Advent Calendar #21: The Windows emoji keyboard and Moodle

Our colleague Marilena Minoia, Assistant Professor in French and Italian, Faculty of Arts has shared a tip about using the new emoji keyboard in Windows 10. To access the keyboard: Anywhere you can enter text, press the Windows logo key  along with . (period/full stop) to access the emoji keyboard. Select an emoji with the …

Advent calendar #20: The Future of Hybrid Teaching and Learning in HE (Workshop)

As the end of the year comes closer, we often reflect on the year that’s gone and make resolutions to improve or change in the year to come. Here’s a timely conference for anyone who’s thinking about moving on from blended or hybrid learning during the pandemic to see what the future looks like. You …

Sustainability: an online activity with a waste audit

A few years ago during our MOOC “Sustainability, Society and You” and the internal University NOOC version, “Perspectives on Sustainability”, one of the exercises devised by Professor Sarah Speight was a Waste Audit.  At a time when, thanks to COP26, sustainability issues are particularly topical, I was inspired to revisit this activity. During lockdown I …