Monthly Archives: December 2012

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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University and Facebook

Student communication channels was one of the areas investigated by the ‘Enhancing Student Engagement in Curriculum Development’ project undertaken here at Reading. The initiative, funded by the University’s Teaching & Learning Development Fund (TLDF), was directed by Matthew Almond, Director … Continue reading

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Digital Digest: Your guide to all things digital around the University

This week has seen the launch of our brand new collaborative e-newsletter, Digital Digest. Every month, we’ll be bringing you the latest news and comment about all things digital happening around the University. The first issue brings you our digital … Continue reading

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Student experiences with digital literacies

Last week, the Digitally Ready team here at Reading invited staff to a workshop on ‘Students’ experiences with placements and opportunities for developing their digital literacies at the University’. Some 20 colleagues from academic and service departments across the University … Continue reading

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Poll Everywhere: would you rather be attacked by one horse-sized duck or a herd of duck-sized horses?

Anyone standing in front of a crowd of student might be familiar with a mix of expectant and sleepy faces staring stoically ahead – their gaze occasionally brightened by the latest notification on their portable devices that life and imponderables, … 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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The opportunity to work with the Digitally Ready team

The Existing and Emerging Biotechnologies (EEB) Framework and our work in Creating a Global Agenda in the Biosciences and the Internationalisation Change Programme (ICP) , have recently enabled us to work with the Digitally Ready team. Via the small project … Continue reading

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Flexible learning

I’m a massive fan of our Teaching & Learning Showcase events – informal, bring-your-own-lunch gatherings with three speakers presenting on a topical issue and plenty of discussions, questions, sharing of ideas and experiences – so I was sad to miss … Continue reading

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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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Placements: Partnership with industry

Recently the School of Construction Management and Engineering (SCME) held a half-day workshop on ‘Industrial Partnership Companies and SCME’ to showcase their placement students. The workshop included presentations from four Part 3 students that had been on placement over the … Continue reading

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