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Pianobook: a different form of digital storytelling?

What does digital storytelling look like these days? Chris assesses the Pianobook community site as a possible unexpected example of digital storytelling in action.

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Good practice

Digital wellbeing taster course goes live!

News of Jisc’s digital wellbeing taster online course. This is a free taster course designed to help staff consider what types of actions they can take to support learner wellbeing.

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Good practice Wales digital resources

Effective design and use of digital learning resources – collected project materials

Between March and June 2021, Zac Gribble and I ran a series of online sessions on the effective design and use of digital learning resources. This post brings together in one place all the project materials – webinar recordings, links collections and other guidance – developed as part of the project. This work was carried […]

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Top 10 Tips for using MS Teams as a VLE

Many learning providers are using MS Teams for both live and asynchronous delivery. We asked Microsoft for their top tips when using Teams as a virtual learning environment. Here’s what they said…

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Events Good practice Wales digital resources

Wherever next? Virtual worlds as digital learning resources – and a look ahead

Resources from an online session where we found out how staff and students at Cardiff and Vale College have explored using Second Life in subjects ranging from science to travel and tourism.

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Events Good practice Wales digital resources

The art of the possible

Resources from an online session for the post-16 sector in Wales on using audio and video in the creation of digital learning resources.

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Events Wales digital resources

Go for it! Ewch amdani!

In April we ran an online session on creating and using Welsh medium and bilingual resources. Guest contributors included the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (Dr Lowri Morgans, Joanna Evans, Mary Richards and Enfys Owen), Welsh Government (Gareth Morlais) and Sgiliaith (Helen Humphreys). Thankyou to Lowri for this guest blog post, Welsh first, followed by English translation and further resources.

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Good practice Wales digital resources

Creating a Motivating and Engaging Online Learning Environment

A look into some of the practical approaches to creating motivational online activities and learning environments.

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Good practice Wales digital resources

Adding Interactivity to your Digital Resources

A few ideas on how you can take your digital resources one step further by adding interactive elements. This article explores some of the practical applications of interactive content such as flashcards, interactive images/videos, branching scenarios and interactive case studies.

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Digital skills and employability in a transformed workplace

Chris takes a quick look at the issue of employability and digital skills, and how we are preparing college and university leavers to enter a transformed workplace.