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Mobile Library Week

With the current interest in mobile learning, the ability to access Library content through a smartphone or portable device is an essential part of the equation.  Both the Library Catalogue and the wider Library Search are optimised with mobile friendly … Continue reading

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Focus, Investigate, Share: reflections on Open Education Week

RUSTLE is pleased to welcome Dawn Howard (BMEc) as a guest blogger, reporting on one of the events organised by the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team for Open Education Week at Sussex. “If you don’t send any balloons out there … Continue reading

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Open Education Week at Sussex

The third annual Open Education Week will be taking place worldwide from 10th to 15th March. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about open education by participating in events or using free and open resources. Open Education Week Events … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning – TEL gets out and about

 The University and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) recently organised a showcase of best practice in the use of mobile technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Anne Hole from the Technology Enhanced Learning office attended the event and reports … Continue reading

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Putting reading at the heart of Study Direct

Students look to Study Direct (SyD) for the resources they need for their learning on a week-by-week basis so changes were made to Study Direct to enable weekly sections of online (Aspire) reading lists to be integrated into SyD. RUSTLE … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Looking back and moving forward.

New Year is traditionally a time for looking back and moving forward. For RUSTLE this is taking the form of a look back at the most popular post of 2013, which was on the use of social media for professional development. … Continue reading

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Study Direct Tips

It’s been a while since we had a Teaching Tips post in RUSTLE so here are a few Study Direct tips. It would be great to hear some more tips from users so please use the comments box to share … Continue reading

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Autumn Learning Technology Update

This post is a brief update on some of the learning technology developments at Sussex this Autumn. There is a lot going on with Study Direct; changes in the software and the way that ‘clickers’ are being handled; a new … Continue reading

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Blogs, Tweeting and all that: social media for professional development in HE

Social media are increasingly being used by professionals in all fields to personalise their professional development. In the field of education, teachers are using Twitter and blogs to connect with each other, share ideas, good practice and develop their teaching … Continue reading

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International teaching and learning: helping all our students become global citizens.

Sussex has always had a strong international perspective and in recent years has welcomed even more international students. International learning doesn’t just happen by putting students from different countries in a lab or seminar room together though, it takes support … Continue reading

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