profile, presentation  MOOCs after the hype has gone Fiona Harvey (University of Southampton...
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Another TELFest talk online - this time +Claire McGourlay on the use of +LectureTools.
Here Dr Claire McGourlay, of the School of Law, talks at Winter TELFest of her initial experiences of using LectureTools, an interactive tool students run on their own devices to interact with lect...
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Google have made Google Earth Pro, previously a $400 subscription fee, free. Not had a proper play yet, but there's some powerful mapping tools in there.
Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, ...
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Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you to the Winter Technology Enhanced Learning Festival (TELFest) taking place between 12th - 14th January 2015  in the Hicks Building. The festival has been designed to offer help, guidance and support to anyone at the University of Sheffield who wishes to develop their delivery of teaching.
Sign up to one or more sessions here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics/telfest

Throughout each day members of the CiCs Technology Enhanced Learning Team will be available(Hicks, LT4) to answer specific questions that you may have or explore ideas with you, no matter how basic or complex they seem (there is no need to sign up for drop in sessions, just turn up).

As well as this, you will find a variety of scheduled workshops and during lunch you can network with colleagues and participate in panel discussions, round table discussions and presentations with colleagues engaged with the use of technology to enhance learning in their practice. 

From MOLE, Mobile Learning to MOOCs, the event brings together activities and promotes sharing of practice across the institution.

More Information and sign up for scheduled sessions: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics/telfest

We look forward to seeing you in January!

The Technology Enhanced Learning Team
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This is good news. #copyright
One of the key roles of the EU's Court of Justice is to interpret European law to ensure that it's applied in the same manner across all member states. The Court is also called upon by national courts to clarify finer points of EU law to progress local cases with Europe-wide implications.
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I see your thinking but that's not the same, because Google Images simply spiders the web for images from anywhere and of any copyright status.

The argument here is that when people have uploaded a video on to YouTube, if you then embed it on to your own website, you are merely utilising a delivery mechanism (the embed code) that the uploaders have themselves given the video. This has also confirmed the criminal responsibility of sharing copyrighted materials is with the original uploader, not any subsequent embedders or sharers. (If this website has interpreted this correctly)

There are interesting discussions for sites with image embed codes, such as Flickr, where currently you can only really embed CC images, but have a wealth of full copyrighted stuff too.

This is great news, because people were talking in panicked tones that the law was becoming so tangled in terms of copyright that embedding any video, or even sharing hyperlinks, to anything at all, may be technically breaking copyright laws. Which was a ridiculous situation.
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A new section on Learner Analytics is now online in our TELHub, including a talk by ALT's Martin Hawksey from the White Rose Learning Technology Forum meeting held at Sheffield earlier in the year.

http://tel.group.shef.ac.uk/category/analytics/
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Peregrine webcam up and running for 2015, now with two views of the nestbox! See http://peregrine.group.shef.ac.uk/peregrines/
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We're experiencing an issue on MOLE where some students can't see their Spring courses - for some reason the current semester is switched off on their course list view in their settings.

If you get any queries about this it's easy for them to change this, with details in the link below. Sadly it's not a setting we can change globally.

http://tel.group.shef.ac.uk/faq/students-cant-see-spring-1415-courses-in-course-list/
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Details of a series PebblePad webinars coming up.
PebblePad, the eportfolio system that is much more then just a Personal Learning System. PebblePad is being used in learning contexts as diverse as schools, colleges, universities and professional bodies; by learners, teachers and assessors; for Personal Development Planning, Continuing Professional Development, and Learning, Teaching and Assessment.
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Exploring play in Second Life
Well I did it - I completed a MOOC! Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life  was created by colleagues across various departments of The University of Sheffield, and launched on the FutureLearn platform. It was a really interesting seven wee...
Well I did it - I completed a MOOC! Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life was created by colleagues across various departments of The University of Sheffield, and launched on the FutureLearn platform. It was...
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