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Ian D Loasby

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without giving away any numbers. as I know he results are still under embargo, has anyone further along with EMA roll out than us at Law seen any noticeable change in the  NSS scores for assessment and feedback yet?

We are falling down on the question about receiving detailed feedback.
Note our UG students are still receiving a lot of handwritten comment feedback. 
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Hi Ian,
I was talking to the Head of Economics about just this last week - he said they had a 15% ish increase in satisfaction with feedback on last year's NSS scores, and this would have been completed by a cohort who had experienced EMA throughout their whole period of study - it also places them second place in the Russell Group. I know that Politics have recently gone fully over too so will be very interesting to see the results there. Archaeology should also be interesting as they transitioned to full EMA last year too. G
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Ian D Loasby

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Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.
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Well my SRDS objectives  for the coming year includes a general statement about student analytics and I hope to use that in my HEA portfolio. 
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Peter R Bragg

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Nudge theory - something we all might want to try when persuading staff to adopt new technologies.
Ministers are turning to behavioural psychology to tackle some of the most contentious and intractable problems facing the Government, including attempting to cut illegal immigration and countering Islamic extremism, it has emerged.
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There's a lot of debate over whether it works!
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Ian D Loasby

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Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office makes it easy to create and edit Office files stored in Google Drive.
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I haven't dared try yet!
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Blended Learning: Feared or misunderstood....?  I'd say both!
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Farzana Latif
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Dear Colleagues

I'd like to invite you to sign up to TELFest, taking place between 14-18 September.

Some of the highlights include:
Highlights include:

* A discussion around the direction of learning technology at the University of Sheffield, with new PVC of Learning and Teaching, Wyn Morgan.
* The opportunity to take part in a lively debate, exploring opposing opportunities and challenges with TEL.
* Innovation corner, a platform for colleagues to interact with and find out how new technologies are already being used for teaching and learning. Demos include: Robots, Virtual Reality and 3D printing. Presenters include: Dentistry, English, Robotics, AMRC and Boeing.
* Launch of the Learning Lab, a new space in which you will have a chance to trial and test new technology, furniture and other classroom facilities - discover how you can help to shape the design of pooled spaces.
* Flipped Learning, find out how colleagues are incorporating this method in different contexts to revolutionise the way they teach.
* Learn how Distance Learning educators are designing engaging curricula for our off-campus students.

Book Now to avoid disappointment!

https://goo.gl/ZbuC4s
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Yes!
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Bryony C Olney

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For departments that loan ipads to staff, do you use a University system to track the loaned items?

A Room and Resource calendar was mentioned to me a few weeks ago but I can't find one on the University site! Considering using Google Calendars but wondered how others do this?
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Thanks Jesrine, I think on reflection this is probably the route we will take, it seems to make sense.
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Pete Mella

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Hi all,

Although many of you already know me from previous roles as Learning Technologies Support Officer in the TEL Team, and before that Teaching Technology Advisor in the Creative Media team, I've also started this week alongside Simon as one of the TEL Team's new Learning Technologists. I'm really looking forward to working with you all on forthcoming projects.
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Great news, Pete. Congratulations on your new role. 
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A Google+ Community for those involved with learning technologies / technology enhanced learning in their practice at the University of Sheffield
 
Sadly Jesse Armstrong is leaving Journalism Studies to work in the Diamond! 

We have a temp vacancy for Learning Media Technician until December when we'll hopefully have a more permanent position available.

S,o if anyone knows anyone???
The Department of Journalism Studies is widely recognised as a UK leader for teaching and research in our field. In response to the changing nature of journalism and increased numbers of students, we are currently recruiting several new members of staff. Our current vacancy is for a temporary ...
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Ros Walker

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Google divorces you tube and looks likely to stop dating Google+
http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/google-weans-itself-off-of-google/
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TechCrunch spreading some nice FUD there (Fear Uncertainty Doubt) Hopefully it's just a rethink of what the platform can offer... and where it sits.

A timely statement (and discussion) here from Bradley Horowitz

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/everything-in-its-right-place.html
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Ian D Loasby

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Hot on the heels of the google drive integration with MS office comes dropbox badge enabling sharing and version control within office files. Been trying it out today and it works really well, although as it requires the DB client to be installed so wont work on Man7   
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David Read

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It's great that we have Lynda.com as part of My Services, even better I've just discovered is that we can log into our institutional accounts on the android/ios apps. At the login screen it gives you the option of personal or organisational login, choose the latter and you can login with your Sheffield account. There's loads of great stuff on there.
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Thanks David. Hadn't tried it on mobile yet. 
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Ian D Loasby

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Respondus quiz editor (works with a number of VLE platforms) currently available on special offer for a single user licence of 75USD . Single license can be installed twice if it's on your desktop and laptop say. Useful bit of software to have in your tool box if you do a lot of quiz editing but limited support for negative marking  https://www.respondus.com/registration/register.cgi
The "Internet-only Special Price" is for automated credit card purchases made from this website. Limit one purchase per credit card name/number per month. Additional licenses can be purchased at the standard price. Click here for information on site licenses for colleges or K-12 schools.
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Ah ok, we had the same situation in the Law School I worked for previously. Although decided that it was too much using two pieces of software for quizzes (Moodle quizzes and quiz bank) and had a mass import. That process took me many a workshop! :)
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James Little

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Hi All, A quick post to introduce myself and also to say hi to those who may already know me!   I've started work last week in ScHARR as a Learning Technologist and part of the learning technologist team with Luke Miller and Dan Smith.

I've come from working at the University of Leeds, but have previously worked at the University of Sheffield.  I live in Sheffield with my wife, daughter and 2 cats!

I'm currently working on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and spending the rest of the time looking after my daughter Isobel.

More at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ph/staff/profiles/jameslittle

Look forward to working and sharing ideas with you all.

James.
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Nice to see you're back!
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A new series of Learn Hack videos to help students with their productivity, curation, transferable and technology skills https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mJ7IZ3qFxg5zCfTCrIFT1yo1L2cur0q
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yes, feel free - you too - have a good one :-)
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Ian D Loasby

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Booked my ALT conference ticket. Just going for day 1 as I couldn't justify the full 3 days at such a busy time but will anyone be in Manchester the night before for socialising? 
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Think I'm currently going on Tuesday but not staying overnight.
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Ian D Loasby

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Nothing to do with TEL except that I think its a lovely use of graphics to represent something that looks dry as just numbers and tables
Voter Migration 2010-2015. This page first posted 30 May 2015. This page gives an updated version of the pre-election esimates of voter migration. The idea is to analyse voters by how each one voted in both 2010 and 2015. Many voters will have continued to support the same party, ...
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Simon Warwick

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Hi everyone 

I’m the new Learning Technologist that has joined the TEL team in CiCS today.

I have been at Sheffield Hallam for the last 10 years, working as E-Learning Adviser for Sheffield Business School for the last 3 years or so, but in TEL for about 5 years. My main interests are mobile technology and google apps. 

I look forward to meeting you all, and working with you!

Cheers Simon
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Welcome! Just in time for the MOLEover too :) Hope you've had a good first week Si!
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Pete Mella

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Not had a proper play yet, but just discovered Adobe Voice has a new sister app for iPad called Adobe Slate, that creates lovely-looking, parallax-scrolling pages from images and text. Looks great for digital storytelling.

https://standout.adobe.com/slate/
Adobe Slate is a free iPad app that lets you turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story.
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For non-video presentations and infographics, you might also want to look at Canva (https://www.canva.com/), this has both a web and ipad app.
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