Technology

  • Making a Maker Club

    By Keith Brown and Peter Sloan We are pleased to announce that funding from the Santander Technology Fund has now been confirmed. This blog post provides a brief overview of the project. Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm Samuel Taylor Coleridge...

  • Video Assessments

    This post provides an overview of a 'Video Assessment' that was introduced into a new second-year unit for pharmacy students and took place in February 2017. The videos shown here are some examples that were created by students, and are...

  • UniDoodle

    UniDoodle: An Interactive Classroom App A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Dr. Fiona Dickinson asked for help finding an app which could be used by students to ‘draw at her’ during a lecture. In other words, to allow students...

  • Using PowerPoint as a Video Editor

    For those not confident with, or with no experience of video production, and without access to video software and skills, this guide provides a simple method and workflow, using some of Powerpoint’s lesser known audio and video features. The guide has...

  • Student Co-Creators and Digital Skills

    A couple of years ago, I starting thinking about a Digital Skills Centre (DSC), where academics can go to get media developed, and where the work is co-created by students.  The students thereby gain digital capabilities to enhance their employability....

  • Using Technology for Engagement and Feedback

    On 5th November I ran a session for student Academic Reps about the technology for engaging with students and finding a way to obtain comments that can be used to feedback to the Staff Student Liason Committees (SSLC). Although my presentation...

  • Student Animations for Research Dissemination

    The one thing that gives me the greatest satisfaction is helping students to reach their full potential. Although my skill-set is vastly more technical than pedagogical, there have been a number of students that I have helped to gain some...

  • Stuiz

    A guest blog by our student Azhar Jamal who previously worked for me on some app projects. He entered the Jisc Student Ideas Competition 2016 and has now secured funding to commercialise his own app idea 'Stuiz'.  I wish him every success.  Here he...

  • Expert Patient on Skype

    Credit for this project belongs to Dr Hannah Family in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Dr Wali Aslam from Department of Politics Languages & International Studies.  It is a simple but effective use of technology for teaching and learning.  Using Skype...

  • LITEbox Launch

    How fantastic to bring together all the aspects of how we are using technology for teaching, learning and research across the university! It was good to see so many people at the LITEbox launch on Wednesday, and I really enjoyed presenting my work...