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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Looking Back, Facing Forward (2)

Following on from a blog post that we (SALT) created in January 2016 on New Year’s Resolutions, and given the changes that have taken place in 2017, here in SALT we thought it might be a good idea for some of us to reflect on what we’ve achieved in 2017…

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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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Reflections on the Digital Classroom Roadshow

Last week I attended the Digital Classroom Roadshow that was held at the University of South Wales. The roadshow was born from Duncan Peberdy‘s Active Learning Spaces and Technology: Advances in Higher and Further Education book. The roadshow has been touring UK institutions for the last 18 months to highlight…

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Looking for inspiration in your teaching?

A while ago, I came across a website (via twitter, incidentally) called Learning Wheel.  This particular site is a community site where you can collaborate and share resources or technology that can be used to enhance your teaching or professional development. Each wheel is split into 4 sections and each…

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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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What Pebble+ can do to enhance student learning

SALT’s IT Month kicked off with two contrasting uses of some of the features of Pebble+ to enhance student learning.  Pebble+ is available directly from the University’s home.swan.ac.uk portal for staff or is a tool inbuilt in Blackboard, the virtual learning environment. Joanne Berry from Arts and Humanities showed how she…

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What’s on this week as part of SALT’s IT Month?

   SALT SEPTEMBER IT MONTH Jo Berry and Steve Beale start the month-long activities on Thursday September 8th showing how they’ve used Pebble+ as part of their teaching and student support. On Friday Sep 9th, learn from Philippa Price about how to use Twitter to engage with your students and…

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