#welcome #technology #engage #open #atlas #research #courses ACIT news – Hilary Term 2016 – Week 1

To view all news items of this week: http://bit.ly/ht16-wk1 1.  Welcome to the new Director of Academic IT, Dr Peggy McCready http://bit.ly/1SsFaGm 2.  New Vice-Chancellor puts the spotlight on technology http://bit.ly/1nga0p1 3.  Digital Tech for Impact, Engagement and Outreach http://bit.ly/1RQ2q1f … Continue reading

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ACIT News – Hilary Term 15 – Week 0 # Innovation #WebLearn #TWSIA

1. IT Innovation Seed Fund 2. Digital Media User Group 3. WebLearn Transferred to New Resilient Hardware 4. WebLearn and Turnitin Courses 5. Calling All WebLearn Users: 2015 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Awards now Open ====================================================================== 1. IT Innovation Seed … Continue reading

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How to find ‘free-to-use’ images for educational purposes

Nowadays it is easy to find images online.  However, many online images have copyright implications.  Here is a list of sites (in alphabetical order) where you can find images that you can freely use for educational purposes. Note: although many … Continue reading

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How to compress large video files without losing quality using Handbrake

Large video files are slow to upload and download. One of the most popular tools that can significantly shrink the file size without losing quality is Handbrake. It is popular due to three reasons: It can convert video from nearly … Continue reading

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Five great free screen capture tools

Screen capture software can be used to: deliver online lectures that include annotations create demo videos for any computer programs record a video explaining a technical solution  to a problem frequently asked by your students share tips and tricks for … Continue reading

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Free education for all – open content sites – a handpicked collection-1

–http://ed.ted.com/ “TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and … Continue reading

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Free education for all – open content sites – a handpicked collection

  Udacity – http://www.udacity.com/ “Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our … Continue reading

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Free education for all – open content sites – a handpicked collection

Free Open Content from the University of Oxford – http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ ” This free site features public lectures, teaching material, interviews with leading academics, information about applying to the University, and much more. All the material is arranged within a series … Continue reading

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WebLearn: Tools for creating interactive online resources

Upon request, I will run the lunch time session once a term. The next session will be on Monday 14th May 2012. This one-hour session gives an overview of three free open source e-learning authoring tools: eXe, Xerte and GLO … Continue reading

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Creating interactive online learning materials using free open source e-learning applications

Most VLEs (Virtual Learning Environment) offer a HTML editing tool which allows you to create online content without learning HTML codes.   However, the web pages created using the tool have limitations: e.g. lack of interactions and sophisticated navigation. Here are … Continue reading

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