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Ian D Loasby

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https://apps.google.com/whatsnew/

new look for the google whats new page
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And another new button has appeared in Google Drive
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I liked your previous idea that you were the chosen one!
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Ian D Loasby

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7 years ago today.....uSpace went live
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+Martin Brook Now there's an idea!
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Ian D Loasby

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https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I knew about the adobe hack but it turns out I had another compromised email account (not a work one) once I cheked them all
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sounds painfull
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Jen Pacheco

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Hi, does anyone have a Swivl that I could borrow on Monday/Tuesday next week please? I am wanting to record a couple of short presentations being given, and Lecture Capture seems rather overkill for the 5-10mins required - plus it would be good to try it out! Anyone willing to lend me one? Thanks.
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+Luke Miller That would be brilliant! Thank you! Could I collect it on Friday, or Monday morning, and would you be able to show me how it works, briefly?
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Danny Monaghan

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Blackboard now have a monthly newsletter that can be subscribed to on the link below.
Innovate&Educate Newsletter by Blackboard: trends in education technology, best practices, Blackboard news and events, and more!
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This is an early invitation to the first Digital Commons seminar on May 20th, 11:00-1230.

Our guest speaker will be Bob Harrison on "The University student of 2022-23", thinking about the experiences and expectations that children presently starting their secondary school career will have of higher education, in particular in terms of digital tools.

Bob has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, senior manager, principal and governor. He's worked with head teachers developing leadership training and is a member of the Ministerial Educational Technology Action Group, which advises both the DfE and BIS.

You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/AYpmQCzAy6
Log into Online Services at The University of Sheffield. This web page allows staff, students and prospective students to gain secure access to a range of online services at the University of Sheffield. It offers the most secure way of accessing University systems. Read more > ...
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Pete Mella

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Just a note on the changed invite for those coming to the PebblePad demo tomorrow - the presentation is at the same time, we've just added half an hour at the start to allow people to arrive and grab some food (if they want it) before it starts.
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Might be of interest to some of you, a blog post I wrote for the LSE Impact Blog on the weird and wonderful world of academic Twitter http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/04/13/the-weird-and-wonderful-world-of-academic-twitter/
Academic Twitter is more than just sharing research articles and live-tweeting at conferences. Andy Tattersall gives an overview of the humorous accounts that aim to pull back the curtain on the Iv…
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Bryony C Olney

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Does anyone have any suggestions for solutions to support conducting online feedback forums? The idea being that we ask alumni to review a video to prompt discussion points and feedback can be left which may prompt/encourage others to leave feedback (anonymity function would be useful). The video needs to be hosted somewhere that is accessible to our Chinese alumni so the usual suspects are out of the question.

Any thoughts?
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someone who worked for CiCS now works in China - might be an idea to contact him for suggestions - scott@scottmallinson.com
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Ian D Loasby

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I feel we need better communication channels for the Learning Technologists as we are in key positions in our departments. We seem to have been missed off the VLE consultation process till the last minute and today an academic colleague has forwarded this to me.

I'm getting all this information via back channels and feel we are out of the loop.

Dear Colleagues,

We write to invite you to the formal launch of the Digital Commons on Monday 18 April, 11am - 1pm in the John Carr Design Suite, Portobello by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, Professor Wyn Morgan.

As part of plans to develop a greater sense of engagement, the Digital Commons is space to inspire, provoke and support you in realising your personal and departmental ambitions in creating, maintaining and developing a great learning and teaching experience for students.

You may just want to network with like-minded colleagues for an hour or so over a sandwich. Or you may have a concrete project that you want to work on, with all the ancillary support and experience you need right beside you. This could be anything from creating new learning resources for your students to adapting a module to be taught in different ways.

The launch will showcase what the Digital Commons is all about and how we'll be working with you. It'll be followed in May with a seminar which will be an opportunity to get you thinking and networking about learning and teaching challenges.

If you plan to attend, please register by 13 April via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/kTdWYfuvX3

If you have any questions, please email Kim Marwood, Academic and Learning Services, at: k.marwood@sheffield.ac.uk or call 0114 2221351

We're really looking forward to working with you.

With best wishes,

Dr Christopher Stokes and Professor Marie Kinsey
Cross-Cutting Directors of Digital Learning
digitaldlts@sheffield.ac.uk

DIGITAL COMMONS
Provocation. Inspiration. Collaboration
A world top-100 university and number one in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2014-15 Times Higher Student Experience Survey.
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Cheers for this Ian - when I get passed the next few days filming I'll get back on it G
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A Google+ Community for those involved with learning technologies / technology enhanced learning in their practice at the University of Sheffield
 
Could this be the end of MOLE quizzes?
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Yes +Luke Miller would be great for formative stuff. We don't actually do any summative test/quizzes in MOLE. +David Read sounds great, you'll have to let me know how it goes if you decide to use it.
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Anyone else seen this on Google Drive? Cloud HQ - what is the difference between what we do now and this?
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That's more like it!
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Farzana Latif
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Dear all

In case you missed the e-mail sent from Wyn Morgan last week, the booking form for TELFest is now open.

We hope to see you there and please do advertise amongst your academic and teaching colleagues.

Farzana
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is increasingly becoming embedded across the University of Sheffield. TELFest is the University of Sheffield's Technology Enhanced Learning Festival, designed to help academic and teaching staff make the most of technology to enrich learning and teaching.
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James Little

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Hello!,

Taken part, run, or produced a MOOC? Final call for survey responses (closing 31 May 2016)!

Take the MOOC survey or pass onto interested colleagues and let's see how we're all using them within Higher Education: http://www.moocsurvey.org

Whatever your role your views and opinions are valuable, and appreciated.

This survey aims to understand the effects of MOOCs on institutions in the following areas
* Impacts that production of MOOCs are having within Institutions
* The process of how MOOCs are being implemented
* Drivers and rationale for producing MOOCs

The survey has been created by James Little, University of Sheffield, as part of his MEd. Masters Dissertation. It has been ethically reviewed and approved by the supervisor Tim Herrick, School of Education, University of Sheffield.

http://www.moocsurvey.org (closing 31 May 2016)

Please contact me on jlittle1@sheffield.ac.uk or twitter: @jimjamyahauk. Data from the survey will be available for all to use.

Many thanks,

James Little.

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Ian D Loasby

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Anyone still using jing for free. Had a request to use it to capture CAD demo sessions but as I understand its still flash based 
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Im more likley to use Captivate anyway and publish in html5 compliant if theyll purcase it 
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Gemma Holtam

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Hi,

Next year I'm going to be running a number of workshops on the free apps dyslexics can use to develop their reading and writing skills. As well as a number of iPads I am wanting to buy a set of android tablets and was wondering what devices you would recommend. I am looking for a large screen size and enough memory to store up to 20 apps. The tablets will also be used by a group of digital champions who will create video reviews for the AT YouTube channel so a good camera and microphone is also needed.

Thanks,

Gemma
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Thanks Danny
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Pete Mella

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I've put together a blog post summarising the preview of PebblePad v5 yesterday. If you have any questions give me a shout.
Matthew Wheeler from PebblePad visited the University this week to demo the new version (v5) to users across the institution. The biggest change is the move from Flash to HTML5, which leads instantly to a more responsive and ...
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I've not got any written up/filmed, but I'd be happy to have a chat with anyone about how it's currently being used.
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David Read

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Lengthy paper from MIT about online learning, lots of interesting stuff in there but one thing caught my eye was the stress on the importance of 'learning engineers' (something that sounds very similar to a learning technologist)
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Call for Papers - the Social Media Learning in for Higher Education Conference 2016 is back #SocMedHE16

I know a few of us attended and spoke last year and found it quite a good conference - and on our doorstep :-)

The Empowered Learner?

Friday 16th December 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University, UK

#SocMedHE16: The Empowered Learner? will build upon #SocMedHE15’s Finding our social identity theme where we established our common interest in developing our understanding of social media for learning in HE.

This year we ask questions: are we empowering students by adopting and adapting social, open, mobile and networked learning and media? How critically are we shaping the opportunity that is emerging? How sure are we that the social, open and networked space, with all of the autonomy it suggests, is good for our students?

The conference will reflect a variety of positions including the student view of empowerment, the academic and teaching view, and the perspectives of support staff and strategic managers. We are particularly keen to receive proposals from students, and have an incentive to encourage this.

Please refer to the conference site for further information about the theme and for a selection of indicative topics.

Proposals should be based on evidence and experience of academic, or strategic practice; in any of the following formats:

· Short papers
· Workshops
· Thunderstorm presentations
· Posters

Please refer to the conference site for further information about the conference formats.

Accepted submissions will be eligible for writing up and inclusion in the #SocMedHE16 conference proceedings.

Accepted presenters will be encouraged to develop an artefact with creative commons licensing to accompany their submission, these will be made openly available during and beyond the event.

Submission deadline: Midday Monday 16th May 2016

To submit, complete the form on the conference site SocMedHE16­_submissionform16 you will need a title, 50 word abstract and 500 word summary and email it to socmedhe@shu.ac.uk.https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/socmedhe/
This site supports the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference
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Look I can see you're put off by the idea of buying one, so will lend you and +Pete Mella my spares
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