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  • 1. SEPT- JAN 2010 - Best of the NingWelcome to the first edition of the best of the Ning, published every 3 monthsMatt Ewens, Information Officer - RSC South WestWe have only recently ventured into the world of social networking, but have already realised thepotential benefits. Our online events are recorded and embedded within our online events group alongwith all the presentations. I have enabled an RSC South West Twitter feed, which includes regular dailyupdates, with gems from around the web. We now have all our publications available to read onlineas well as through Slideshare, this has the added benefit of providing accessible text formats for eachof our presentations and documents. RSS feeds have been enabled for these services and the aim is toencourage collaboration and sharing of resources. I hope in the future that our social network willcontinue to grow and our community will gain the benefits of this. Contents Inspirational Videos 1. RSC South West Publications 2. Google Docs 3. Podcasting Hints and Tips 4. eLearning Enthusiast Blogs 5. RSS Feeds 6. Online Event Highlights 7. Case Studies 8. Technical 8. Specialist Colleges/Inclusivity 9. VLE’s 10. eSafety 11. Mobile Devices and Apps 12. Teachers Voice 13. Cool Tools for Teaching 13. Learning <Libraries> Resources 14. RSC SW Twitter Publication 14.Not yet a member of the Ning? Join and discover dailyupdates covering all sectors of post 16 education as well as awhole community of elearning enthusiasts.Please visit: http://jisc-rscsw.ning.com
  • 2. Inspirational Videos Google Docs in Plain Integrating Google Docs Xerte Tools and Embedding Xerte with English and Moodle 2 Terminology MoodleIntegrating Google Docs Sharing in Google Docs Google Demo Slam: Epic JISC Digital Media Audio and Moodle 2 Docs Animation tipsJISC Digital Media what is Managing your documents The iPad and Autism: One Sync Files on Multiple a screencast? and using readers Familys Story of Success Computers with DropboxHow to create a podcast Bit.ly hints and tips A short film about opening JISC - World War 1 Poets up access to archives Showreel
  • 3. RSC South West Publications and Google Docs 5 Ways to Use Your RSC RSC South West Newsletter Issue 18 - December, 2010 View this publication on Slideshare, follow this link or View this publication on Slideshare, follow this link or Download this publication directly Download this publication directly Google Docs Elluminate Sessions57 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the RSC Wales have a set of recorded sessions on GoogleClassroom - A good presentation, with a lot of hints Docs and Mystudy bar available, to view the sessionsand tips from Tom Barrett, click on the image to view available in Elluminate click on the image below
  • 4. Podcasting Hints and Tips Click on the image to watch the video Click on the image to watch the video Click on the image to watch the video Click on the image to watch the video General Resources Here are a set of JISC Techdis resources, all presentations – some of these may be relevant: follow this link to view Finding Videos for Academic Purposes Using Web-based Video Hosting Sites: follow this link to view JISC Funded IMPALA model-Good paper on podcasting and methodology underpinning: follow this link to view Using Camtasia and Audacity to create podcasts: follow this link to view Creating Open Educational Resources (produced by Open University and includes Podcasting): follow this link to view Informal Mobile Podcasting and Learning Adaption: follow this link to view A vodcast here about audio feedback which may be of interest: follow this link to view Couple of good context-setting articles from the Times Higher here: follow this link to view
  • 5. eLearning Enthusiast BlogsiPads headed into operating rooms along with surgeonsWhile some hospitals are eying the iPad as a way of going paperless with patient records,Georgetown University is already putting them directly in the operating room and into thehands of its surgeons.Follow this link to view the blogEdudemic - Connecting Education and TechnologyFacebook - You can’t swing a stick in social media without hitting something on Facebook.Same goes for education. You can’t talk about how technology is revolutionizing educationwithout mentioning Facebook. It’s a simple service to figure out but what about once youbecome a regular user?Follow this link to view the blogThe Innovative Educator - Sharing ideas about educating innovativelyFollow this link to view the blogTwitter Tips: for Teachers & EducatorsOnce people have found out I’ve been using Twitter for all of about 4 months now they thinkI’m an expert (I’m not, and do not profess to be) and keep asking me; what is it all about, then?Follow this link to view the blogCentre for Learning & Performance Technologies - The place to find out aboutsocial media for working and learningJane Hart is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT), oneof the worlds most visited learning sites on the Web.Follow this link to view the blog
  • 6. RSS FeedsFollow the RSC SW on Twitter as well as our latest event presentations and online webinar videos through our RSS feeds What do these icons mean, why should I click on them?The icons below link directly to content delivered online through our Ning social network, or individuallythrough Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, Issuu and Slideshare. So why visit these websites, why join the Ning?Well within the Ning all these services are pooled together, with RSS feeds - so simply you can access allour post event materials easily online and receive real-time updates for any new content published. Twitter - what are the benefits? Well using Twitter we can tweet all our latest news and published content, we can re-tweet really useful links provided by other practitioners and really build up a great resource of information. Links can be analysed to measure impact. Vimeo - What is this channel? It is where all our online webinar video recordings are published, so even if you miss our online events - they are available in our Vimeo channel. Slideshare - What is the benefit of using Slideshare? Well this is where we add all our presentation slides, easy to view and embed and also contains a really useful transcription of the content underneath the slide. Issuu - What is Issuu? Issuu enables you to publish your leaflets and booklets, it is visually appealing and is free to use, with statistics included. Publications can also be downloaded as PDF’s.
  • 7. Online Event HighlightsThe following content can only be accessed through Ning, please join up!!! Click on the image of the video to access all the presentations and information and discussion. For the full range of our online events, please follow this link To be able to view all the post event resources, you will need to join the online events group
  • 8. Case StudiesGloucestershire College: Using technology to aid enrichmentRob Whitehouse, HE Business School Courses Leader at Gloucestershire College, has developed and enrichedthe learner experience for HE in FE provision. Access to resources for learners has been enhanced throughembedding several key projects, which have directly empowered and enthused learning.Join the case studies group in Ning to find out more or view on the Excellence GatewayFocus Training: Using videos to streamline assessment and enhance communicationFocus Training have successfully enhanced and developed their VLE (virtual learning environment) and utilisedmobile devices, Flip Cam video recorders and voice recorders for their assessments. This has been facilitatedthrough their successful LIG (Learning Innovation Grant) 5 bid.Join the case studies group in Ning to find out more or view on the Excellence Gateway TechnicalRich Media Delivery SystemsWhat are you doing about delivering Rich Media to students?To view all the discussion and information, please join up and visit the Technical group in the Ning, follow thislink to view
  • 9. Specialist Colleges/InclusivityAccess the presentations and webinars for the latest forum through our Ning, or available separately on Vimeoor Slideshare. Follow this link to join the Specialist Colleges group and follow this link to join the Inclusivitygroup Specialist Colleges Forum Online Inclusive Update ipads helping kids with autism presentation Find out more about a Get involved in discussion and find out more about Xerte and RSS feeds kit loan
  • 10. VLE’s VLE Forum, 14th Oct, 2010 Moodle Commons - great RedPen Tool, Intuitive resource, with lots of on-screen marking, annotation and tutorial videos assessment tool for teachersConversation Moodle blog site dedicated to all things Moodle A Vimeo channel from John Patten all about Moodle, with lots of Moodle video tutorials Moodle 2 and Google Docs Integration
  • 11. eSafety RSC London e-Safety Moodle Course RSC-EM E-Safety CourseFacebook Security, the facebook task group on safeguarding issues, has put together some resources, in collaboration with various other agencies. Event Resources Putting e-safety into Practice Infrastructure and Policies and Practices Technology eSafety E-Safety Learner Resources Think Before You Post Digital Citizen
  • 12. Mobile Devices and Apps iPad and iPhone Tips General resources and links and tips mTouch - Moodle app for iphone and ipad, follow this link for more moodle2mobile project (M2M) - follow this link for more An open source HTML5 framework for iPad e-books: Follow this link to view the article A few Android apps : ASTRO File Manager: http://www.metago.net/astro/fm/ Google Sky Map: http://www.google.com/mobile/skymap/ WordPress for Android: http://android.wordpress.org/ Google Goggles: http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#text RAC Traffic: http://www.rac.co.uk/news-advice/motoring-news/post/2010/1/beat-the... 75 useful ipad tips and tricks: http://www.interactyx.com/blog/75-really-useful-ipad-tips-and-trick... App inventor beta, through google - follow this link for more: New iPhone app aimed at getting help to troubled teens - follow this link to read more New operating system released from Apple: http://www.apple.com/ios/ A review of the Nexus: follow this link 50 Must-Have Educational Apps, follow this link to view 8 Tools For Easily Creating a Mobile Version of Your Website, follow this link to read more The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials, follow this link to read moreFor much more join the Mobile Devices and Apps group in our Ning, follow this link
  • 13. Teachers Voice Authentic voices of practitioner experiences in Further and Higher Education Cornwall College Second Life Plymouth College of Art Bridgewater College University College Marjon Plymouth City College Plymouth Cool Tools For TeachingCool tools and web 2.0 Introduction to Prezi Editing in Prezi Animoto Introduction Access AppsMoodle Creating a quiz in Moodle Aviary tools Type With Me MyStudy Elluminate
  • 14. Learning <Libraries> Resources RSC SW Twitter PublicationFor those of you who really don’t like Twitter, the RSC South West has created a publication through the Paper.il web- site. This pulls in all the best Twitter feeds and creates an online publication website automatically everyday. So you can get the latest news and developments in education as well as a whole range of resources straight to your email everyday. This will only continue to grow and improve over time, please join up! Join here