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Blippar: easy creation of Augmented Reality

I have been experimenting with Blippar, an augmented reality app, to create an interactive conference poster. Visitors to my poster will read about designing a module for blended learning, but they can also ‘Blip’ images within it to access interactive multimedia from the module. This got me thinking about potential uses on campus for students; in labs, tutorials and so on. The good news is that as a simple AR creator tool, it’s user friendly and free for educators. Continue reading →

decentralised – delightful – digital

Yesterday I went to see my colleague Adam Procter give a talk about his ongoing PhD research in Web Science. Adam is Programme Leader for Games Design and Art at our Winchester School of Art and always has interesting things to say about the intersections of learning, technology, design and culture. You can view the slides on his website. He started with a provocative question “Why are the digital tools used by tutors so terrible, and why can’t anyone fix this?”. Continue reading →

next #TLCwebinar with Dr Bex Lewis @drbexl discussing the Big Agency

Title of the webinar: Reworking The Big Agency as an interactive employability unit Dr Bex Lewis, image source Dr Bex Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing in the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan  University with a special interest in communications and digital culture. To find out more about her exciting past and present activities, research and projects, please click here. Continue reading →

Articulation 6: playful learning

I was keenly aware that this training on sustainable hairdressing was voluntary, and this provided several design imperatives: It should be fairly quick to complete; I was aiming for around 40 minutes and our data showed that was actually the average time taken. That placed constraints on the amount of content, especially text – and I also thought that ‘bite sized’ ideas would best suit our target audience. Continue reading →

Articulation 4: trigger happy

In my previous post about the Sustainable Hairdressing project, I talked about the 40 triggers used to ensure that the salon panorama slide showed which areas had been already visited. But there were still a few more to add to provide a smoother user experience. Providing guidance to the learners The first was a trigger that showed a layer with instructions the first time a user visited the salon panorama – i.e. if the variable how2pan is True. Continue reading →

Guidance materials for budding 2017 National Teaching Fellows

Guidance for 2017 National Teaching Fellowship Applicants Sally and the ANTFs have pulled together some guidance here for colleagues who might be running workshops in their institutions for the 2017 National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. Please note the deadline is 25th April 2017 and there are some changes that will impact on anyone intending to resubmit their application from last year. Attached here are PowerPoint slides and a PDF file. Continue reading →