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There are changes to Java plugin support  in the newest version of Google Chrome. I'm just trying the  work round, otherwise Ill have to head back to Firefox.  https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml
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use chrome://flags/#enable-npapi  and then click enable if you want to keep support for legacy plugins
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Farzana Latif originally shared:
 
Would you like the opportunity to feed into the future of  MOLE?

Representatives from Blackboard (the technology that MOLE runs on) will be attending the University of Sheffield to run a 'listening' session with staff at our institution (5th May 15, 11-12.30). 

This is an opportunity for colleagues that use MOLE as part of their teaching, to offer any feedback and shape the development of it. Share your wish lists and frustrations, the company are keen to hear from our institution. 

Following on from the listening session, Blackboard will return to the University and deliver a presentation to you, responding directly to your feedback (26th May 15, 11-12.30). 

Key Dates

Listening Session: Tues 5th May 11-12.30
Follow up: Tues 26th May 11-12.30
(NB, It is recommended that you attend both dates)

Sign up now, as places are limited!
Would you like the opportunity to feed into the future of  MOLE?

Representatives from Blackboard (the technology that MOLE runs on) will be attending the University of Sheffield to run a 'listening' session with staff at our institution (5th May 15, 11-12.30). 

This is an opportunity for colleagues that use MOLE as part of their teaching, to offer any feedback and shape the development of it. Share your wish lists and frustrations, the company are keen to hear from our institution. 

Following on from the listening session, Blackboard will return to the University and deliver a presentation to you, responding directly to your feedback (26th May 15, 11-12.30). 

Key Dates

Listening Session: Tues 5th May 11-12.30
Follow up: Tues 26th May 11-12.30
(NB, It is recommended that you attend both dates)

Sign up now, as places are limited!

https://docs.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/forms/d/1IdRlflzNJqwU-dltj1vRqq7YeAvWLwVkeoLLFVhWvXo/viewform
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MOLE Feedback SessionRepresentatives from Blackboard (the technology that MOLE runs on) will be attending the University of Sheffield to run a 'listening' session with staff at our institution (5th May 15, 11-12.30). This is an opportunity for colleagues that use MOLE as part of their teaching, to offer any feedback and shape the development of it. Share your wish lists and frustrations, the company are keen to hear from our institution. Following on from the lis...
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Absolutely very appropriate for them, please pass on to academic or teaching staff.

Thanks for letting me know Luke, good that a scharr rep will be there. 
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Forgot to post this as I was racing out of the office for my holidays! Hope you all had a good Easter. Latest post from Social Sciences TEL newsletter: http://www.showandtel.info/2015/04/newsletter-2nd-april.html
Would welcome any suggestions for lunchtime sessions as I will be putting our new programme together this week. 
Message from the Newsletter Editor There has been a slightly longer delay between newsletters than I would normally like and this is for good reasons! Over the last few weeks, following discussions across the Faculty, it has ...
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Bryony C Olney

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Is anyone using PebblePad in earnest as a tool for graded assignments? How is it working for you?

I'm currently casting a net out to find an assessment tool that supports the submission of design portfolios (large files, supports graphical content, not the usual file extensions etc). TurnitIn and MOLE Assignments feels a bit 'meh'... Looking for some suggestions, if you can.
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+Trish Murray +Daniel Villalba Algas Thanks Trish & Daniel, I've been messing about with it for a couple of days which clearly isn't long enough! I can see why people have a love/hate relationship with it - I love what it could do and how it looks but by golly it's not at all intuitive to set up. I'd love to see what you're both doing in action so I'll hopefully be in touch again soon.
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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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Danny Monaghan

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MOLE will be unavailable from 3am to 5am Sunday 29th March for scheduled maintenance work.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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After the demo of Audioboom at the app swap on Wednesday, just seen this new app available for iphone/ipad. Seems to have limited free option and then a paid unlimited version, uploads to soundcloud, haven't had a chance to try it out but the editing looks neat. Anyone played with this yet?
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This is rather good. Create animated gifs from screencasts, great for blog posts to quickly show how to do something on screen.
Yesterday, I created a comprehensive guide to GroupZap and I used a number of animated GIFs to demonstrate certain functions. Today, Marisa asked me what tool I used to create them and I thought it...
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Blog post relating to developing and embedding TEL - part 1! more on its way soon!

http://navdeepinthought.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/achieving-our-potential-1.html
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Thanks for your comments :) I agree, I've worked in various different disciplines and the approach to TEL varies as does the staff culture. Interestingly I had a conversation with a member of academic staff last week around the subject of research skills and she had some concerns when it came to to pointing students in the right direction, we also talked about the ability to recognise a valid web resource as a piece of research. However without the confidence and skills to use open resources and online tools herself she felt unable to direct students. Another area to develop which is tied into the bigger picture digital skills/ capabilities. 
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A Google+ Community for those involved with learning technologies / technology enhanced learning in their practice at the University of Sheffield
 
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From the student arm of Turnitin
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I've just been offered 2 free places on this conference if anyone is free to attend

Salford on Wednesday 29th April (all day event). I'm going anyway (already paid for)
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Delighted to say that MELSIG published a book yesterday called Smart Learning - all about the ways that people are using mobile devices in learning. Available as a free download from here: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=503 or as a proper book (!) from Amazon. You may recognise the author of the chapter 'What shall we do with our iPads?' 
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Graham F McElearney
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Hi Folks - apologies for cross posting - here is the latest news about the next White Rose Learning Technologists' Forum. For those of you not on the forum's mailing list, you can subscribe yourself - the list address is

wrlt@jiscmail.ac.uk


please find the link below for the customary sign up sheet. As I said last week, we are very pleased to welcome Lisa Gray to our next meeting, who will be convening a workshop on tackling issues relating to the adoption of Electronic Management of Assessment, including presenting an update on some of the fantastic work JISC have been doing in supporting this vital area.

Like last time we will cap the numbers at 40 so do please make sure you sign up soon. We are also looking for three volunteers who will be prepared to give us a short account (5 mins) of what they are doing regarding EMA in their own Institutions.

NB the main host for this meeting is Roisin Cassidy at York St John (r.cassidy@yorksj.ac.uk)- I will be away from normal email contact after tomorrow until April 10th so if you have any queries regarding the meeting please direct them to Roisin.

The sign up sheet can be found below

http://goo.gl/RZqjNt

all the best

Graham
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thinking of staying on in York after the meeting for a few beers and maybe a meal out before train back. Anyone fancy it?
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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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Sorry for the flurry of emails, but not having classes has freed up some time to just browse the web! Interesting tool for creating animated web videos, freemium model but can produce 10 mins of video at 480 with watermark for free. Tried it myself and produced this in about 5 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo9F-fnaOVg
Some similarities to Adobe Voice I think, a bit more powerful but limited by pricing model and need for computer.
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.
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my new blog post (and indeed blog), directed towards non-native learners of Academic English, but enough tech in there to make it generally worth a quick skim. All about the joys of text expansion.
As a learning technologist for EAP students, I see one of my main roles as helping level the playing field for them. Linguistically, they are always going to have to work twice as hard as the nativ...
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Beniamin Orza

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If your video is going out of sync when you try to edit or upload it on YouTube... then your problem is variable frame rate. This will happen when you use some types of screen recording software or software like adobeconnect and maybe even some types of cameras. Your solution to this is HandBrake. This will convert your variable frame rate to a constant frame rate, you can then enjoy video editing.
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.
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Thanks for sharing this.  I will give it a try!
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James A Slack

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Hello All,

In response to some feedback from the recent TELForum I have been creating a condensed 'report' into the benefits from lecture capture. I would really appreciate any feedback you would give on this. Also let me know if this would be something that you would direct some one too if they were unsure about lecture capture or MyEcho. At the bottom there is an even more condensed version that will be making an appearance on the new MyEcho webpages.

Thank you
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Assessing the Benefits of Lecture CaptureThe term Lecture Capture (LC) is used to describe any type of system where the content of a lecture is recorded usually for dissemination to students at a later date. This can include Audio, Screen or Video capture as well as any combination of the above. This allows students to revisit lecture mate
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Hi +James A Slack 

I've had a request one of our staff to capture a seminar - which could be an interesting application for myEcho.  In fact I would be interested in using myEcho for number of research and staff development based events.
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