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New WebCT and Turnitin courses (April-June 2011)

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT

New dates now available for Web CT Introductory and Advanced courses, and a course on Using Turnitin in WebCT.

Have you seen our Learning Technology blog?

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT

The Learning Technology Section now has a blog in which we report on developments in e-learning at the University of Nottingham and the wider sector, OER (open educational resources) issues, training courses and events, the VLE and other e-learning tools and recent case studies and conferences.

Forthcoming elearning events

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT

Simshare: Open Educational Resources (OER) in simulation learning workshops announced

New exploring elearning course

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The Learning Team (in co-operation with Central Short Courses) are once again offering the exploring e-learning course. This one-day course will give participants an opportunity to use a number of different e-learning tools.

Open learning conference - an invite

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The University of Nottingham hosts the national Open Learning Conference - Update and invite.

Open Learning conference

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The University of Nottingham hosts the national Open Learning Conference

Xerte project feature on TALIS podcast

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The Xerte team have worked with Talis to produce a podcast on the project

Xerte project team wins national award

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The Xerte project team has won the Learning Technologist Team award for 2009

Xerte reviewed on Molenet

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT

Xerte on molenet

Open Educational resources project at Nottingham

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The JISC OER programme officially launches

Generation Net Lecture series announced

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The Institute of Film and Television studies have annouced a series of lectures.

Second Life at the University of Nottingham

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The University of Nottingham have released a video and podcast of the institution's Second Life island.

Xerte Online Toolkits demonstration

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT

Alistair McNaught, Senior Advisor for Jisc's techDis Service, demonstrates Xerte Online Toolkits.

where:now - Geospatial workshop event

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT

where:now is an exciting new project funded by the University's knowledge transfer initiative. The project will be holding its first networking workshop on Wednesday 18th March, 9:30am-2pm at the University Staff Club

Sharing of Learning Objects and related resources in health care

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT

A one day conference on Sharing of Learning Objects and related resources in health care to be held at the University of Nottingham on 24th March 2009, hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Reusable Learning Objects (RLO-CETL).

E-learning Seminar videos released

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The lecture capture videos from the January 2009 e-learning seminar are now available

University's Podcast Site receives international recognition

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT

The University's Podcasting site ( has been listed number 8 in a series of Educational resources.

Exploring E-learning course announced

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT

Exploring E-Learning is a three-part course suitable for any staff interested in finding out more about using e-learning methods.

Xerte Online Toolkits Launch event video

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:00:00 GMT

A video recording of the Xerte Online Toolkits launch event has been made available.

New tutorials on elan

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Several new tutorials (on E-assessment and Xerte Online Toolkits) have been added to the What do you want to do? section.

Xerte Online Toolkits and El@n Featured in the hub

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The Hub magazine - a University publication has featured two articles - one on Xerte Online Tools, the other on Community.

U-Now now part of the opencourse consortium

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The University Of Nottingham's U-Now site has been accepted as part of the opencourseware consortium

Xerte / toolkits featured as pick of the day

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Xerte and xerte online toolkits listed on Pick of the day

Xerte goes open source

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The Xerte tool (and the associated online toolkits) have now been made available as open source tools

One Stop Language Shop shortlisted for Times Higher Award

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT

One Stop Language Shop (OSLS), has secured The University of Nottingham a nomination for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year

E-learning now a core activity for higher education

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has released a new report "Outcomes from institutional audit: Institutions" support for e-learning".

Podcasting book published

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The HEA Funded Impala project - which has members form the University of Nottingham - has published a new book 'Podcasting for Learning in Universities'.

£50 vouchers available for testing Intute

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Intute is looking for librarians and academic staff to help them understand how staff are using the website.

University learning resources receives worldwide coverage

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:00:00 GMT is a resource developed by The School of Chemistry with a video for almost every element in the periodic table.

Development funding announced by HEAS

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) has announced the Subject Development Fund.

Modelling learning design video available

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The recent LSRI "Modelling learning design" lecture has been made available as a video.

"Learning from digital natives " - HEA Report published

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Citing the link

Formal and informal learning have been viewed as competing paradigms. However, students are increasingly adopting the tools and strategies for informal learning within formalised educational settings.

Potential affordances of this integration have been largely unexplored and there is little evidence base to draw upon. This project will address this issue by providing an educational rationale for integrating formal and informal learning supported by electronic tools.

Online Xerte templates distributed to School of Nursing

Tue, 27 May 2008 12:00:00 GMT

One of the publically available Xerte templates has been publicised to staff members in the School of Nursing.

Wanted - Volunteers for E-learning Course

Mon, 19 May 2008 12:00:00 GMT

E-learning course for staff by e-learning wants volunteers for pilot

Toolkits paper presented at International Conference

Thu, 08 May 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The toolkits project, part of the wider e-learning strategy has been presented to an international e-learning and technology conference.

UNow item featured in the British Medical Journal

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Biomechanics expert Dr Donal McNally, from The University of Nottingham, has devised a "cookbook" to teach students without first hand experience of dissection.

Interactive technologies - Call for papers

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Nottingham Trent is running a conference to showcase practice and mainstream research on the use of interactive technologies in education.

Xerte Online Toolkits released in Beta

Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The Xerte Online toolkits website ( has now been released in beta form.

Online E-learning conferences announced

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

U21Global, the world's premier online graduate school, is organising a series of online conferences on e-learning.

Report on computer interfaces in the future

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Emerging computer technologies will change our lives for the better by 2020. Advances in interfaces - the physical way we react with computers - and other techniques of controlling computers will supplement the role of the traditional keyboard and mouse, but we need to retain control to ensure that these developments do not impact negatively on basic human values.

New content at Community @ Nottingham

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Following some user feedback, Community @ Nottingham has several new features to help users get more from the site.

The European eLearning Summit

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The European eLearning Summit (EeLS) is hosted at the University from the 19th to the 21st of August.

E-assessment seminar in Nottingham

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The e-Assessment Association is holding an event in Nottingham on the 7th of May.

New tutorials uploaded to el@n

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Over 20 new tutorials have been uploaded into the "What do you want to do" section on el@n. These cover Community@Nottingham, Dreamweaver, WebCT and podcasting.

Community @ Nottingham updates

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Community @ Nottingham now has over 300 users (and over 200 visitors a week, often with 50 site visitors a day). For people new to the site, the IS Learning team have annouced 2 new training clinics.

Community blog leads to bluecasting project

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:00:00 GMT

A post on Community@Nottingham - has led to a project to research and evaluate the use of bluecasting in educational areas.

U-Now materials highly rated on

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Several learning objects have been rated as "Editor's choice" on the Intute site

E-learning using 3d Environments event

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The National College for School Leadership is organising an event to introduce participants to these immersive environments.

New E-learning course for Staff by e-learning

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:00:00 GMT

SEDU and IS learning have annouced the creation of a new pilot course looking at how University staff can gain the most from e-learning

U-Now site officially launched to the world

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:00:00 GMT

The U-Now site has now been made available to people outside the University of Nottingham for the first time, although it has been available to University staff previously.

E-learning seminar on Jan 16th 1:30-3:30PM

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:00:00 GMT

There is an e-learning seminar planned for next week on Wednesday the 16th of January (1:30-3:30pm a48 Sir Clive Granger building). Please feel free to circulate this information to any colleagues you may feel would be interested.

ALT-C Learning object winners announced

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 12:00:00 GMT

This year's ALT-C Reusable Learning Object entrants available on one web page

New E-learning case studies available

Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:00:00 GMT

Several new case studies on the development and use of e-learning have been added to el@n

2 free places on e-learning training course

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 GMT

Web Quests, Treasure Hunts, Hotlists and Subject Samplers - a course provided by Netskills and hosted in the Hallward library has 2 free places for staff.

Video Podcasts nominated for national award

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 12:00:00 GMT

A series of films (which are also available from the University's podcast site ( have been nominated for the Royal Television Society (RTS) award.

Nottingham lecturer receives coverage in national press

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:00:00 GMT

Dr Nick Mount (lecturer in geography at the University of Nottingham) has received national coverage on his use of mobile technology.

IS Learning team shortlisted for prestigious award

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:00:00 GMT

IS Learning has been shortlisted in the inaugural ALT "learning technologist of the year award".

JISC Report on student expectations of university is published

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:00:00 GMT

Students who have grown up with technology are finding it hard to perceive academic use says report