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28 Ways to Spice Up Your Content in NOW

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Do you need some inspiration for providing learning materials in NOW?  Are you interested in the flipped classroom approach and want to provide more content online?
Here are 28 ideas for providing content through NOW using text, pictures, sound, vid

Adding embedded video to Power Point or Word

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This technology seems to have been available since 2010 but it has had problems in the past. As of time of writing both Word & Power Point 2013 are able to accept input of online videos sources. Word has 2 additional options.

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Are you sitting comfortably?

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Since the start of the year I have had issues with shoulder and neck pain. Unsurprisingly this has coincided with my desktop computer moving to a new desk, acquiring a new chair and, at last, a second monitor.

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New Excel Short topic courses

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Following on from the Excel users focus groups we ran in December last year, from late May CPLD is offering 9 newly created short courses in popular topics for Excel users at NTU
The initial topics are:

Creating Pivot tables with Excel
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Guest Blog Post – JISC Digital Student Event

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We’d like to welcome Jake Mairs as a guest contributor the Digital Practice Blog. Jake and colleagues from IS attended one of the JISC Digital Student Events that are currently under way around the country.

20-ish ways to use videos in learning and teaching

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Dr Stuart Jolly, Course Leader for BSc Coaching and Sport Science, has put together examples of how he uses video as a lecturer.

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SCALE-UP in action: Part II

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In my last blog post on 31 March 2014 I wrote about how Sue Smedley-Roberts from the School of Art and Design has been using Nottingham Trent University’s SCALE-UP facilities with a cohort of second year students studying Fashion Marketing.

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Three sources of free photos for everyone

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Photos, icons, illustrations, logos…
Images are great; they can bring your work to life or express a concept in an instant, and there are lots available out there on the internet.

On the Digital Practice Blog- Round-Up

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The digital practice blog has been going for almost six months now (where has the time gone?) and we’re introducing a new feature this month.

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SCALE-UP in action : Part I

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Recently I spent an interesting hour with Sue Smedley-Roberts from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art and Design, finding out more about her experiences using SCALE-UP with a cohort of second year students studying Fashion Marketing.

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