- The University of Worcester is fully committed to making effective use of learning technology, adding a creative dimension to learning and teaching using e-learning in a flexible, accessible and integrated manner. The approach being followed at University of Worcester is to integrate the use of online information and online activities into learning and teaching for all its courses.
Every module or course will use e-learning to a greater or lesser extent depending on educational requirements and the needs of students working both on and off campus. The e-learning web site will provide staff with information and with ready access to services. It is maintained by the e-learning specialists within the Learning and Teaching Technology Unit of ILS who provide support, training and collaborative development across the University.
Learning and Teaching Technology Unit Services and Information
E-Learning Services Overview
- Equipment Loan
Audio and Video Services
Advice on E-Course Design and Development
Advice and Help with Audio/Video in Learning and Teaching
Guidance on Plagiarism Detection/Prevention
iPod Touch Technology Support
Web 2.0 for E-Learning
Media Sharing Services
Camtasia and Captivate
The LTTU provides training for staff and students on our own systems and services as well as many other commercial products. Individual and group training can be arranged on request, and workshops are run throughout the year covering the development and usage of the following:
- Content Creation and authoring
- Blackboard Development - information and guides
- Pebblepad - overview and getting started guide
- Equipment available for loan
- Uniview at the LTTU
Links to External Online Training and Information
Online training and information for common software products in use at the University can be found below.
- Captivate training blog - link to Captivate tutorials
- Camtasia - getting started with Camtasia
- Audacity wiki and tutorials
- iMovie HD basic training
- iMovie 08 tutorials
- iMovie 09 tutorials
- iDVD 09 tutorials
- Garage Band 09 tutorials
- Getting Started With Windows Movie Maker
For further details on software supported by the LTTU, or on available training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Minute Tips for Inclusive Practice
This is a joint project between the Centre for Inclusive Learning Support (CILS) and the Learning and Teaching Technology Unit within ILS. The project has produced a set of resources which provide staff and student information on a range of issues surrounding accessibility, in the form of short video clips or vidcasts. These are made available via a website with the aim of embedding inclusive practice and enhancing the learning experience of students with additional needs.
Below are links to E-Learning resources and projects currently in use at the University.
The Association of Learning Technology Website
- JISC E-Learning Theme
A range of information about various e-learning activities organised and funded by JISC
- Worcester Learning Box Repository Project
The overall aim is to start up a new learning materials repository at the University based on ”Learning Box”, a fresh approach developed within the Faroes project at Southampton.
- Creatively Using Learning Technologies (CULT) Project
Software Links - Downloads and Further Information
- Adobe Captivate - link to Adobe Captivate web pages
- Articulate Studio - Articulate home page
- Audacity - application download and support for sound/podcast editing
- Camtasia - Camtasia home page
- Firefox Web Browser download
- iMovie/iLife - information and support for Apple's iLife suite, including iMovie, iDVD and Garage Band
- Java download and verification
- Juice - a cross platform podcasting receiver
- Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer - allows opening and viewing of PowerPoint files without having the full PowerPoint software installed
- TurningPoint homepage
- Windows Movie Maker - download and support