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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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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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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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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Be a Sharp Nosed Scholar !

Are you regretting your choice of academic discipline ? Is being a Professor of Economics* just not all you thought it was going to be and you’re wishing you’d followed your alternative dream of studying papyri in the shade of the shifting dunes on the west bank of the Nile,…

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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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Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

Whilst trawling through a backlog of Stephen Downes’ outpourings I saw this. You can find it here: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/12/super-book-of-web-tools-for-educators.html I know it is aimed at K-12, which isn’t actually us here, but pretend you hadn’t noticed that bit and have a look anyway as there are some nice resources here (including…

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