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Great blog on digital scholership by former UoS member of staff +Emily Chambers

http://www.eyespyginger.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
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The CiCS Creative Media team are putting on an Introduction To Creative Media session on 29th July, at 10am. This will give an overview of equipment, facilities and support available to staff and students at the University, cover basic video making tips, give a brief look at video editing software, and give examples of work created in the facilities.

The session is now available to book via LMS for all staff, limited to 30 spaces. Please pass this information on to any colleagues you feel will be interested.
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We received this from Blackboard today, and some of you might be interested in getting involved:

Blackboard is conducting a series of user research studies as we design the next generation of Learn, our flagship LMS. Please forward this invitation to participate to any students or faculty who might be interested in these opportunities.

Who: Blackboard is being assisted by TecEd (www.teced.com), an independent research firm.

What: You’ll try some features of the redesigned Learn and tell us your thoughts.

Where: At your own computer, speaking on the phone with a researcher during the one-to-one research session. Sessions will last 30 or 60 minutes for students, and 45 or 90 minutes for faculty.

When: Sessions will take place July 11 – August 29.

What else: Participants who complete a session will receive an Amazon gift card to thank them for their time and input. The card value will range from $50 to $150, depending on the session length.

To apply to participate copy this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XHLZYLZ

If you meet the study criteria, TecEd will contact you to schedule a research session.
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US only studies?
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Mark J Morley

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Whilst doing the ironing at the weekend I caught what I thought was an interesting programme from BBC Two created in conjunction with The Open University. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zxm9b

In the first episode (only 3 days left to view), "Jacques uncovers the importance of product lifespan – revealing how some products are still made to break, how fashion and aspiration are used by companies like IKEA and Apple to keep us constantly ‘upgrading’ – and how even brand new goods get sent for recycling."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01zxmrv/the-men-who-made-us-spend-episode-1

Some might find it interesting.
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Mark J Morley

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Talking with +Andrew Tattersall I'm interested in finding out if anyone has any experience with pico or micro projection units that can easily be connected via USB to laptops or possibly mobile devices for impromptu presentations. Any comments or feedback, good or bad, would be much appreciated. Cheers.
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To save you reading the whole thing: "Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on iPad for the first time, and students will discover new ways to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions right from their iPad."
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Cheers for this Chris! G
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Zafer Ali

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I've attached some screen shots of what the new document viewer in Turnitin will look like along with how they have laid out the new multiple marker option. 
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Yes they are, they have told us that grading forms for iPad currently is 90% complete so anytime soon.
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Looking forward to seeing some of these much needed improvements to Turnitin
Earlier this week I was at the 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference (#6iipc) at the Sage in Newcastle/Gateshead. As a pre-conference activity, the Turnitin International User Group took place, where we got an...
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We have full control over how we upgrade on managed hosting, just like we do now, so that's not a worry at all. Any upgrades will probably happen during the summer, just like we do now, so if they release it in Spring, it could well be will us in the summer next year.
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Just been trying this out on ios and android, a fabulous remote access programme to use your mac or PC on a tablet. Works very well, you do need to pay ultimately but there is a two- week free trial to evaluate it. Anyone else tried this?
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The Microsoft Remote Desktop app works well for connecting to Windows based PCs (and is free).
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A Google+ Community for those involved with learning technologies / technology enhanced learning in their practice at the University of Sheffield
 
The Turnitin service will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, July 26th, 2014, from 5pm-5am. Turnitin state that they will be "making significant upgrades to improve capacity and scalability as our service utilization grows. This maintenance will affect Turnitin and TurnitinUK users."
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Sheffield Hallam is running its BYOD4L (Bring your own device for learning) course next week. They are including a daily meeting (at SHU) for the chance to share face to face. Looks like there are some good sessions on offer (not dissimilar from the Mobile Learning lunchtime sessions we have been running.) If you are interested, here are the details:
http://byod4learning.wordpress.com/institutions/sheffield-hallam-university/
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Dear all,
We have a job just released today: "Faculty Teaching Experience Officer". Essentially looking for someone who has a combo of admin and techy skills to help take forward all the teaching initiatives in the Faculty of Engineering. Its a Gr 6. Please distribute to anyone you think might be interested?
Thanks, Trish
https://jobs.shef.ac.uk/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NTNCQjI1RjU3NzU4MjNCQUUxMDAwMDAwOEZBN0ZEMTgmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=400&sap-language=EN&sap-accessibility=X&sap-ep-themeroot=%2fSAP%2fPUBLIC%2fBC%2fUR%2fuos#
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Now available in iTunes U : 'Clare Does Copyright', by Library Copyright Officer Clare Scott - a collection of three fun cat-based videos, and a 6-part lecture.  This is the first Library material to be included as part of our iTunesU offering.
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Ooh great! That's my bedtime watching sorted out for the next few days! Thanks,
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Just to let everyone know - for those interested in the App Swap Breakfasts that I met with +Mark J Morley last week and we think we've found a nice location to host the next session, we just need to look into the technicalities first. Also, we think it would be good for the next one to happen in early mid September once the majority of holidays are out of the way. The theme will be sound and vision - if anyone has any suggestions of topics or apps they'd like to talk about or showcase drop me a message. Cheers
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No will do my best to address that +Ros Walker  regarding holidays - I think Claire covered AudioBoo at the last one, but it is an ace app. I presented alongside a chap from Audioboo at The British Library last year :-)
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RSS Feed for LTT Training courses from the LMS has been embedded in the Learning Technologies Blog Learning Skills page
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Dan D Smith

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The best thing I've seen on the upgraded MOLE test server so far is being able to change all of the dates from one place - it'll save hours (and years of wear on the old clickfinger)
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'Global Adaptive Release' would also be nice done like this
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Anyone want to be in my Google Classroom class?

I've been given early access to Google's LMS Classroom, does anyone fancy being a student in a class to find out what it's like?
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Yes please.
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Interesting article or MS Surface advert?
I certainly have found that tablets are lacking in many ways for content creation, although they are perfect for many consumption tasks.
While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed. Specifically, I'm referring to the conglomerate of colleges and universities across the US (and likely abroad).
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Interesting article and certainly as I've thought more recently about using tech better, horses for courses style - I have come to the conclusion that everything has a limitation. Chromebooks are OK when connected to the Web, desktops are OK unless you want to take them with you and iPads are OK if you want to mostly consume (OK you can do art and make music on them, but doubt any artists or musicians swapped their iMacs for iPads). I'd like to be able to get my hands on more tech to see how it works and how it could be applied. It'd be great if your team +Danny Monaghan +Mark J Morley could organise some kind of expo sharing various kit that's on the market or what colleagues are using and how - as it's easy to get a blinkered view of the options out there.
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Paul Jinks

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I have a MOLE test with 13 short answer questions needing to be marked. All works fine for first marker and external, but I'm not sure how to approach second marking.

Any suggestions?
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Thanks Dan. Students take the test in July, so still time to fix this up to play nice. 

I tried Download results and it looks good, (apart from html tags being sprinkled around the answers). Second marker could view the answers, maybe with the questions on the screen or a printout on the desk next to them and note their marks on the spreadsheet before uploading to grade centre. Sound doable? 
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