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Thinking like a Designer

Learning development in a creative faculty A faculty-based learning developer (LD) must accommodate the full range of subjects and types of learners in their specific contexts. The ‘design thinking’ (DT) five basic stages of ‘empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test’ that

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Introducing Artstor – resources for teaching and learning

Artstor contains over 2.5 million images on a wide range of subjects.  You can use any of these images for assignments (lecturers can also use them for teaching and research (provided they are used behind a password, e.g. in Moodle).  If

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New Library eresource: The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching

The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching offers over 750 entries on the essential practical and theoretical aspects of teaching English as a second language. Each entry is helpfully organised into three sections: “Framing the issue,” “Making the case,” and “Pedagogical

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Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better

It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and

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University attains Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status

The University has just been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.  Only three other institutions in South East England have achieved this.  The report confirmed that the University delivers: “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students,” and that

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From “Pokemon Go” to “Parasite Hunt”

If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the

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I-Find Academic Information (CCi students)

Missed a timetabled library workshop recently?  Just need to find a few extra academic sources for your essay or dissertation? Then please come along to one of the i-find Academic Information workshops, scheduled especially for students in the Faculty of

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SU Teaching Awards Success

Anne Worden was runner up in the Best Student Support category of the SU Teaching Awards, beating off a host of others.  This is the fourth year of the awards and the fourth time we’ve picked up an award.  Anne

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Lego multi-story carpark

For those who’ve complained that we haven’t had enough Lego of late (or that Monday’s TOTD was too static), try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22PAaX_cEOI&NR=1 An instructional video on how to build, and use, a multi-story carpark.

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Les Trois Petits Cochon do Gaga

In June of last year we reported on librarians doing Lady Gaga (http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2010/06/2047/).  Now it’s the turn of the three little pigs! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxnpz0z_hg You might even learn some French watching this! Thanks to S for finding it.

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