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  • Imagine you’re a student for a moment. You’ll go into this course’s learning room and have a look at the 10 Tips from today’s course from the student’s perspective.We’ll then look at how you create each of them.Go into the learning room for 10 Ways to spice up your learning room
  • Log in to Sandbox
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Learning rooms are based on a standard template, which you cannot edit.In order to edit the layout, you need to create a new template, which is then editable.
  • Have you heard of creative commons?Allows the owner of a work to choose the license that will govern the use of their work.
  • We’ll be searching Google Images and Flickr to find resources we are able to use, that aren’t fully copyright protected.What is FlickrWhat is Google?
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.Updates from the website of your choice are fed into NOW automaticallyFeed code builder URL in NAB
  • Stages to create the twitter feed in NOW
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • What is Twitter and why use it?Some of the things you might mention to introduce Twitter are:The concept is that you can keep up to date with what is happening by posting and reading concise updates from a person organisation or topicPost and read messages called tweetsTweet = text-based message of up to 140 characters, therefore short and conciseTweets can be posted through the Twitter website, through mobile phones and through other websitesCompanies promote themselves and communicate with their client base in this way. They also respond to customer complaints and queries this way, meaning replies are visible to everyoneMany educators tweet about what they are doing and new and interesting articles they have foundSome well-known Tweeters are: Stephen Fry, 10 Downing Street, The Guardian, NTU, Penguin Books
  • Search tip: Use from: immediately before a username to find tweets from that user. Example: from:alexiskold will find tweets sent from the user "alexiskold".
  • What is Twitter and why use it?Some of the things you might mention to introduce Twitter are:The concept is that you can keep up to date with what is happening by posting and reading concise updates from a person organisation or topicPost and read messages called tweetsTweet = text-based message of up to 140 characters, therefore short and conciseTweets can be posted through the Twitter website, through mobile phones and through other websitesCompanies promote themselves and communicate with their client base in this way. They also respond to customer complaints and queries this way, meaning replies are visible to everyoneMany educators tweet about what they are doing and new and interesting articles they have foundSome well-known Tweeters are: Stephen Fry, 10 Downing Street, The Guardian, NTU, Penguin Books
  • Stages to create the twitter feed in NOW
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Top three tips and which will you use in your real learning rooms?

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  • Ten ways to spice up your NOW learning room
    Anna ArmstrongCentre for Professional Learning & Development
  • Logistics
    Toilets
    Drinks and Refreshments
    Fire Alarms
    Questioning Policy
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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonytoo/4692186465/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/major_clanger/382513/
  • By the end of the course you should be able to:
    • Make your NOW learning room a hub for all information and resources for your module
    • Enhance your face-to-face sessions with videos, topical subjects and competitions, dates, definitions and events
    • Have your learning room automatically updated by linking to live feeds from the internet
    • Provide a rich source of new information, wider reading, activities and learning resources
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  • Imagine…
  • 10 Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room
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  • Discover the Ten Tips…
    • In groups of two or three look at the learning room page Ten Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room (under your Student tab).
    • What do you like/dislike about the learning room, from a student perspective?
    • How many new ideas can you find?
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  • Practise in your Sandbox Module
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    Colour code your learning room
    Why?
    • Give your learning room a distinctive appearance
    • Have an agreed house style with other related modules
    • Highlight important information
    How?
    • Edit the homepage layout
    • Change the colours of the widget headings / titles
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    Colour code your learning room
    Learning room layout
    • Widget layout is based on standard template (uneditable)
    • Create a new template (editable)
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  • https://my.syncplicity.com/share/kx92ie0gd8/Creative_Commons_Infographic.png
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  • Find copyright-free images
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    5
    3
    4
    Pose a question/competition/incentive
    Why?
    • Question of the week
    • Create interest
    • Brighten up learning room
    • Raise awareness
    • Increase engagement with the learning room
    • Link to more information
    • Teaser before lecture
    • Share your photos
    • Answer revealed in lecture
    • Test knowledge
    • Spark discussion
    • Revision of difficult concept
    How?
    • Create NOW widget
    • Add an image, text or link to it
    • Add widget to your learning room page
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  • 6
    Provide live topical news updates
    Why?
    • Provide topical content automatically updated
    • Wider reading
    • Create interest in the topic
    How?
    • Get an RSS feed from website of your choice
    • Convert to code suitable for NOW
    • Add to a new widget in NOW
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    Open new tabs and go to
    • tinyurl.com/makecode
    • www.guardian.co.uk
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    Definitions/Glossary
    Why?
    • Revision
    • Explain commonly misunderstood terms
    • Exam rubric terminology
    How?
    • Use NOW’s Glossary tool
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  • Provide automatically updated links to current and topical reading
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    Why?
    • New material on each visit
    • Topical content
    • Wider reading
    • Create interest in the subject area
    • You don’t have to provide the information
    How?
    • Get a feed from Twitter
    • Create a new widget in NOW
    • Add Twitter feed into widget
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    Twitter in Education
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tT6N_8wcn4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
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    Automatically updated links and reading
    www.twitter.com
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  • 8
    Find a good quality source of information
    Using Twitter, find an individual or organisation who regularly tweets on your subject of interest
    Reflect on the quality and relevance of their contributions, for your learners
    Look at the people they follow, and find another quality source of information
    Identify a person/organisation you found which could be useful for your learners, and share this with the group
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    Welcome to the Module or Programme
    Why?
    • Orientate students with the learning room
    • Explain how you will be using NOW
    • Highlight documents in the Content area
    How?
    • Use News to create a welcome message
    • Add a picture and a link to module handbook/other content
    Or
    • Create a video welcome message
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    Publicise forthcoming events/dates
    Why?
    • Information
    • Keep students up to date
    • Reminders
    • Guest lectures
    • Coursework deadlines
    • Highlight relevant events
    • Exam board dates
    • Engagement with learning room
    • Provide interest and links to further information
    How?
    • Use NOW’s Events widget
  • ?
    Which are your threefavourite tips?
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/NzI1NDY0Njk5
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    Photo by fauxto_digital http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/4822742072/
  • Further Support and Guidance
    • Self help resources: NOW Community learning room
    • Help desk support for immediate issues: elearninghelp@ntu.ac.uk, ext 86030
    • Staff development: CPLDenquiries@ntu.ac.uk
    • Curriculum development: Centre for Academic Development and Quality
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/