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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections

Is Teams a VLE killer? That’s the wrong question

Many of Jisc’s member institutions are looking at the potential of of MS Teams to be a core system in the support of learning and teaching. Here Chris takes a look at the fundamental difference between Teams and the traditional VLE to ask whether one could be a direct replacement for the other.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections Reimagining teaching and learning

Engagement and attention: recognising the difference

We use the word engagement a lot in education. Chris reflects on whether what we often think of as engagement is actually more like attention and why it’s important to be clear about the distinction.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections Reimagining teaching and learning

Innovation is all about keeping up with the tech, right?

What does it mean to “innovate”? Just because you’re using “innovative” technologies doesn’t automatically mean you are being innovative yourself. Conversely, you don’t need to use cutting edge technology to transform your practice in innovative ways. It’s tempting to think that in the field of education technology, if you’re not keeping up with the latest […]

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360 video – niche novelty or an immersive utopia?

Scott shares his observations creating a 360 degree video using a Samsung Gear 360 camera. The post highlights some of the key considerations you need to take into account when making your own videos and includes 360 degree footage of a twelfth century abbey.

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Droning on about making digital fun!

Scott and Zac share some observations on using drones to capture video content whilst out running on Dartmoor.

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Events Reflections

Imposter at ALT-C 2018?

Zac Gribble reflects on what makes events like ALT-C so important.

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Understanding the Challenges

John reflects on the upcoming Digital Leaders Programme and the development of a session that looks at how digital leaders can approach challenges and see beyond the hyperbole and uncover new opportunities for working holistically across an organisation.

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Digital practice – what’s in a name?

No need to file this one under “earth-shattering” but our team has changed its name! Since we started back in 2015 we’ve been called Student Experience but we’ve now changed to Digital Practice. I thought it was worth giving a bit of an explanation partly because it’s an interesting reflection on how we’ve changed over […]

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#ConnectMore18 highlights

Reflections on the workshops provided by the Student Experience Subject Specialist team on the recent run of Connect More events.

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Talking about employability at #ConnectMore18

Chris ran a workshop at the recent Connect More event in Scotland. Here he reflects on his two main personal learning points that arose during his preparation; how we can prepare learners to take on more of an active role in transforming the workplace and how rteachers can be effective role models when it comes to showing what digitally capable looks like.