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Fergus Conolly

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And looks like they're forcing update to new G+. But again... begs the question where are events?
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Gary Wood

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I've had an email from #Evernote to say it's starting to charge for sync on more than two devices in a month's time.

I need sync on iPad, Android phone, Mac and two PCs, so I need to act.

I'm considering switching to Microsoft #OneNote, which has a migration tool to import notes from Evernote, and has apps for all the platforms I need.

Has anyone else made this transition? Any advice?
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Thanks, Tim. It sounds like this could work as a solution for anyone who doesn't have OneNote, or doesn't want to migrate.

I have to say, though, I'm finding OneNote to be great. It does everything I could do in OneNote, but has some additional functions that make it easy for me to flag (and subsequently check off) action points during meetings.

The only thing I've found so far that I don't think is as good as Evernote is the options when you take a photo of a paper document to include in notes. Evernote was quite good at optimising the photo so that the paper became white, whereas OneNote seems to insert the image without any optimisation applied.
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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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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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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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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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Thomas P Jolley

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I've come across an issue this morning affecting people with Apple devices using safari.

Seems in the search bar it keeps crashing and hanging for some users.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35420573

The workaround at the moment seems to be to disable "search engine suggestions".

This can be found in Safari>Preferences>search>include safari suggestions.
Users of Apple's Safari browser are complaining that the program has begun crashing when they try and carry out a search.
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Thanks for the update Thomas. 
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Thomas P Jolley

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to quickly post to introduce myself.

I started my new role as a Learning Technologist yesterday in the Technology Enhanced Learning team in CiCs.

Prior to this role I worked in a TEL related role at Sheffield Hallam university for just under 5 years. My experience includes, Blackboard (or MOLE as I now call it :-) ), Google apps, Web conferencing and use of mobile devices in learning and teaching.

I'm happy to be on board and look working with many of you.

Thanks,

Tom

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Hi Tom - welcome on board, if any of the TEL team ask you to lend them a tenner, don't - you'll never get it back. Apart from that they're not a bad bunch ;-)
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Jesse Armstrong

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Does anyone know of any free software or ways to create a decision-tree based quiz or interactive adaptive quiz?
I can't seem to find what I'm looking for online.
I'm basically looking to create an interactive workflow builder, so a multiple choice question is given and each answer unlocks a different path.
Has anyone ever created anything similar?
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Thanks Bryony! =)

OL has a visual editor that shows a map of the scenario and allows you to add and edit nodes and paths as you go. Nearly all of the scenario was created by Fiona Gilchrist, an academic colleague who didn't find major problems with it. Some basic functionality is missing e.g. captions for images, which would have helped us a lot. I had to do some 'how to' videos for Fiona since the OL support stuff is not user friendly.

Server set-up mostly requires patience, coding isn't required. If you've installed Wordpress on cPanel, this is doable, but set aside a whole day and a mild sedative! I'd be happy to help if you want to try it. 
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Gemma Holtam

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Hi, I'm setting up a blogger blog, which print services are designing a header for. However, I'm really struggling to find the header dimensions to send them. Does anyone know how to find this info? Thanks
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Thank you for replying. I've had a play around have hopefully now sent the right header size to print services.
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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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Anyone else seen this on Google Drive? Cloud HQ - what is the difference between what we do now and this?
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It's gone now - ghost in the machine probably
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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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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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Ian D Loasby

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any Surveymonkey users out there.

If so is it running like an asthmatic ant for you to?

Indeed while waiting for the bad gateway errors to go away and watching my report buffer I was alerted to this gem.

All of your paper are belong to us even

http://okessay.org/

If you are looking for a good and reliable essay writing service, then OkEssay.org is your choice! Order any type of academic paper from our professional writers.
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They've fixed a lot of blatant typos on there from when I saw it the other day! It was hilariously bad.
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Gary Wood

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Has anyone ever used InSync (www.insynchq.com) to synchronise Google Drive files to their local machine?

It works like Google's own drive app, but is more powerful in many ways. I'm interested in it for two features: it's ability to synchronise both a personal and work Drive account, and it's ability to selectively include and exclude folders from synchronisation (including nested folders).

Just wondering if anyone might already have experience with it, before I explore it further. I have a slight nervousness about using a non-Google app to synchronise files, although it does seem to be almost universally positively reviewed from what I've read.
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Perhaps Chris Willis or someone in CiCS might be able to advise?
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Do you have any good example of group work in TEL? We are organising some sessions about the use of Technology for our Curriculum Review and I would like to do a session on group work.
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I did a project with students where they built a website called All About Linguistics to promote linguistics to A-Level students. This involved them working in small groups to each tackle a topic, but there were relationships between topics so they had to collaborate across groups to highlight those and make links. We used Google Sites as the platform, and its page level permissions functionality to enable students to view the entire site in production, but only with edit rights on their own section. Happy to share further details, if this is of interest and the kind of thing you were looking for. There's also a video case study of the project, that might be of interest: http://tel.group.shef.ac.uk/casestudy-wood-googlesites
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Farzana Latif
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Dear Colleagues

AMRC are currently recruiting for 2 Learning Technologists, that might be of interest to this community. 

Closing Date: 4th January 2016
Salary: £29,847 to £37,768 per annum 
Fixed Term Post: Full Time for 24 months

More details:

The AMRC Training Centre has recently announced a new part-time degree in Manufacturing Technology. This new degree is supported by HEFCE and has been specifically designed as a new pathway to an engineering degree for students who have progressed through the apprenticeship route. The degree will be offered on a part-time basis and is intended for candidates who have passed through an apprenticeship programme and wish to study on a part-time basis while holding a post in manufacturing industry. Industrial experience will be a key part of this course and it is expected that all students will have the strong support and involvement of their employer.

The post-holder will be a key member of the team shaping the BMan/MMan in Manufacturing Technology Engineering and will work closely with academic staff and other Learning Technologists, to inspire change and transform learning and teaching. The successful candidate will be an excellent team player, keen to share ideas and able to work collaboratively through building strong relationships with colleagues. You will apply your experience of using technology to enhance the innovative delivery and adoption of both blended and distance learning. You will act as a source of expertise, offering both pedagogical and technical guidance to users in order to facilitate the use of a wide portfolio of learning.
View details for this Learning Technologist (2 posts) job vacancy at University of Sheffield in Northern England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk #jobsacuk
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