Tuesday, 27 March 2012
The poster is available from:
This development makes a number of good practice enhancements, for instance, the inclusion of three routes into the video content, and clearer support on downloading the application. It also allows us to further explore the distribution model, where we want to deploy interactive posters through the UCS Connect App (or equivalent). This went remarkably well, as those who already have installed the UCS Connect App simply need to open their existing app and scan one of the codes on the poster, and it works. So no need to install apps.
Another issue I'm interested in is exploring the idea of how easy is it to update the video linked to the trigger image. For instance, if I have created a video for a poster, however, a new video becomes available with updated information but I don't want to create a new set of trigger images and poster. For this poster I have only released half the story. I will be including the evaluation data / feedback from lecturers, course administrators and students next week. This scenario will let us test the best way to add content to existing trigger images and posters.
If you would like to explore how to create an augmented (interactive) poster, the Elevate Team are running a workshop for RSC JISC Eastern at UCS on the 9th May (see http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/eastern/events/2012/may/designing-location-aware-learning-activities-qr-codes-augmented-reality.aspx)
Monday, 26 March 2012
Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused
If you need to access your modules asap, you can access the VLE directly at http://wolsey.ucs.ac.uk
I will update with news as soon as possible.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
For more information, see
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
- University of Edinburgh: Effective Practice with e-Portfolios - Stories of e-portfolio implementation (focus on procurement, embedding and graduate attributes)
- Southampton Solent University: Effective Practice with e-Portfolios - Stories of e-portfolio implementation (focus on careers and student employability)
- Thanet College: Effective Practice with e-Portfolios - Stories of e-portfolio implementation (focus on continuing professional development and personalisation)
- University of Wolverhampton: Effective Practice with e-Portfolios - Stories of e-portfolio implementation (focus on PDP and short course delivery)
These video case studies (and lots of other materials) are available from
If you have any questions around using ePortfolios in your teaching, learning and assessment please email us, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
The backup process should be complete by 12noon today.
Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Monday, 19 March 2012
This workshop explores how we can effectively employ location aware based technologies, including QR Codes and Aurasma’s Image Recognition software, to develop interactive, location aware learning activities.
An aim of the workshop is to challenge attendees perceptions of what is a location aware learning activity, collaboratively develop a number of examples, and identify how they might use them effectively within teaching and learning.
It is designed for both the novice and expert, so all are welcome and content is appropriate.
For more information, including how to book visit: http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/eastern/events/2012/may/designing-location-aware-learning-activities-qr-codes-augmented-reality.aspx - alternatively, for more information (but not booking) email us at email@example.com.
Friday, 16 March 2012
The new form is based around a calendar, therefore you can see when they are booked or available, and you now will receive an email validation and confirmation of your booking (yippee).
The rest hasn't changed, you will still collect the clickers from the InfoZone, you can request training and on-day support from a member of the Elevate Team, and the software is installed on your work computer via an email to the Infozone
If you have any questions, in particular how you might use these in your teaching, please email the Elevate Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, 15 March 2012
This approach is a low threshold application, relatively simple to do and highly effective. If you’d like more information about how you might do this, please email the Elevate Team, email@example.com
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The following is a recording of a recent BBC Radio Suffolk Interview (13th March, 2012, 11.40 AM), between Andy Ramsden, Nicole Taylor and Mark Murphy
- http://soundcloud.com/elevateucs/ucs-connect-radio-suffolk - 9 minutes long.
It will hopefully give you the context of what we've been doing. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 2 March 2012
UCS Connect, the visual browsing application reskinned from the Aurasma Lite app has now been approved and is a avilable for download from the app store.
Shown below is the app in the app store via an iPhone, UCS Connect is also available via the Android Market Place for users with Android devices.
The app has been released to allow us to take advantage of the Aurasma Platform, allowing the new 2013 Undergraduate Publication to have video content embedded in the printed publication. As well has the Undergrad Publication the Elevate Team are using the app/platform to assist in the dissemination of other projects/findings.
Recently we supported the production of a conference poster, allowing the academic member of staff to embed the audio files from student interviews in to the printed poster. The poster and views of the author can be found here and here.
There is great interest for this application of bringing the physical and virtual worlds together, both from a marketing/promotional aspect and the teaching and learning.
The Elevate Team are going to be looking at how we can make this more of sustainable technology, currently it is quite niche, although getting lots of interest. We will be working on a "Getting Started" guide to using and creating "auras", the name given to the digital interaction. Currently we are running all of our developments through one developer account with Aurasma, we will speaking to their Partners Manager to see if there are options for allowing this development to grow sustainably.
The Elevate Team are also running a workshop on interactive posters and we will be sharing our developments with this technology.
The 2013 Undergraduate Publication is officially released on Monday and due to the nature of the technology used, the launch will supported by a press release, describing this as the first UK Institution to augment a prospectus with the Aurasma technlogy.