Technology Enhanced Learning

Second Life building

Virtual Reality, Second Life and Sansar

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have exploded into the news and public consciousness once again. It takes me back five years to my Masters studies in Creative Technology at Salford Uni. At the time, our Professors bought an Island in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Our profs were digital artists in their own right, […]

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Touch table app

Native app vs Responsive websites – Do you need an app?

These are the kind of questions is that comes up a lot in our Business School when we are talking to students and companies. This article explores the idea of Native app vs Responsive websites. Do you really need your own app?  Quite often, companies ask for an app, but actually, there may be other solutions […]

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Wordcloud innovation

Using live polls in the classroom

Today in our Postgraduate, Digital Innovation class at Salford Business School, we were investigating innovative ways to visualise data. The class are also formulating and pitching their own digital innovation ideas, which we hope they may be able to enter into one of our innovation competitions later in the year. I was recently introduced to a […]

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Open access showcasing platform and the UKPSF

I have spent most of my career as a web programmer and digital developer. My teaching responsibilities have increased over the years and these things can cross over and weave together to support students. Creative Hive is a web platform that I developed to support students to create a blog and website to showcase their work. This […]

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Flexible, distance and blended learning for CPD short courses

Flexible and innovative learning models and also CPD are actively supported by Salford University as outlined in the teaching and learning strategy (The University of Salford, 2013, p.13). On a wider level, QAA (2010, p.63) also supports the quality facilitation of collaborative learning in HE.

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Open educational practises, open resources and MOOC’s

Open educational practises (OEP) generally include the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and are usually free to access,  open licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, assessment and research. The exact definition varies, but  the concept of opening out education is increasingly popular with the UK government investing £15m on open resource […]

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