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TurningPoint Cloud Guides

The Learning Enhancement and Support Team have produced two guides, one for staff and one for students on how to use TurningPoint Cloud, the school’s student response system. TurningPoint Cloud turns students’ mobile devices into interactive response tools. By authoring questions directly into PowerPoint and asking students to respond, the traditional

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TurningPoint – Encouraging Active Engagement in Lectures

The traditional lecture is often criticised for being a passive learning experience for students. Evidence suggests that only a fraction of information presented is retained by students (McLaughlin and Mandin, 2001). Student response systems can facilitate student engagement with each other, the subject content and the lecturer. They enable students to interact in

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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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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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HYMS Tools Guide for Teachers

For all teachers/tutors who would like to make better use of the tools we have adopted Joyce Seitzinger’s guide for Moodle to show what Blackboard has to offer. In this guide we have listed each of the different tools which can be found within Blackboard, it also indicates the suitability

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