Exploring our Oceans goes to South Africa

Earlier this year a couple of the¬†project team visited Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, as part of a collaborative effort to build links between NMU and the University of Southampton. Myself (Sarah Fielding, course project manager and Learning Designer) and Sofy Bazzini (film-maker and multimedia developer) went on a whirlwind tour lasting … Continue reading Exploring our Oceans goes to South Africa

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Virtually there…Experiments with Thinglink’s beta VR editor

Thinglink made its debut at number 89 in the 'Top 100 tools for Learning' in 2015 and will be one to watch in my book; especially with the release of the beta 360 version.

5 Bite-sized makeovers for unloved Blackboard modules

Have you heard the one about eating an elephant? Between working harder for research and increasing teaching commitments to match growing student cohorts, it's no small wonder that Blackboard modules end up at the bottom of the 'To do' list. A well-designed blackboard site can work for you in making your teaching (and time) more … Continue reading 5 Bite-sized makeovers for unloved Blackboard modules

Designing a module for blended learning: a case study

I'm currently in the thick of a live module which has undergone a significant redesign in its delivery. This post summarises some of the changes that were made and some of the challenges that we (myself and the academic team) have encountered. If you are thinking about including more blended learning in your delivery, there … Continue reading Designing a module for blended learning: a case study

Mentimeter review; BYOD for audience participation

What are they thinking? Are they listening to me? Do they understand the key concept that I just covered? photo credit: ne da se mi via photopin (license) If this sounds like you during, or after, one of your lectures then you could devote 5 minutes of lecture time to audience participation to getting some answers … Continue reading Mentimeter review; BYOD for audience participation

ILIaD activity in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences

As the ILIaD contact for Natural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Southampton, I co-ordinate a range of our activities with the Faculty. Having an Earth Sciences background means I'm frequently attached to specific projects that might benefit from more specialist knowledge. Here's a round up of what's been¬†happening (or is planned) for this … Continue reading ILIaD activity in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences