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Reviews: online booking services for tutors and lecturers

There are many online booking (AKA calender scheduling) services available online. University and college lecturers often use such services when they have to book one-to-one or group tutorials with students. In the past I have used ScheduleOnce for my dissertation and major project students, preferring this over our rather clunky appointment booking system in our […]

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Marking journalism assignments with Camtasia 6 and a Logitech mic

Time to wave goodbye to old-fashioned lecture notes (Independent – 19th Nov 2009) reports on how Russell Stannard, principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Westminster, uses technology to mark student essays. This got me thinking. I’ve been dabbling with Camtasia 3 for a few months. The software came free with an issue of […]

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Why do lecturers blog? And what do they talk about?

This is old news, but Zoe Corbyn wrote an excellent feature on academics who blog in the Times Higher – By the blog: academics tread carefully (October 2008). Scroll down the article, stop about halfway and stuck between Zoe Brigley of Northampton University and David Petley of Durham, you can read about this blog! Zoe's […]

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Assessing student blog posts and developing good blog writing style!

Here are a few reflective thoughts about assessing student blog posts. Students were asked to contribute to a class blog as part of the online journalism unit that I teach. Eleven theoretical questions were posted on the blog and students were asked to choose five questions and post opinion articles (no more than 800 words […]

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