How to: Make your PowerPoints engaging and interactive with Office Mix

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Office Mix is a free Windows plugin for PowerPoint (Office 2013 and later) that lets you easily add narration, a talking head, annotations, screen recordings and more. It also allows you to add interactivity in the form quizzes and polls. It can then be saved as a regular video file or as an interactive presentation, with flexible online hosting  and … Read More

Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

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A few weeks ago, the Digital Learning Team published a blog post called “Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education” in where we discussed the importance of having a set of principles in mind that could guide the design or selection of a learning environment for higher education.  I strongly encourage you to read it, if you haven’t … Read More

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More

Starting on “I love blended learning”

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As I slowly familiarise myself with my new role, I am also making progress in learning more about the projects I will be leading and participating in for the first part of the year.  I have just returned from building 100, the Design Hub, where I met Soumitri Varadarajan (Deputy Dean Industrial and Interior Design) and Juan Sanin (Lecturer of Industrial … Read More

#MobileLearning

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#Authentic, #situated and #timely #teaching and #learning can often be achieved through a #mobilelearning approach What – Mobile phone, less is more. Here we consider #mobileLearning as an approach generally, and link to specific examples of practice. MobileLearning practically means that all announcements, communications and assessments need to be primarily achievable on a mobile device, putting the laptop and desktop … Read More