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Nearpod - transforming the classroom through mobile learning

Nearpod for creativity, engagement and assessment

Nearpod is an online, interactive tool that allows you to create interactive multi-media presentations, and share them with your classes. Your students can then interact and submit responses with through their own devices, and you can monitor and measure student progress, both individually and by aggregate. In this video Anne-Gaelle Colom of the University of […]

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Padlet as a tool for collaboration and active learning

Padlet is a great mobile learning tool that easily allows collaboration between students in the classroom, enabling peer learning to take place, and co-creation of resources. The finished Padlets can then be shared, allowing them to be posted to Blackboard for future reference. In this Video Claire Humprheys from the University of Westminster’s Faculty of […]

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Mobile learning in science and technology

Mobile learning enables to student to learn in new and innovative ways, and adds greater flexibility to group working, co-creation, work flows and collaboration. In this series of videos, called Transforming the Classroom Through Mobile Learning, staff from the University of Westminster‘s Faculty of Science and Technology introduce a range of mobile technologies, and how […]

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Sir Ken Robinson - Bring on the learning revolution

Bring on the learning revolution

The learning revolution was the focus of a seminal 2010 TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson. Watched over five million times, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Although the focus here is on […]

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Pedagogic practices to support engagement

Student engagement is an holistic concept combining participation, involvement affiliation and quality of learning. It relates to the full range of experiences and practices of being a student and of learning in a university. It is a description of the behaviour toward, relationship with, and commitment to learning. Engagement is supported by a sense of […]

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Suggestions for maintaining engagement during lectures

Lecturing for learning: attention span and engagement

Engagement of students during lectures can often be a source of frustration for tutors. In this video Tom Angelo from the University of Sydney works from the premise that engagement lasts approximately 20 minutes before waning.  He goes on to make helpful suggestions for ways in which engagement in lectures can be maintained or switched […]

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