ecoffee @ SGH: Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning? Why does UDL matter? Architect Ron Mace coined the term “universal design” to describe the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in …

ecoffee @ SGH: Virtual Reality in education

February’s eCoffee saw attendees taken on a series of virtual adventures, using Oculus Go headsets.  Recent university Virtual Reality (VR) projects include creating interactive 360 experiences from footage gathered on field trips.  This supports students in getting the most out of the trip by preparing them in advance, helping answer any questions or address anxieties they …

eCoffee @ SGH: Panopto – not just lecture capture!

Panopto: not just lecture capture was our theme for December’s eCoffee, looking at the various ways Panopto can be used to support teaching, learning and assessment. The university help pages for Panopto at http://go.soton.ac.uk/panopto are a great source to help you get started, and provide step-by-step guides to some of the other uses of …

ecoffee @ SGH: Learner participation via Vevox and Nearpod

Clickers have provided a good way of involving learners more actively in lectures, and with mobile devices increasingly ubiquitous, quizzing, polling and feedback are becoming easier to integrate into taught sessions.                     At this month’s eCoffee session we explored some of …

ecoffee @ SGH: Kumu for mindmapping by Simon Fraser

Kumu In 2018’s first e-coffee session, Simon Fraser demonstrated Kumu, a powerful tool for creating mind maps. Kumu allows detailed mind maps to be built, with an underlying structure and customisation options, for instance colour-coding for different categories. Once completed, mindmaps can be exported in pdf format or shared online. In …