Blackboard Collaborate – the virtual classroom

What ? A virtual classroom is a teaching and learning environment where participants can interact, communicate, view and discuss presentations from anywhere in the world, provided that they have internet access. The connection will often be through a video conferencing application that allows several users to be connected at the…

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Flipped Learning

SALT’s latest CPD offering is centred around the Flipped Classroom approach.  Flipped Classroom, Flipping the Classroom and Flipped Learning are all terms used to describe the concept, and each term is interchangeable. “The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside…

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Quizlet Guides

Quizlet is a website that lets you create, share and complete activities online. Anyone can share knowledge in any subject, at any level and gain confidence as a learner. All the content in Quizlet is created by users and 87% share what they create or study. This means that you…

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Reflections of ALTc

ALTc

This September Debbie Baff, Simon Gibbon and I (Mandy Jack) attended this year’s annual ALT (Association for Learning Technology) conference which is the UK’s main learning technology conference. See our reflections on the SALT Blog.  This year the conference was held at the University of Warwick Campus and the theme…

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Getting Started with Xerte – TEL Month

Today’s session on Xerte was a combined event.  Nicole Chartier, from the Academic Success Programme, and a student on the PGCert here at Swansea, gave a demonstration of a Xerte Learning Object that she had created as part of one of her assignments. This worked really well, as Nicole was…

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Group-work or working in a group?

Here is Mandy Jack abseiling off the top of Kilvey Hall of residence, behind Fulton House. She was part of the ISS team Book drop fundraising for SOS Africa. Video and images by Deb Baff Not exactly the type of group work we would normally be writing about here in…

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Learning Technology and Innovation

I recently attended a conference run by National Training Resources Limited on the subject of Learning Technology and Innovation.  One of the primary reasons for attending was to try and glean ideas for developing some purely online courses as part of the Work Based Learning Project in Engineering, but also…

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Research in Learning Technology now open access

Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology and is now open access so that access, including back issues, is now available free of charge. The journal aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes…

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