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Jisc Digifest 17 conference

On the 14th March Daniel and I both headed down to the Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on the 14th March for the first day Jisc’s annual two day Digifest conference. Given this event is free to attend for employees of UK higher education institutions it seemed too good an opportunity

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Managing iPads on a larger scale

Our first venture into handing out devices to students has been quite a learning curve for us and has thrown up a number of challenges along the way. For example how do we configure, manage and push out apps and updates to student devices, particularly when students are based at

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Merry Christmas from the Learning Enhancement & Support Team

The HYMS Learning Enhancement & Support Team would like to wish everyone at HYMS a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Once again it’s been a busy year for the team and the observant amongst you will have noticed that over the course of the year we’ve changed

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Sprucing up the Tutor’s Area

Now we’re seeing an increasing number of HYMS tutors and academics engaging with students using Blackboard we’re very keen to make sure they have good support for all of their teaching activities. To this end we’re making some changes to the ‘HYMS Tutors’ Area’ on Blackboard. The aim is to

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Lecture Capture and the Flipped Classroom

Here at HYMS we have been using Lecture capture for a number of year now with great success. It has become an invaluable part of our teaching methodology (certainly at undergraduate), with the geographically dispersed nature of HYMS not having lecture capture would make lecture and content delivery problematic to

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Westminster Briefing – Embedding Digital Literacies in your University

Back in February of this year the House of Lords select committee on Digital Skills published a report titled ‘Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. This was intended to be a call to action for the incoming government after the general election. The report essentially outlined that the UK

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Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

This is a nice blog article from the American website Faculty Focus (http://www.facultyfocus.com) where Philip LaRocco talks about how he revitalised his Energy Business and Economic Development course with a blended/flipped classroom approach (see link below).   Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

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Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool

The ‘Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool’  is the latest in a series of publications from the National Union of Students aimed at improving the quality of feedback and assessment in education.   In this the NUS lay out ten principles of effective feedback, mapped against them are five categories/scales from

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The Digital Student

The Digital Student, a term increasingly being talked about in education, so what do we mean by this, and what bearing do Digital Students have on HYMS and it’s teaching. Should we as an institution have a better understanding of our digital students and what their needs are? With the

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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition

The NMC Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education Edition has been released (12th edition of the report). The Horizon Report is collaboration between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and describes the findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely

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