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Since Toolbox launched on 31 May we have been busy adding more resources, trying to make sure it is as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible. We particularly focussed on some of the free and Open Source software that we think can be really useful for learners.
There are short video clips and how-to guides available [...]Continue reading: More Free Tools on Toolbox
Fresh back from my hols it was straight into the Discover JISC Residential which took place at the Higher Education Academy in York on the 24th and 25th October 2012. It was great to put names to faces and meet the people from the [...]Continue reading: Discover JISC – we’re on our way!
- A post from Dr Shirley Evans, Discover JISC Project Manager.
The 1 October signalled the official start to the Discover JISC project. JISC TechDis is managing this partner driven project which involves ten organisations from the FE and Skills sectors under the BIS-funded Further Education and Skills Development and Resources Programme. The programme is managed [...]Continue reading: Discover JISC – the journey begins…
On September 13, 2012 By AllisonL
Response to the report – Sal Cooke, Director of JISC TechDis
I read the recently published Ofsted thematic inspection on Protecting Disabled Children with interest.
The inspection report stresses the importance of capturing the views, wishes and feelings of the children and young people about their situation and care. I enjoyed the case study that [...]Continue reading: Ofsted thematic inspection: Protecting Disabled Children
One of the paradoxes of an advisory service is that they take people away from their day to day practice and – in the process – make them out of date and out of touch. The challenge is to find ways to keep alert to the realities of day to day teaching and keep in [...]Continue reading: Guerrillas in the Midst
Microsoft are due to launch the latest version of their Windows operating system, Windows 8, in late October alongside their tablet devices (Microsoft Surface). It is designed to sync across all of a user’s Windows 8 devices and the interface is the same for both touchscreen and desktop interfaces. In terms of the interface it [...]Continue reading: Introducing Windows 8
On August 17, 2012 By Emma Millard
SmartArt graphics were introduced in Microsoft Word 2007 to provide an easier way to create diagrams, flowcharts and other simple illustrations. It is much easier than drawing the shapes, aligning them, adding arrows, and changing the colours individually as you needed to in previous versions. SmartArt is available in Word, PowerPoint (where you can animate [...]Continue reading: Office 2010 Quick Tips – Creating Smart Art Graphics with your Keyboard
Alistair McNaught volunteered at this years International Computer Camp for blind and visually impaired students which was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 1-8 August. These are his thoughts from Day One.
We met the students last night – nine in all. The four I already knew are either at University or studying A levels. The [...]Continue reading: ICC International Day 1
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