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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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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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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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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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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.

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Is it a bad idea to put corporate logos on your teaching slides?

Some learning providers are using slide decks with corporate logos and busy templates. But is it appropriate to use marketing slides for teaching and learning? Esther Barrett explores some issues around using corporate slide templates in education.

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Perceivable, operable, understandable, robust

Lis Parcell chats to Jisc accessibility specialist Laura Hutton about sourcing resources for learners with additional communication needs and the importance of the user experience

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Online peer observations

Many peer observations will be happening in live online classrooms in the coming months. Managers and practitioners are thinking about how to approach observations in a non-threatening way. If you want to design and run peer observations, this blog post will give you some practical ideas and considerations to get you started.

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What digital tools can you use for digital learning resource development?

Zac discusses digital tools that we can use for developing digital learning resources and what we must consider when selecting which to use.