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3 new featurettes from Turnitin... worth a quick(ish!) write up!

Grade anything and Grading forms in particular

http://learningtechnologiesteam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/turnitin-3-new-mini-features.html
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The Manchester Distance Learning Network is pleased to present this online webinar, which will be presented by Ella Sherman from Nearpod using Fuze Meeting.

NearPod is an app that allows teachers to prepare lessons that combine presentation, collaboration and assessment and then manage how that information is then shared on a student’s mobile device. Teachers create a slide presentation using NearPod and then embed video and add polls, quizzes and activities. This presentation with all of its interactivity can then be delivered synchronously to a class using NearPod or distributed as homework for asynchronous lessons. The results of any polls, quizzes, etc are stored for retrieval by the teacher later on to monitor student performance, opinion, etc.

To register for this event, go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-interactively-using-nearpod-tickets-11083933343

If you register for this event, you will be sent a Fuze Meeting invitation prior to the webinar to join the webinar, along with any instructions.
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Farzana Latif

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Technology Enhance Learning Showcase - Call for volunteers

Hi All

We are running a TEL showcase to help disseminate examples of how technology is being used to enhance teaching and learning across the institution. The session will take place during lunchtime, 12-2 and will have a round table format, whereby attendees can rotate around different tables, find out more about different projects and ask questions.

If you would like to share your work or would like to nominate someone then do let me know!

Farzana
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is there a date for this yet?
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Mark J Morley

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My last blogpost from the GALT conference covers the Workshop I attended in the afternoon.
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Latest Learning Technologies Bolgpost: Part 1 of the GALT Event from Friday
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Zafer Ali

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Hi All, 

Turnitin have released a new version of their iPad App, they recommend that you sync before upgrading to help avoid experiencing errors. For more info: http://bit.ly/TiiKnownIssues
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I think Turnitin may be missing a trick here, tablet world is changing rapidly. You cant just ignore a platform and hope it goes away, especially when its capturing a huge section of the market. We would like to mark offline but don't have the budget to purchase 10 (or more) iPads each linked to an individual user. A cheaper platform with multiple accounts on each device might sell it to us.
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Hi all,

The Creative Media Team are launching an 8-week online media course for students next month. As well as providing basic skills, it will go towards students' HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report).

Please distribute to any students you think may be interested!
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Thanks James, there certainly seems to be demand for a staff version so I'll definitely get something off the ground once the material is completed.
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Nav K Hundal

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The Future of Audio Feedback HEA workshop on the 14th of January held at Sheffield Hallam University. I'll be co presenting a workshop entitled Future Feedback... Supported by Technology.

There are 40 places for those interested!  Agenda http://goo.gl/QBkMAl  
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Thanks for this... I'm hoping to be there as well :)
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Nice Creative Commons Flickr search tool
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Ah, my bad - apologies +Danny Monaghan - fools rush in and all that :-) thanks again
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Ros Walker

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This 'Games for Healthcare' invitation has dropped into my In-box today. Not sure if anyone would be interested, but looks like there could be some good sessions. Pls forward anyone in your faculty if you feel it is appropriate.
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Are you using technology to enhance learning and teaching in a new and interesting way? Do you know of someone who has done some great teaching with technology? Do you want to see more people making the most of technology to teaching, learning and assessment.?

Maybe you are using MOLE to improve assessments and save time, Google Docs to encourage collaboration amongst students, PebblePad to support reflection, clickers to engage your students in large classes, creating video and other media rich resources, using mobile devices to expand the classroom... or maybe something else.

The Learning Technologies Team are looking to highlight and share great ideas and good practice using technology in learning and teaching by creating a range of case studies. These will include video interviews and online articles, to allow you to share what you have been working on with others who are interested. We are also organising a showcase to share examples of practice across the institution and are looking for volunteers to showcase their work. 

Please get in contact with us if you are interested via the link below.

http://goo.gl/eVUEAM
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Hi Folks,  Our Turnitin training courses for April 2014... please feel free to disseminate to any interested colleagues :) 

We have 2 "Introduction to Turnitin" sessions on the 9th April and 11th April 2014. These sessions cover the basics, including assignment set up, submission and interpreting the Originality Report.

We also have 2 sessions entitled "e-assessment with GradeMark". In these sessions we cover the main components of online marking and feedback. This includes Quickmark sets, general and audio feedback as well as Rubrics. These sessions take place on the 16th and 17th of April 2014

If you would like to attend any of these workshops then please utilise our Learning management system(LMS) to book a place.

Click here for the LMS, (You will need to be logged into MUSE):  https://lms.shef.ac.uk/index.php

Click on the "learning technologies" category at the top left, the relevant training courses will then be displayed.

Click on "more info" to display information on where and when the training sessions are taking place. Click "enroll now" to enroll on a particular course date/time.

Each training session will be no longer than 2hrs.

For any enquires please contact Turnitin@shef.ac.uk
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Thank you James - looks really useful! I've emailed my Department about this. Good luck with them! :)
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Second blogpost covering Friday's GALT Event (please share with colleague)
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Clarification of the Getty Images embed from Creative Commons.
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I think given that for most occasions, true CC BY images and content of your own will most likely suit your cause, I'd be wary about using content that could change any time and lead to embarrassment. I remember someone using Pageflakes in the NHS years ago, all of a sudden with no warning they added adverts - these were very random, with the NHS portal having ones from BUPA on them. If there is a better alternative take it, but nothing will be 100% perfect from my experience.   
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Gary Wood

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Do educational apps and edtech replace the love of learning with an interest in pressing flashy buttons? Does technology make less motivated students?
http://exitticket.org/does-technology-make-less-motivated-students/
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This seems to be an interesting article. I recommend reading the comments/discussion that follows the main article.
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Is anyone challenging Futurelearn on what monetization initiatives they plan to implement?
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Ken Grace

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MOLE support pages in the CMS have been moved from
http://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/mole2/
to
http://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/mole/
Please update any links you have created
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Fab!  :)
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