online discussions can enhance your learning and teaching practice

3 ways online discussions can enhance your learning and teaching practice


Whether you are delivering face-to-face, online or using a blended approach to learning and teaching, discussion boards and online forums can be a valuable addition to your teaching toolkit.


Technology Tips and Tricks: Free Online Survey Tool for NTU staff


You are thinking of running a departmental survey. Or you want to get feedback on an event from attendees. Or you want to use questionnaires for your students to get their feedback on a particular topic.

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NOW Tips and tricks: Keep Students updated by embedding a Blog feed

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Why not add a dynamic Blog feed to you NOW learning room home page, helping your students stay up to date with relevant latest Blog posts.

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Office 365 Tips & Tricks #5: Collaborating


In my previous Office 365 posts I have explained what Office 365 is and how to easily share documents with others.
Today, we’ll be looking at how to collaborate on documents saved to OneDrive Nottingham Trent University.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Changing the weather with Outlook calendar


Rain, snow, wind, temperature: it’s well documented that we Brits are obsessed with the weather.  According to an article by The Telegraph, ‘…almost 70% of British people check the weather forecast at least once a day.

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What is the NTU Digital Framework?


When NTU worked with the Changing the Learning Landscape programme we focused on eliciting how we could move forward with ensuring Digital Literacy was a core competence for both staff and students.

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3 tried and tested ways you can increase readership of your emails and online content


Is no one opening your emails? Are your blog posts going unread? Are you getting no clicks on twitter?
Then it could be as simple as not getting the title right.

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Office tips & tricks: using Conditional Formatting to auto track event dates

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In this example we look at how to get Excel’s inbuilt date functions to automatically signal expired or soon to expire event.
This is a moderately advanced topic but is an especially useful method for tracking a date value over time.

Great suggestions for using video in your teaching


Our colleagues at York’s St Johns University have published excellent resources on their blog.


Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference


On Friday 18th December 2015 I attended this inaugural conference organised and hosted by Sheffield Hallam University.

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