What is an Excel Internship? And why should I do one while being enrolled in a full time course at University? These were the questions I was asking myself when I first moved to Southampton to start my Master degree.
Google Keep is a free, simple notetaking service with apps on Android and iOS, which can be also used on the web via a google account. Notes can easily be integrated with Google Docs. I use an android phone, a
Improving assessment reliability and student experience with a particular focus on student feedback and opportunities for reflection A general criticism of many areas of learning in HE has been around the quality of student feedback. If students have taken part
Lecture capture using Panopto can help students revise, work around timetable clashes, catch up missed sessions and assist with a wide range of learning differences and disabilities. But this is still a very basic use of a technology that offers
In the modern world of hyper-tech, everybody has some type of mobile device be it iPhone, iPad, Windows mobile devices, and even more. Each of these devices uses a slightly different Operating System (OS), iOS, Windows, Linux, etc. the ability
How to get organised and keep track of your lists using Trello for project management. My line manager is asking what I’ve done this month, we spent over an hour discussing the projects I have been doing and showing my
Today is a special day. Every two hours from 09:00-17:00 we will send you a new post with information and advice on some of the most useful apps available for mobiles, desktops and laptops. Get ready and read on! The
Podcasting is another wonderful way to bring Christmas cheer. Whether it’s sharing your conversations, creating a platform for your thoughts and ideas, finding friends and bringing them together; podcasting is a chance to draw audiences into your experience and talk
By Daryl Peel It’s time to get out your diaries. Thursday 16th November 2017, at the staff club on Highfield campus. Opened your diary and got that ready? Good! So what are you getting ready to go to? The Digital
by Daryl Peel Blackboard achievements have often been overlooked by learning designers, seen as a bit of a throwaway carrot to encourage students to take part in various activities in Blackboard. Admittedly, we need to be careful when implementing achievements
by Daryl Peel The Playful Learning Conference in Manchester is run on an annual basis and for Learning Designers who focus on playful learning design it’s the highlight of the year. Three days of fun activities, inspiring keynotes, networking
by Daryl Peel Newsletters have been coming out of various departments at the University of Southampton for a long long time and the Digital Learning Team is no exception. This post will appear once a month with the Digital Learning
EdShare is the University’s institutional repository for learning resources, making them accessible by all members of the University. This is in contrast with resources uploaded to Blackboard, which can only be viewed by students enrolled on the relevant module. Staff and students
The ability to work as part of a team is an essential skill for graduates, and most programmes include opportunities for students to develop it through participation in group projects. This is not always an easy experience for students who are used to individual assignments, and there are often tensions around communication and contribution. In particular, students are very unhappy if team members perceived as ‘free-loaders’ get the same shared grade as those who have done all the work.
(Scott Border @ SGH, 2017) May’s e-coffee@SGH was all about making videos and had one of the best turnouts with attendees getting excited to see Dr Scott Border from Anatomy within Medicine discussing his journey creating podcasts and videos for
Audio is a great education resource that students can use while travelling, waiting or working. It is easy to create, and students value the ‘human touch’ that voice offers compared with conventional texts.