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Personal Tutors Online Training Module – Part 1

Posted on 3 October 2017 by Gethin Rowlands

With over 30,000 students studying at Cardiff University, the topic of how we best support our students academically and holistically has become a prominent area for debate.  The Personal Tutoring system, which plays a distinctive role in the student journey, provides an invaluable resource to students dealing with a whole variety of issues and problems;
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Smartmarkers, Panopto and Whiteboard Capture

Posted on 18 May 2017 by Dewi Parry

by Karl Luke The whiteboard is commonplace within numerous learning spaces across Cardiff University and many academics use whiteboards for instruction. This presents a significant challenge for the Learn Plus service; how can whiteboard interactions be captured with sufficient quality? This is a bit of a “Holy Grail” for event capture and a question many
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Electronic Lab Notebooks

Posted on 21 November 2016 by Hannah Temple

Welcome back to our series on Education Innovation Fund projects. This week we’re hearing from Chemistry Lecturer James Redman and student Christopher Elgar who have used their seedcorn funding to evaluate electronic lab notebooks to replace paper-based lab reports. Practical work forms a component of most taught programmes in the physical and life sciences. As
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ALTc Write-up (Day 3)

Posted on 20 September 2016 by Dewi Parry

by Dewi Parry Day 3… Following a very good keynote by Jane Secker in the morning – Copyright and e-learning: understanding our privileges and freedoms (which again I urge you to watch), I attended a session which had 4 excellent talks, and to support Emmanuel Isibor of Aberystwyth University who presented his findings around VLE
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New Year – New Technologies

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Dewi Parry

by Dewi Parry Welcome back everyone, and a very warm welcome to those of you who are new to the University. We have several new technologies available for staff this year. They are in various stages of rollout and we are all learning lessons from early adopters at the moment, so please read the following
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Curiosity revived the Catherine: reflections on PCUTL

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Catherine Emmett

by Catherine Emmett (LTET) One of the paths of staff development possible to teaching staff, and teaching-related staff such as learning technologists, at Cardiff is the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PCUTL). I’ve been doing PCUTL myself and found out last week that I’ve passed. Having received the good news, it seemed like a good time
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