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ecoffee @ SGH

Final year medical student Callum Taylor led this month’s e-coffee@SGH session, with an inspiring look at some of the tools, projects and platforms that can help engage students.  It was packed full of useful tips and information, and showcased some really exciting resources. Continue reading →

ecoffee @ SGH

(Scott Border @ SGH, 2017)   May's e-coffee@SGH was all about making videos and had one of the best turnouts with attendees getting excited to see Dr Scott Border from Anatomy within Medicine discussing his journey creating podcasts and videos for the vastly popular YouTube channel Soton Brain Hub. Continue reading →

ecoffee @ SGH

Twitter was a popular theme for April’s e-coffee@SGH, with a great turnout to hear Penny Lee from Medicine's Marketing team share lots of tips for top Tweeting.  Penny gave a brilliant presentation ‘Twitter for Scientists’, explaining what might be the benefits of engaging with Twitter, sharing advice about how to get the most out of it and suggesting some useful accounts to follow. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

In this month’s e-coffee@SGH session, Daryl Peel from the Digital Learning team demonstrated two tools that can help users familiarise themselves with a physical space, or even use a physical space to help familiarise users with a topic.   ActionBound offers a means of creating interactive scavenger hunts, using GPS to recognise a location, and guiding users through a series of activities as they move around the space. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

February’s e-coffee session was led by Sarah Fielding, exploring possible uses of Thinglink, a tool for making interactive diagrams and videos. Signing up for a basic account gives you access to upload 2D images and label these with a series of hotspots.  Each hotspot can link to an image or weblink as well as a text description. Going a step further, Sarah showed some examples of 360° images, with different pictures at a single location linked and labelled to provide a virtual tour. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

December’s e-coffee@SGH explored some of the 12 apps of Christmas recommended by Dublin Institute of Technology and Regent’s University London. Both discuss how the apps suggested can be used in education, with case studies and examples. Sway is increasingly being used to create interactive presentations that students can work through (or create) independently.  As part of Office 365, it is possible to log in with university details. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

e-coffee@SGH builds on the iPAD coffee clubs that previously took place at SGH, exploring the use of mobile devices, but also sharing wider experiences and ideas around the use of technology. This month we looked at tools for creating quizzes and simple games to aid learning and encourage engagement.  Kahoot is a free tool that allows users to create quizzes that are led from the front of the class, with students playing along on their phones, tablets or laptops. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

At April’s iPAD coffee club Adam Warren (Senior Learning Designer, ILIaD) joined us to demonstrate various apps in response to requests raised at previous sessions. The conferencing tool Adobe Connect is useful for webinars, and is licensed for up to 50. It can be accessed at https://connect.soton.ac.uk, and anyone with a university login can set up a meeting. To find the app, Google ‘Adobe connect mobile’ as it's hard to find in App Store. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

After last session's inspiring introduction to Nearpod, it was great to hear that the Allergy team have been using this in their new 'Teaching the Teachers to Teach' module and it is being well received by students. This month's iPAD coffee club focused on note-taking and annotating pdfs. Apple TV is proving to be a useful asset to the sessions, making it easier for attendees to share what they are doing with the whole group. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

At SGH’s first iPAD coffee club of 2016, Andrew O’Malley, Stuart Morton and Lucy Law demonstrated Nearpod. The CLAS team have been using this to deliver interactive teaching sessions in Anatomy. Students enter a code to receive the session presentation on their own devices, and participate in quizzes throughout the presentation, ranging from multiple choice questions to annotating diagrams. Continue reading →