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10 ways to_spice_up_your_learning_room_with_anna_v1.4

  1. 1. Ten ways to spice up your NOW learning room<br />Anna ArmstrongCentre for Professional Learning & Development<br />
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  3. 3. Logistics<br />Toilets<br />Drinks and Refreshments<br />Fire Alarms<br />Questioning Policy<br />23 May 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonytoo/4692186465/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/major_clanger/382513/<br />
  5. 5. By the end of the course you should be able to:<br /><ul><li>Make your NOW learning room a hub for all information and resources for your module
  6. 6. Enhance your face-to-face sessions with videos, topical subjects and competitions, dates, definitions and events
  7. 7. Have your learning room automatically updated by linking to live feeds from the internet
  8. 8. Provide a rich source of new information, wider reading, activities and learning resources</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />5<br />
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  10. 10. Imagine…<br />
  11. 11. 10 Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room<br />23 May 2011<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Discover the Ten Tips…<br /><ul><li>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).
  13. 13. What do you like/dislike about the learning room, from a student perspective?
  14. 14. How many new ideas can you find?</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />9<br />
  15. 15. Practise in your Sandbox Module<br />23 May 2011<br />10<br />
  16. 16. 1<br />Colour code your learning room<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Give your learning room a distinctive appearance
  17. 17. Have an agreed house style with other related modules
  18. 18. Highlight important information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Edit the homepage layout
  19. 19. Change the colours of the widget headings / titles</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />11<br />
  20. 20. 2<br />5<br />3<br />4<br />Pose a question/competition/incentive<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Question of the week
  21. 21. Create interest
  22. 22. Brighten up learning room
  23. 23. Raise awareness
  24. 24. Increase engagement with the learning room
  25. 25. Link to more information
  26. 26. Teaser before lecture
  27. 27. Share your photos
  28. 28. Answer revealed in lecture
  29. 29. Test knowledge
  30. 30. Spark discussion
  31. 31. Revision of difficult concept</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Create NOW widget
  32. 32. Add an image, text or link to it
  33. 33. Add widget to your learning room page</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />12<br />
  34. 34. https://my.syncplicity.com/share/kx92ie0gd8/Creative_Commons_Infographic.png<br />23 May 2011<br />13<br />
  35. 35. 6<br />Provide live topical news updates<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Provide topical content automatically updated
  36. 36. Wider reading
  37. 37. Create interest in the topic</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Get an RSS feed from website of your choice
  38. 38. Convert to code suitable for NOW
  39. 39. Add to a new widget in NOW</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />14<br />
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  42. 42. 23 May 2011<br />17<br />Open new tabs and go to <br /><ul><li>tinyurl.com/makecode
  43. 43. www.guardian.co.uk</li></li></ul><li>7<br />Definitions/Glossary<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Revision
  44. 44. Explain commonly misunderstood terms
  45. 45. Exam rubric terminology</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use NOW’s Glossary tool</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />18<br />
  46. 46. Provide automatically updated links to current and topical reading<br />8<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>New material on each visit
  47. 47. Topical content
  48. 48. Wider reading
  49. 49. Create interest in the subject area
  50. 50. You don’t have to provide the information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Get a feed from Twitter
  51. 51. Create a new widget in NOW
  52. 52. Add Twitter feed into widget</li></ul>19<br />23 May 2011<br />
  53. 53. 8<br />Twitter in Education<br />http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/1267/microblogging.mov?sequence=1<br />23 May 2011<br />20<br />
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  55. 55. 8<br />Automatically updated links and reading<br />www.twitter.com<br />23 May 2011<br />22<br />
  56. 56. 9<br />Welcome to the Module or Programme<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Orientate students with the learning room
  57. 57. Explain how you will be using NOW
  58. 58. Highlight documents in the Content area</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use News to create a welcome message
  59. 59. Add a picture and a link to module handbook/other content</li></ul>Or<br /><ul><li>Create a video welcome message</li></li></ul><li>10<br />Publicise forthcoming events/dates<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Information
  60. 60. Keep students up to date
  61. 61. Reminders
  62. 62. Guest lectures
  63. 63. Coursework deadlines
  64. 64. Highlight relevant events
  65. 65. Exam board dates
  66. 66. Engagement with learning room
  67. 67. Provide interest and links to further information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use NOW’s Events widget</li></li></ul><li>?<br />Which are your threefavourite tips?<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/NzI1NDY0Njk5<br />23 May 2011<br />25<br />Photo by fauxto_digital http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/4822742072/<br />
  68. 68. Further Support and Guidance<br /><ul><li>Self help resources: NOW Community learning room
  69. 69. Help desk support for immediate issues: elearninghelp@ntu.ac.uk, ext 86030
  70. 70. Staff development: CPLDenquiries@ntu.ac.uk
  71. 71. Curriculum development: Centre for Academic Development and Quality</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />26<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/<br />

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