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Hybrid sessions with the OWL camera

Throughout the 2023–4 academic year, we are running a new feature on the Learning Technology (LT) blog: a faculty takeover month! Each month, we will feature posts from different faculty members at the university. Every Friday, posts will highlight interesting work and ideas related to technology in teaching and learning and showcase unique projects from within …

Digital Accessibility Conference at UoN: Transforming the Culture

(Reading time: 1m 44s) Almost there! It’s just over a week until our highly anticipated Digital Accessibility Conference on June 26th, 2024, which will be taking place online and is free to attend. Why not make a day of it and book out a few rooms for your staff to watch the presentations and take …

Empowering Researchers with Data Skills: Insights from Data Fest 2024

Throughout the 2023–4 academic year, we are running a new feature on the Learning Technology (LT) blog: a faculty takeover month! Each month, we will feature posts from different faculty members at the university. Every Friday, posts will highlight interesting work and ideas related to technology in teaching and learning and showcase unique projects from within …

Unlocking Inclusive Social Media: Facts, Myths, and Accessibility Tips

(Reading time: 3m 57s) As mentioned in last week’s blog post on PDF accessibility, we are dedicating our June posts to all things accessibility. Why? Well, because on Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, we are very excited to be holding our second Digital Accessibility Conference. Just a bit of an update too: registration for this free …

Welcome to the Researcher Academy at the University of Nottingham

Throughout the 2023–4 academic year, we are running a new feature on the Learning Technology (LT) blog: a faculty takeover month! Each month, we will feature posts from different faculty members at the university. Every Friday, posts will highlight interesting work and ideas related to technology in teaching and learning and showcase unique projects from within …

Making PDFs Accessible: Why and How?

(Reading time – 2 m 51s) As we prepare for our second Accessibility Conference (online and free to attend) on June 26th, 2024, I have decided to dedicate this month to writing a few blog posts focused on accessibility. It’s also timely for me, given that I’ve recently been co-developing training materials that highlight the …

Mathematical Notation In Moodle

There are many disciplines across the University of Nottingham who make use of mathematical notation in their teaching. From the Faculty of Science to Engineering and beyond. Below we have shared some of the tools that you can use to embed mathematical notation in your teaching resources inside your Moodle module and in other formats …

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024, marks the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. To mark GAAD 2024, a new video has been produced on the ‘Voices of Disability’. Staff and students can access the video on …

Using the HoloLens and Augmented Reality (AR) with Xerte to Create Escape Rooms

(Reading time – under 4 minutes) Learning Technology has recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Escape Room Showcase hosted by Heriot-Watt University. Our presentation was about an escape room we created that combined the open-source software Xerte with the augmented reality benefits of a HoloLens. Following the presentation, we were asked what advice …

Reflections on the Teaching and Learning Conference Pt 1

In a two-part series, we will be reflecting on the recent Teaching and Learning Conference which took place on the UoN UK campus on the 23rd and 24th April 2024. This first post discusses the keynote presentation from Professor Carl Gombrich, the Dean and founder member of a new university called the London Interdisciplinary School. …