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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Xerte Online Toolkits

Xerte is a tool that allows you to: Rapidly create quality interactive learning resources or get learners creating for each other. Use Xerte objects online or export and use offline where connectivity is limited. Put together different page types for different pedagogical purposes – eg presenting information, exploring alternative viewpoints,…

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Getting Dirty with Xerte

Having returned from leave to be greeted with “You have the most popular session of the month”, suffice to say I was rather nervous! However, after 7 months of blood, sweat and tears, Xerte is finally up and running here in Swansea.  The purpose of today’s session was to explain…

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Pebble+

Pebble+ is an e-portfolio but it is also so much more than an e-portfolio ! It is a Personal Learning System being used in learning contexts as diverse as schools, colleges, universities and professional bodies; by learners, teachers and assessors; for Personal Development Planning (PDP), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and…

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Blackboard

For Upgrade and Rollover information, please click here Blackboard (branded as MyStudies) is the University’s virtual learning environment, that can be used from anywhere, at any time of the day or night. Blackboard is widely used as a way to get resources for your subject or module, to your students.…

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Do YOU know about our SALT Resources?

Good morning all, I just wanted to draw your attention to some of the resources available on the SALT website. Did you know that we have a wiki that is crammed with useful resources and tools that academics have found useful in their teaching? Found on the Community tab on…

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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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Social media: A guide for researchers

“Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide has been produced by the International Centre for Guidance…

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Personal Learning Environments and Networks

Graham Atwell (@GrahamAtwell) has highlighted a sequence of video interviews recorded by Joyce Seitzinger (@catzpyjamasnz) at the recent (first?) Personal Learning Environments (PLE) conference recently held in Barcelona. The videos are part of her What My PLN Means to Me” project. The Three Letter Abbreviations PLE and PLN seem to…

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Onramp and Voicethread.com

“Ed Techie” (Martin Weller) recommended a new on-line resource for educators wanting to learn about e-learning. The resource is called Onramp and it’s being published by Jennifer (Jen) Jones on her blog Jenuity.com. Although I’ve only just discovered it and have only read the introductions and “lesson” 1 of the…

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