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Posts by: Emma Millard
When Microsoft launched Office 2007, the menu system was replaced by the ‘ribbon’ – groups of commands that run across the top of the window, with tabs organising them into common themes. It’s much more visual than the previous system and provoked very mixed responses, with some finding it much more intuitive but others, particularly [...]Continue reading: Office 2010 Quick Tips – Customise the Ribbon
Text to Speech is simply the conversion of text on the screen to synthetic speech which is read aloud to the user. It can be very useful for a range of users – for people with visual impairment, for those with dyslexia who find it easier to listen to a document than to read it, [...]Continue reading: Office 2010 Quick Tips – Text to Speech
I’ve recently had Microsoft® Office 2010 installed on my computer and have discovered a few different accessibility features. Some are new in this version, others have been in previous versions but I hadn’t noticed! I thought it would be useful to gather them together in a series of short blog posts – please feel free [...]Continue reading: Office 2010 – Quick Tips
e-Safety is a subject that receives a lot of media attention, particularly with regards to social networking and online bullying (for example, the BBC’s recent Panorama programme on cyberbullying, available on iPlayer until February 2013). There are also concerns about the security of financial transactions online. A Continue reading: e-Safety – can we safeguard vulnerable adults?
Since we produced Upwardly Mobile, our toolkit for getting started with mobile learning, in 2009 mobile technologies have changed enormously. Smartphones are more popular, and even on feature phones touch screens are widely used. The iPad and Kindle have made tablets and e-books far more mainstream, and it seems there’s an app for almost anything.
[...]Continue reading: Mobile Learning: Are we moving on?
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This is some of the feedback we received on our first TechDis Tuesday session yesterday, and we’re delighted with how successful [...]Continue reading: Food for thought on Tuesday lunchtimes
This post continues the Technology Horizons series, looking at new and emerging technologies that we think could have an impact on education over the next few years.
Cool tools or assistive technology in disguise?Continue reading: Technology Horizons – Apps
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