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Professor Dave Raey speaking about Carbon Management and Education

eLearning@ed Conference 2015

Several colleagues from the Educational Design & Engagement team were able to attend the annual eLearning@Ed Conference on April 23rd, below is a summary of highlights from the day. The theme for this year’s conference was “Designing for 21st Century Learning.” Mark Wetton Attended “Co-Creation: Student Ownership of Curriculum” by …

The precision of prediction

In March this year, I began a secondment to Information Services (one day-a-week) in which I shall be evaluating the impact of learning analytics data on students’ academic performance. The courses I am involved with are all online, part-time Masters programmes, delivered via bespoke virtual learning environments (http://www.essqchm.rcsed.ac.uk/). We enrol around …

Building the Digital Institution – conference report

CETIS (The Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards) gathers together learning technologists with an interest in the innovations and underpinning work (standards, metadata) needed to ensure our technology serves us, and not the other way around. Colleagues on CETIS staff have long been recognised as leading the field in …

Turnitin – not just a plagiarism detector

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool and it is marketed as such to its customers (educators). As a detector of plagiarism, Turnitin’s accuracy is quite high and has proven to be a popular choice amongst educators. Especially in the field of online learning where Turnitin’s submission tools come in very …

Copyright and eLearning – a seminar

I recently attended a seminar arranged by colleagues in Library services where Professor Charles Oppenheim presented a masterful summary of current law and good practice on Copyright as it pertains to Academic work in Higher Education. He then proceeded to patiently and clearly answer a number of questions from a …

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