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Free online courses: Preventing Zika and Eliminating Trachoma

Our next free online courses
The School’s next free online courses will be available in July and September 2016.

The first, produced by School staff and arctec, is titled Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito. The course considers the science behind the current Zika outbreak…

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Upgrade to Moodle 2.8: New Features

Upgrade to Moodle 2.8
The annual Moodle upgrade to version 2.8 will take place on 30th July 2015. On this day the site will be accessible, albeit in ‘read-only’ mode, meaning that while students and staff will retain full access to most resources during the upgrade, no…

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Event: Bloomsbury Learning Environment e-Learning Fayre

BLE e-Learning Fayre
Wednesday 16th July
Clarke Hall, Institute of Education
To celebrate 10 years of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment and to mark the end of another successful academic year supporting and encouraging Technology Enhanced Learning, you are invited to attend the BLE e-Learning Fayre.


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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at LSHTM

From the Dean of Studies, Prof. Sharon Huttly:

As some of you know, the School has become a partner in FutureLearn – the UK’s main MOOC platform – as part of its strategic development of online/e-learning. We’re holding an open meeting on Monday 16th June at 12.45…

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Event – Exploring the use of digital technologies to enhance assessment & feedback

This Bloomsbury Learning Environment event is due to take place Wednesday 4th June 2014 and focuses on technology-enhanced assessment and feedback.

Key information
As we approach the end of the academic year, this seminar for the Bloomsbury Colleges presents an ideal opportunity to take a look at how your…

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Event: Shaking up teaching by flipping classrooms

This Bloomsbury Learning Environment event is due to take place Wednesday 21st May 2014, and focuses on the ‘flipped classroom’.

Key information
What does it mean to “flip a classroom”? What are the drivers that are leading to new ways of delivering teaching and shaping learning? Are academics ready to…

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Introducing the BLOOC (Bloomsbury Online Course)

What’s the BLOOC?
The BLOOC, or Bloomsbury Online Course, is now open for enrolment for teaching staff in the Bloomsbury Colleges in advance of its 16th June 2014 start date.
If you teach at one of the five Bloomsbury Colleges (Birkbeck, IOE, LSHTM, RVC, or SOAS) and want to…

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Event overview – Online learning: Developing trends

This lunchtime seminar, presented by Myles Runham, Head of Online at the BBC Academy, demonstrated how and why the BBC utilises social media in its delivery of online learning and educational content, in addition to the benefits of doing so.

Some key points I took away from the seminar are…

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Event: Lunchtime Bitesize Series

Bite-size is an exciting and diverse programme of lunchtime workshops on topics of broad interest to staff at the School. Bite-size sessions are open to all staff.

Following on from the success of the programme at the end of last year, we are re-launching Bite-size in…

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Event overview: BETT14

Late last month I went along to the annual BETT show at London’s Excel exhibition mega-centre. The show covers learning technology for every stage of education, and a prior visit
meant that I was ready to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of people, stands and technologies on…

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