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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 →

Learn to play, play to learn

Gamification is a word that has been thrown around with a lot of interest but very little action. Small pockets of innovators have produce astonishing pieces of work in various faculties across the university. As the new Learning Designer here at ILIaD I have a vision to bring together those innovators in Gamification and spread the word on what is capable with this learning design. (www.linkedin.com/pulse, 2016) It's estimated that 18. Continue reading →

Opening Pandora’s box: YikYak in Higher Education

Professor Simon Lancaster (Communications Officer, Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows)   Pandora’s box was a jar in Greek mythology said to contain all the evils in the world. YikYak is an anonymous messaging map in which Yaks (200 characters of text, possibly accompanied by a photograph) are shared to all users within a limited geographical area. Continue reading →

Opening Pandora’s box: YikYak in Higher Education

Professor Simon Lancaster (Communications Officer, Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows)   Pandora’s box was a jar in Greek mythology said to contain all the evils in the world. YikYak is an anonymous messaging map in which Yaks (200 characters of text, possibly accompanied by a photograph) are shared to all users within a limited geographical area. Continue reading →

Timelines, EdTech, and Thin Slices of Student Learning

This year the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching is hosting a few educational technology working groups for faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring ways particular technologies might meet their instructional goals. One of those groups is investigating digital timeline tools, like Tiki-Toki and TimelineJS, that facilitate the creation of online, multimedia, interactive, and collaborative timelines. Continue reading →

Twitter’s Brush with Death

You might have missed it, but over the weekend, Twitter died.Indeed, the #RIPTwitter hashtag was trending worldwide. (I’ll let others ponder the metaphysics of a social medium serving as the platform for its own condolences.)It turns out, however, that Twitter wasn’t quite dead yet. Really, it’s getting better, reassured Jack (@jack) Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, in a tweet Saturday afternoon:“Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Continue reading →

Gearing up for #ALTC 2015

So, with only two weeks to go before this years ALT conference (ALTC) it’s time to start making sense of the programme and sessions, see what’s happening and when, and then trying to work out how to be in several places at once. So, after a first pass at the ALTC programme here are my plans, subject to change once I spend more time reading more of the abstracts and changing my mind. Continue reading →