Category Archives: Learning Technology

4 tips for teaching online

There are some key principles that will help you teach effectively online. In this short video, Tony Reeves suggests four key tips to help you keep your students engaged in an online session: make it seamless make it discursive make … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #2

Nicholas Houghton’s tip for this week is: If your teaching involves using technology, arrive early enough to be able to set it all up and ensure it is all working; ensure you have the contact details of the person to … Continue reading

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There’s nothing quite like being found out

Photo by Eneida Hoti on Unsplash I recently put together a teaching session on making digital technology accessibe in teaching. The session was part of UCA’s PGCert in Creative Education, which I lead, and so I should know what I’m … Continue reading

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Digital tools for researching and collaborating – Tony Reeves

Digital tools for researching and collaborating There are so many digital tools that it’s hard to know which ones are useful. In this episode, Tony Reeves explains how the following digital tools that can help you and your students find … Continue reading

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What are the pedagogical benefits of video blogging?

    Video is everywhere The use of video as an instructional tool in Higher Education is on the increase. The widespread availability of affordable technology has dramatically increased consumer access to digital cameras, smartphones and tablets. Alongside this, the … Continue reading

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Using Trello for project management

Trello is a tool that enables you to create lists. Sounds simple enough? It is – but it’s also a powerful tool for enabling people to collaborate on projects. The UCA Learning 2 Learn project team are currently using Trello … Continue reading

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Using Padlet for crowdsourcing and collaboration

– A simple blogging platform to collaborate and disseminate – One place to easily contribute together – Simple crowdsourcing tool FIND OUT MORE

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How does Digital Literacy challenge and shape the way we learn?

  Do digital natives exist? One of the main debates in recent educational research has been the perceived digital divide between natives and immigrants. The phrases digital natives and digital immigrants were first used by Marc Prensky (2001) to identify … Continue reading

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How has Google affected the way students learn?

I recently came across this article on the excellent Mindshift blog about how Google is affecting the way students learn. In the article, the author considers how the ability to ‘search’ is changing how students approach their learning, and the … Continue reading

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Online Workshops

UCA’s Centre for Digital Scholarship is now offering online workshops. These explore aspects of digital pedagogy and provide an opportunity for UCA staff to build their confidence in creating effective online learning experiences. Book now to avoid disappointment! myUCA Masterclass: … Continue reading

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