Author Archives: Jason Ruffell

Rip to Zip

Have you ever received a PowerPoint presentation, .ppt, .pptx, or show, .ppsx or similar and not been able to listen to the embedded audio? This is usually due to the codecs needed to play the file(s) not being installed on … Continue reading

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Designing for dyslexia

When creating resources it’s important that the content is accessible to all learners. This article in Design Week has some useful insights in designing for dyslexia. The style guide (below) is a good starting point. British Dyslexia Association: Style Guide … Continue reading

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YouTube Voice

So you’ve decided to make a short vlog to introduce your module or deliver some content. You’ve sourced a camera/phone/iPod/iPad and microphone* and selected a location to shoot it. You’ve created a rough storyboard and know what you have to … Continue reading

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Serious Gaming

Wouldn’t it be useful for employability if students could have experience of running a business before leaving university and having to do it for real? ‘Serious Gaming’ is filling that gap; allowing students to learn from their mistakes in a … Continue reading

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Using video

Barry Lyndon released in 1975 show-cased Stanley Kubric’s mastery of cinematography. Shooting scenes by candlelight required special attention. Kubric acquired three Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f0.7 lenses from Zeiss, lenses designed and built for NASA’s Apollo lunar programme to film … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology – digital sketchbooks

‘‘Study for the Last Supper” , Leonardo da Vinci, 1495-97 We all have in our pockets more technology and processing power than people had 10 years ago, even myself who decided to join the 21st century and finally invest in a … Continue reading

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Personal Feedback

“Personal feedback from the impersonal: optimising tutor marking efficiency and personalisation” Wanted: 5 Sheffield Business School undergraduate students to form a “student feedback group”. I want the group to help me specify and code a MS Excel prototype application that … Continue reading

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Spanish Short Film Festival at Sheffield Hallam University

The languages department are proud to present the 4th edition of the Spanish Short Film Festival -Sheffield Hallam University. The Festival is the celebration of a project completed by students of Spanish ULS Stage 5 at Sheffield Hallam University for which … Continue reading

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TurningPoint updates

TurningPoint has been updated to meet new regulations. If you have a TurningPoint or Responseware account please see the latest guidance from DTS.

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MOS Awards

Students receive their certificates from Andrew Lenehan, Regional Account Manager at Prodigy Learning. Students celebrate attaining their Microsoft Office Specialist awards in Excel The Finance, Accounting and Business Systems (FABS) have been organising and delivering the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification … Continue reading

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