Category Archives: Training & resources

Building up Blackboard – showing what our VLE can do

After a year abroad in Austria I’m now back in Reading and involved with the Digitally Ready project once again!  I wrote a blog post before about the work I did with Cindy Becker on online placement support – Digitally … Continue reading

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Digitally Ready, a retrospective

In October 2011 I drafted a brief description of my digital education interests for this blog (when it was just starting) but didn’t get to the point where I wanted to publish it.  Looking back over the two years of … Continue reading

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Blogging assignments – comments and experiences part 1: MSc formative and summative assignments

Blogging has become one of the major means of communicating just about anything.  It allows more development of thought than a tweet or Facebook post and is a logical development of the traditional form of published essays.  I’ve been experimenting … Continue reading

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Digital recording of lectures in a first year Classics course

I was recently awarded a Digitally Ready grant to experiment with digital audio recording of lectures in Classics. This is a topic of some interest within the University as a whole, with thought being given to audio and video capture, … Continue reading

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The Digital Department (Digital literacy project at UCL)

At lunchtime today the SELC group and other interested staff met to hear a presentation on The Digital Department (Digital literacy project at UCL), a sister project to Digitally Ready.  It aims to develop the professional profile of teaching administrators.  … Continue reading

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I-TUTOR: Intelligent Tutoring for Life Long Learning

The University of Reading is a project partner in a prestigious project to develop a multi-agent based intelligent tutoring system to support online teachers, trainers, tutors and learners: I-TUTOR. I-TUTOR, which stands for Intelligent Tutoring for Lifelong Learning is to be applied in … Continue reading

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Put it on my tab

For the New Year, we’ve re-launched the e-Learning Support area on Blackboard. We, in the e-Learning Team, have been trying to address the way we provide support for a while.

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Digitally Ready for 2013

In attempting to write this blog post to sum up what 2012 has meant for Digitally Ready, the JISC-funded project here at the University of Reading to support staff and students in their use of digital technologies, I quickly found … Continue reading

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Letters to Santa: Wishes can come true

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Using colour coding on Outlook to organise emails, appointments and task lists

Managing emails, to-do lists and calendar appointments is an office skill which more and more people are finding they need to develop as an increasing amount of our working lives is spent fielding queries and chasing up tasks from behind … Continue reading

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