Category Archives: E-Learning

Why use infographics?

Infographics are a graphical representation of data. They are a great way to display information and to make connections between different statistics. There are several online sites that allow you to create your own infographic which include a range of … Continue reading

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Using Google Forms to Create Interactive Stories

In an earlier post we saw how you can use Google forms to create quizzes that can give differentiated feedback. It’s here if you missed it: https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/sbstel/2019/02/06/using-google-forms-to-create-quizzes-with-differentiated-feedback/ You can use these same principles to create an interactive story or choose-your-own-adventure style game using Google forms. Try this story about … Continue reading

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Using Google Forms To Create Quizzes With Differentiated Feedback

You probably know that you can make a quiz using Google Forms but did you know that you can give students differentiated feedback based on how they answer the questions? Take this quick quiz about Shakespeare plays a couple of … Continue reading

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

You can use the new features in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (released Summer 2018) to enhance the interactivity of your online teaching practice. What can you do with Collaborate? Share your video and audio live Share files such as powerpoint presentations … Continue reading

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draw.io

draw.io (https://www.draw.io/) is a quick and simple web-based app to create: diagrams charts layouts mind-maps network diagrams venn diagrams room layouts …and much more. Diagrams can be saved directly to your Google or One Drive as HTML files to keep … Continue reading

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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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