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The Learning Evolution – Books, Augmented Reality, Narrative and Beyond…

John Sumpter explores how education can be enhanced by the appropriate and seamless integration of technologies such as Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality that many are unaware can be used in education today. John also reflects on his findings at the UA Reloaded conference in Germany.

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My first Student Experience Experts Group meeting

Zac reflects on the knowledge sharing and the very good reason to attend events like this on his first Student Experience Experts Group meeting in Birmingham.

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Who the hell do I think I am?

Chris reflects on how managing a Twitter account that he uses for personal and professional reasons can sometimes look a little confusing to the outside world and why the choices we make about what we put on social media have implications for those in positions of leadership.

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Looking through the (Johari) Window on Technology Use

Scott provides a personal account of how to encourage someone who is older to engage with technology and the internet and reflects on the challenges they face.

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Let’s go digital – an extra slice

Lis Parcell reports on the good practice shared at the second of CoLRiC’s two summer conferences for FE learning resources and looks at how college librarians are developing their digital capability. She also shows how you could help make a LearningWheel of useful digital tools for learning resources services.

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Online language – Why do we need to teach it?

This the fifth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at why we need to teach online language as part of digital capability and basic literacy.

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Online language – How are communities using it?

This the fourth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at how online communities use language characteristics and conventions as part of their identity.

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Online language – A new species of language

This the third in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther talks about David Crystal’s theory that online language is neither speaking nor writing although it has features of both. It’s a new species of language.

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Online language – What does it look like?

This the second in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at four different characteristics of this method of communication – what features and etiquette do we see developing online?

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Online language – Journey to a PhD

This the first in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Esther starts by describing how she came to do a PhD in education and online language.