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Digital Accessibility Conference 2024

Following the huge success of last year’s Digital Accessibility conference, we’re pleased to announce that University of Nottingham Libraries will be hosting the conference again on Wednesday 26 June 2024.   This year’s conference, Transforming the Culture, will be held online and will bring together practitioners from right across the sector for a day of talks, discussions and …

An Introduction to Engage

The Engage Platform, delivered by Echo360, contributes to active learning within the University. Not only does it make audio and visual recordings of teaching sessions, it also offers engagement tools, learning analytics and the ability to live stream. Engage does much more than just record lectures. Why should I use Engage? There are several good …

Five minutes with…Joe Kenney

We asked Joe Kenney: What is your job role? Learning Technology Consultant for the Faculty of Social Sciences. What three words describe you? Approachable, Curious, and Patient Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself I worked for Swissport/Lufthansa as part of an University industry placement year ( 15 years ago). I was able to weigh a suitcase …

Learning Technology – What’s on the Horizon for March?

The Learning Technology team has a busy schedule throughout March as we strive to provide support to as many staff and students as we can. Please take a look at the events below, and hopefully you’ll find something that piques your interest! New Accessibility Courses The Learning Technology team are offering four central short courses …

Five minutes with…Liz Dinneen

We asked Liz Dinneen: What is your job role? Learning Technology Officer in the Faculty and School Support team, working with the Faculty of Engineering. What 3 words describe you? Thoughtful, inquisitive, and optimistic. Tell us something ‘unusual’ about yourself I have an educational background in psychology and conducted research as part of a blended …

Engineering Faculty Takeover: AI in Teaching and Learning

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 …

Strategies to Identify Misinformation: Videos

Of the three online information sources discussed over the past few weeks, video tends to be the most difficult to authenticate. With video creation tools becoming more detailed and complex, so too do fake videos, which become easier to make and harder for us to detect. The usual strategies of employing a critical mindset when …

Engineering Faculty Takeover: Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Technologies

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 …

Strategies to Identify Misinformation: Images

We continue with our theme of misinformation online, with this week’s focus being on fake images. Fake images are not new; indeed, the first example dates right back to the 1840’s, a mere 148 years before Photoshop arrived on the scene (Britannica 2023). Images can be manipulated in various ways, such as mirroring, splicing, resampling, …

Engineering Faculty Takeover: Engineering Virtual Reality Space

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 …