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Ian D Loasby

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getting excited now as we have the trailer available and it's only 6 weeks till the course runs. So if you feel you have 3 hours a week to spare during the dark autumn nights come and join in 
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Looking good, roll on autumn!
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Blended Learning: Feared or misunderstood....?  I'd say both!
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Useful post/link, thanks.
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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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Ros Walker

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The Manchester Distance Learning Network (MaDLeN) is pleased to offer you this free webinar entitled: Interactive Video with eduCanon. This webinar will be held at 3pm on 8th July.

eduCanon is an online learning environment in which you can create and share interactive video lessons. Lecturers begin with any YouTube or Vimeo video content and can transform this traditionally passive content into an active learning experience by segmenting the content into digestible portions and inserting activities that students engage with as the video progresses. This is proving to be a popular technology for flipped teaching as well as for asynchronous online learning.

This online webinar will be run by eduCanon specialists. The webinar will aim to:

introduce the eduCanon technology and its capabilities
provide examples of how it might be used
provide contact details for further information.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interactive-video-with-educanon-tickets-17563645336

Please note: you will be sent details for how to enter the online webinar a few days prior to the event.
eduCanon is an online learning environment in which you can create and share interactive video lessons. Lecturers begin with any YouTube or Vimeo video content and can transform this traditionally passive content into an active learning experience by segmenting the content into digestible portions and inserting activities that students engage with as the video progresses. This is proving to be a popular technology for flipped teaching as well as ...
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Sounds great - sadly it's the same time as the White Rose Learning Technologists' Forum meeting in Leeds which is a shame.
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David Read

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Good to have up to date info about the key articles in a field
The official source for information about Google Scholar
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Bryony C Olney

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Given that electronic marking and feedback is on the increase, how do other departments manage the moderation process? Online or Offline?

I've been piloting electronic feedback with several modules during this exam period and have experimented with a bit of online moderation. I'm interested in what approaches other departments take given that neither TurnitIn or Blackboard are set up for online moderation. Thanks!
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Great! :D
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Bryony C Olney

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Has anyone got any examples of Undergraduate Marking Criteria they'd be prepared to share?

We have an L&T Away Day next week looking at Assessment Feedback & Marking Criteria and want to focus a discussion around alternatives that could be used.

Apologies, not strictly TEL related (although it will be when I put them in TurnitIn!)
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I'm not big fan of them. And staff in ScHARR haven't adopted them much possibly because historically they've been a bit cumbersome to create. I like the fact this tool can start offering stock phrases which you can add to or amend encouraging the build up of comprehensive feedback and for each of an assessment component's criteria. And the autograding is useful I've been told for when marking pairs come to moderate work together. Hopefully rallies against anyone thinking it's ok to supply one line of feedback. But I realise it's a SCHARR-focussed thing. But I might be able to create one for you if you have the rubrics ready and waiting?
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Ros Walker

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Latest edition of our Faculty TEL newsletter available now: http://www.showandtel.info/2015/05/9th-may-2015.html

I was in quite a reflective mood when I wrote it! Hope it is useful. 
Message from the Newsletter Editor Well, I am settling in to my new base up the Management school and pleased to report that my daily step count (using a fitbit) now regularly exceeds the 7,000-steps-per-day goal I had set m...
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James A Slack

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Hello All,

A quick update on the MyEcho Booking Procedure, feel free to share this with any colleagues you feel may be interested.

MyEcho is now available as an equipment item for timetable events in CMIS and timetablers in departments can add this to events prior to the events being allocated a room by the CiCS Room Booking team. If you would like to request for MyEcho recordings then please contact your departmental timetable unit and ask for them to select the “MyEcho Recording” option.

Once all events have had a room allocated, CiCS will be contacting the staff member to confirm the myEcho booking and to discuss some of the publishing options.  It is therefore very important that you specify who will be lecturing for the requested modules.

The deadline for requests via this process will be 15th May. You will still be able to arrange for recordings via the usual method after this date although the availability of rooms will be subject to the Room Bookings process.

If you have any questions/comments on this please contact the MyEcho team at cics-lts@shef.ac.uk

Many thanks,
Learning and Teaching Support
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Ros Walker

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Screencasting: I'm writing a booklet on Screencasting for our Teach Online course (FSS and MDH).  What would your recommendations for software be? I am looking at Jing, Screen-cast-o-matic, using the record function in PowerPoint and Explain Everything for iPad. Any comments / suggestions. 
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'lecture capture' and 'lecture casting'?  Doesn't limit to the screen only.  And makes a demarcation between input and output :)
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Ian D Loasby

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From the student arm of Turnitin
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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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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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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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Ros Walker

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Futurelearn have just announced a new MOOC: Film making for the web. This would be a great short course for anyone interested in using more video in their courses. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/digital-storytelling
Combine theory and practice to tell powerful stories through film online. Unleash your potential in this free online course.
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Looks good Ros, this could be useful for our BMS227 module. Our students have recently made some great promotional videos for the department as part of this course.
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Ros Walker

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I have a student on our Teach Online course who has asked about Infographics. Does anyone have any experience or advice to share? 
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Thanks, everyone. 
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Pete Mella

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Below are details of the two-part MOLE Exemplary Course Programme, taking place on 24th June and 26th August. There are places available, bookable via LMS at https://lms.shef.ac.uk/index.php#LTT.

The MOLE Exemplary Course Programme is designed to help course designers identify and develop desirable practices for designing engaging online courses. Using the exemplary course rubric, instructors and course designers are able to evaluate how well their own course conforms to best practices outlined in the rubric and through the peer review element of the programme, and have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on the development of MOLE courses.

The programme is split into two sessions. The first will focus on ideas and techniques to build engaging content with a mix of hands on, discussion and presentation. Following on from this session the attendees will work on a MOLE course with a view to applying these techniques, and the exemplary course rubric, to the content and structure of the course. The second session of the programme will provide the group with the opportunity to conduct a peer assessment exercise on all the courses and provide feedback that will further enhance the courses, and potentially choose candidates to be put forward to the global Blackboard Catalyst Awards Exemplary Course Programme, which the University of Sheffield programme is based on.

Attending the programme and submitting your course for review will provide you the opportunity to:

Reflect on your own course design through a self-evaluation of your course and gain new perspective and insights on your course.
Receive detailed feedback on your own course development including best practices and areas for improvement.

Apply lessons learned from the Exemplary Course Rubric to your own courses or those you are helping to develop.

Gain professional development experience and recognition for your accomplishments and participation in the program.

All courses will be reviewed and will receive detailed feedback on their design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support components. Submitted courses are reviewed by peer reviewers. Additional feedback is provided by the Exemplary Course Programme leaders. 

The course will run over two sessions, on 24th June and 26th August both at 2pm, and you will need a MOLE course you have access to edit the content and structure of. You must be prepared to complete any work on this course by the second programme session, and be able to provide feedback to other course owners on the programme.

To book on the course, please click on the following link to the LMS:
https://lms.shef.ac.uk/index.php#LTT
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Nothing 100% planned at the moment, but I would think so, yes.
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Ian D Loasby

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Assessment and Feedback institutional checklist
The toolkit working group will be looking at the usefulness of tools & checklists over the next few weeks so here's an example just to get us thinking. Comments welcome. Checklist for institutional Self-Assessment. Strategy and policy. Is your institution's approach to assessment and feedback ...
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Just shared this with our Director of L&T - think it has a lot of merit even outside of the world of EMA, really useful checklist.
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Farzana Latif
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The University's online learning pages have been updated. Do pass on any feedback that you have to me.
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also missing one programme from , the MRes Muscular Skeletal Ageing in Human Metabolism 
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