Forced Marriage Video Resource

The TEL Media team recently worked with the College of Education and the charity Karma Nirvana to produce a video about Forced Marriage. The video informs and educates about the issues raised and give awareness to the signs to spot in young people who might become a victim of this crime.

Forced Marriages where one or both parties is married without their consent and are illegal in the UK but still pose a massive threat to thousands of individuals. This video talks to survivors of both forced marriages and honour-based abuse; a violent crime committed to defend the honour of the family/community, South Wales protection unit and Jasvinder Sanghera the CEO of Karma Nirvana.

Karma Nirvana is holding their second annual Day of Memory on the 14th July 2016 to honour the memory of those whose lives were tragically taken in abuse related to honour and/or forced marriages. #weremember

To find out more please go to http://www.derby.ac.uk/education/ or for Karma Nirvana http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

Digi Know: Panopto help materials and case studies

Following on from a successful regional conference held here at University of Derby, we thought it would be useful to remind you all that we have a comprehensive web page on Panopto – http://www.derby.ac.uk/record This page contains help guides and case studies.

If you would like further advice and guidance, please contact the TEL team via mailto:tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865

 

Digi Know: Learning & Teaching Conference Special!

At the University of Derby, Learning and Teaching Conference on the 4th July, Lawrie Phipps from JISC delivered the second keynote presentation. The theme of the conference was “What does the future hold” and Lawrie’s presentation was called “Perspectives on Digital: Change isn’t coming, it’s here and it’s permanent”. His presentation largely focused on the JISC Digital Capability Project; Learning Enhancement have been work on embedding the principles within the university through the Digital Derby project. If you would Iike to find out more about the project or how to improve your digital skills, please contact the TEL team – tel@derby.ac.uk or on ext 1865.

Lawrie also asked the audience about their skills in using Microsoft Word, and their knowledge of styles. To find out more about Styles in Word, please our Help Guide or a more comprehensive training document from IT Services

Digi Know: You can find royalty free music on YouTube

‘Digi know’, you can find royalty free music on YouTube. Royalty free music is music where you do not have to pay for the rights to use it, if you use any popular music from the past 50 years you are most likely committing copyright infringement.Follow this link to find some royalty free music. (https://www.youtube.com/user/AudioLibraryEN/)

YouTube Playlist

Listen to some of the music, they have a variety of styles in different playlists and when you have decided on one you like click the, free download button in the video (annotations will need to be turned on)

YouTube clip with download link

Remember some of these may need attribution, so check the description below the clip and copy and paste the relevant information.

Appy Monday – Pics2Mov

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What is Pics2Mov

Pics2Mov is an iPhone app to create a montage of videos with a voice over.

What can it do?

  • Edit Videos or Images on a timeline
  • Add Text, or “stickers” on top
  • Use different transitions to move between images
  • Add a voiceover or music track

Download it now

Download from the Apple iTunes store

How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • Present ideas and concepts in a more visual way
  • Create step by step how to videos with text or voice
  • Allow students, a creative way, to prove they have a systematic understanding of concepts

Short task:

  1. Install Pics2Mov
  2. Choose a simple task and photograph the constituent stages
  3. Open Pics2Mov
  4. Choose a 16:9 video
  5. Place the images in the correct order
  6. Add text to the images to explain that stage
  7. Add transitions and music or a voiceover
  8. Export your video

Important note

This App is only available on IPhone. Though the app is free to download it contains paid for content internally please be aware of this when choosing to use it.

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Pics2Mov within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865.

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Digital Derby comes to Buxton!

Monday 23 May, The Learning Curve – Dome floor, Buxton. 12noon onwards.

This is an opportunity for you to meet colleagues from across Learning Enhancement, and discover how our services can support you inside and outside of the classroom.

Staff from across Learning Enhancement will be on hand to give advice, support your development and share good practice.

  • Find out how our learning technologies and learning resources can enhance your work.
  • Staff from TEL, Library and the College Leads in Learning Enhancement will be on hand.
  • Activities and information on Learning at Work week.
  • Find out about our skills workshops and support frameworks.
  • The launch of the Learning Curve.

This event is open to all academic and support staff. No booking required – drop-in on the day.

Programme

  • 12.00 Meet the Learning Enhancement support teams and launch of the Learning Curve
  • 12.30 Blackboard Refresher session [Rob Higson, G16]
  • 13.00 Personal Tutoring – Enhance your personal experience [Duncan Marsen, G16]
  • 13.30 Apps and websites for productivity [Johanna Westwood and Claire Gardener, G16]
  • 14.00 Video Creation using Mobile Devices [Matt Gilooly and Charlotte Ellis, G16]
  • 14.30 Your Library Service: How we can help you in your role [Jon White, G16]

Staff from the department will be at the Learning Curve, 12-3pm. Cold refreshments will be available too.

Learning at Work Week – Digital Derby

This University provides a fantastic array of staff development opportunities, across a variety of approaches, organised by a range of internal providers.  The challenge is often finding out about what is on offer!

Learning at Work week is an international campaign and this year the theme is ‘connect’.  To mark this internal staff development providers are connecting to share development around the University.  They will be setting up stalls in the Learning Curve on Thursday 19th May, 12.30 – 2.30pm so do go down to find out more and to discuss with them any needs you have. A central intranet page has been established as a single point of contact to signpost staff to development available across the University

TEL are also running a series of training sessions, open to all staff. For more information please visit the APP site

#openbadgeshe

Leaving the house at 5.30 in the morning, meant that the conference I was attending, not only had to have nice cakes but some interesting content to have made the commute worthwhile.

Open Badges in HE was hosted by Southampton University, was attended by 150 delegates and featured two parallel sessions.

Badges

The event was opened by Doug Belshaw, an independent consultant specialising in Open Badges and Digital Literacy. Doug provided an overview of Open Badges and some of the challenges.

I attended another 7 sessions and here are some of the key themes and points of interest

  • The universities who were presented were only using badges at a local level. For example tutors were badging a particular module, or a TEL unit were badging their CPD offering.
  • Those using badges, had simply ‘dived in’ and were refining processes as they went along.
  • There is a steep learning curve, from achieving a badge to sharing it via a profile on social media.
  • Offer badges on a voluntary basis.
  • Communication to the badge earners is key.
  • Need to ‘build in’ rather than ‘bolt on’.

I thought it was a good conference and gave me lots to think about. The University of Derby is beginning a pilot project to look at awarding badges. Reflecting on the event it seems that we are in a unique scenario, in that there is support from management. The Academic Innovation Hub are also developing a bespoke server, which again seems to be an innovative approach.

Further Resources and information

If you would like to know more about Open Badges or would like to be part our of our pilot, then please contact tel@derby.ac.uk

Appy Monday – Office Lens

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What is it?

Office Lens turns your device into a scanner. Take a photo of a document or a whiteboard and Office Lens trims and enhances it, so it looks like a scanned image.

What can it do?

  • Trims, crops and enhances the picture. In Whiteboard mode it will clean up glare and shadows.
  • It integrates with Office 365 and OneNote.
  • Convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint
  • Office Lens uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) so if you capture a printed document, you can search for words and edit them.

Download it now…

Office Lens is a free download from iTunes, Google Play and the Microsoft Store

How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • It is a quick and efficient way of converting physical resources into digital ones. Staff and students can take a photo of a handout or worksheet and share it with colleagues.
  • Students can capture an explanation or diagram on a whiteboard then use Office Lens to capture it and send it to OneNote to annotate along with their notes.
  • Capture documents for inclusion in an ePortfolio, particularly those which require signatures.
  • Export your Office Lens image to PowerPoint and the hand drawn lines are converted into objects that can be moved, resized etc. You can continue to develop the work or build a presentation around it.

Short task:

  1. Install Office Lens.
  2. Write a message on a post-it note or whiteboard.
  3. Use Office Lens to capture the document or whiteboard.
  4. Using the Export function, email the image to yourself.

Screenshots from Office Lens

Important note

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Office Lens within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865.

Useful Resources