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Add digital storytelling to your online learning toolkit

Chris looks at the fundamentals of digital storytelling and how it can play a part in effective online learning and assessment.

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Good practice Reimagining teaching and learning

Active Learning in the Digital World

Active learning is the opposite of passive listening. Esther explores some key teaching methods and a range of digital tools and techniques to help.

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Live online classrooms – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your live onlive teaching session interactive, engaging and accessible for your learners.

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Webinars – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your webinar interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

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Crafted Teaching, Splendid Learning

Esther reflects on the nature of teaching as a craft and why we must thread digital skills through the objects and activities that we create.

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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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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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Are robots taking our jobs?

Esther Barrett looks at artificial intelligence and how it’s changing the modern workplace. Are our apprentices and trainees ready? This post is adapted from her keynote at the NTfW Teaching & Learning Conference in March 2018.

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Presentations – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your presentation interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

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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.