Guest post – DigiLearn: Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation

Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation Authors: Sam Pywell – Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Lancashire Dr Abhi Jones – Phase 2 Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine Theme Lead and Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education, University of Central Lancashire Thanks to colleagues Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: A ‘Tech and Tactile’ approach to teaching – pandemic update!

Author: Fran Brown-Cornwall – Education Department Lecturer, Staffordshire University On Wednesday 16th September 2020, I was really grateful to head to the DigiLearn Sector community and share my experiences using my ‘tech and tactile’ approach to teaching.  It was a look at how I combine playful pedagogy, digital and creative methods to merge Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: The future of education?

Author: Ian Wilson – Senior Lecturer in Education, York St John University   The future is unknown but, as Abraham Lincoln stated – “’The Best way to predict the future is to create it’? As we look to the future from a point within the current situation where the end is hopefully in sight, I have been thinking about whether we are preparing learners for the future and whether, our roles as educators will still be needed or Read more…

Kahoot: Art of War

Author: Phil McMillan – TELT Let’s set the scene, you are on the home straight, the medal and all the accolades that come with winning are within sight. You are primed, poised and powering through your rivals, many of whom you considered friends merely minutes prior. Everything hurts but you need to just keep pushing… Then your phone notification pops up, <buzz> <buzz> it says you are 2nd. Worst of all you lost to Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: From ‘Floating heads’ to simulated prisons: Reflecting on the endless possibilities of the DigiLearn Sector for Technology-enhanced learning (TEL)

Author: Sam Pywell – Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Lancashire This blog is being written on the back of initiatives which have arisen from being a part of the DigiLearn Sector community. These have included: ‘Floating heads’ – the start of using video calling clinical practitioners from a physical classroom, the ‘SIMulated Hospital’ and subsequent chatbots work, and now the construction of a simulated prison – which may connect Read more…