Monthly Archives: January 2013

Do you want to be in my movie?

My sheer amount of challenges with regards to recording started last year when I had the opportunity to take up a two-day video course delivered by Be Inspired Films here at the university. On the first day participants learnt how … Continue reading

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Enterprise social networking: Caring, climbing, campaigning

Here at Reading we have been trialling enterprise social networking service Yammer since the start of the new year. Head of Web and New Media Helen Setchell who is a member of the Digitally Ready Steering Group, is leading the … Continue reading

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New Teaching & Learning Showcase series

We are kicking off the new year with another round of Teaching & Learning Showcase events here at Reading, starting next week with a session on the ‘Use of technologies in Teaching & Learning’. Join us on Tuesday 22 January … Continue reading

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OPEN Project at Aberdeen

There is a very interesting project starting up at Aberdeen, below is a bit from their introduction: ‘Online Presence, Employability, Network (OPEN) is a novel project supported by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and being developed the University of Aberdeen’s … Continue reading

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Enhancing Fieldwork Learning

The University of Reading is part of a three-year Higher Education Academy (HEA)-funded project considering the use of technology in fieldwork to enhance student learning: Enhancing Fieldwork Learning. The project team, which includes Alice Mauchline and Julian Park from the School … Continue reading

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Me on the digital battlefield

To introduce myself, I am Sam Holton, a second- year student in the School of Biological Sciences here at Reading. Christmas and New Year are over and being the ambitious student I am, it was time for me to get … Continue reading

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Making assessment count

The Digitally Ready team are delighted to welcome Gunter Saunders, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Westminster, and Peter Chatterton, Visiting Professor in the Learning and Teaching Institute at the University of Hertfordshire who will be leading a … Continue reading

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Internationalisation: where to for HE institutions?

Who says internationalisation in HE inevitably refers to resources and technologies. In this new digital era, to be competitive as a HE institution we have to keep up to date with educational technologies, and this is particularly important if our … Continue reading

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Blogging to the world

Blogging is about communication.  Some time ago I used the Word Press Jetpack statistics to check that one of the blogs I was writing had readers (Tropical Biodiversity) but recently the Word Press stats tools for blogs have gone through … Continue reading

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