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  • 1. Ten ways to spice up your NOW learning room
    Anna ArmstrongCentre for Professional Learning & Development

2. 3. Logistics
Toilets
Drinks and Refreshments
Fire Alarms
Questioning Policy
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4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonytoo/4692186465/
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5. By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Make your NOW learning room a hub for all information and resources for your module

6. Enhance your face-to-face sessions with videos, topical subjects and competitions, dates, definitions and events 7. Have your learning room automatically updated by linking to live feeds from the internet 8. Provide a rich source of new information, wider reading, activities and learning resources24 August 2011
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10. Imagine
11. 10 Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room
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12. Discover the Ten Tips

  • In groups of two or three look at the learning room page Ten Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room (under your Student tab).

13. What do you like/dislike about the learning room, from a student perspective? 14. How many new ideas can you find?24 August 2011
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15. Practise in your Sandbox Module
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Colour code your learning room
Why?

  • Give your learning room a distinctive appearance

17. Have an agreed house style with other related modules 18. Highlight important informationHow?

  • Edit the homepage layout

19. Change the colours of the widget headings / titles24 August 2011
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Colour code your learning room
Learning room layout

  • Widget layout is based on standard template (uneditable)

21. Create a new template (editable)25 August 2011
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23. Find copyright-free images
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Pose a question/competition/incentive
Why?

  • Question of the week

25. Create interest 26. Brighten up learning room 27. Raise awareness 28. Increase engagement with the learning room 29. Link to more information 30. Teaser before lecture 31. Share your photos 32. Answer revealed in lecture 33. Test knowledge 34. Spark discussion 35. Revision of difficult conceptHow?

  • Create NOW widget

36. Add an image, text or link to it 37. Add widget to your learning room page24 August 2011
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Provide live topical news updates
Why?

  • Provide topical content automatically updated

39. Wider reading 40. Create interest in the topicHow?

  • Get an RSS feed from website of your choice

41. Convert to code suitable for NOW 42. Add to a new widget in NOW24 August 2011
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Open new tabs and go to

  • tinyurl.com/makecode

46. www.guardian.co.uk