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Recording lectures using Microsoft Lync

The recording of lectures for students to revisit after a contact session is becoming more and more prevalent. This is especially relevant in South Africa where we have eleven official languages. Many of your students may not speak English as their first language and may struggle with understanding the language, never mind the concept you are trying to get across.

Posted to Adventures of a Blended Learning Techie by Shaun Meyer on 13 March 2015 11:24:33 | with 0 comments

Beating the blubber

The facts don't lie. We're bursting at the seams with two-thirds of South African women overweight and 25% of our population eating a high-sugar and fat diet (Tim Noakes will not be surprised) ... but are we doing anything about it? Let's see what's happening at NMMU.      

Posted to Life@NMMU by Debbie Derry on 08 August 2013 13:15:25 | with 0 comments

I turned my back ...

Be warned. If you go away on leave at NMMU, don't expect everything to be the same when you return. Within the three-week recess, the university has completed buildings, staged a new event, launched an electric car, revamped gardens, introduced a major road detour and welcomed new staff members ... 

Posted to Life@NMMU by Debbie Derry on 31 July 2013 14:04:47 | with 0 comments

Today's Meet and Tagxedo

Meet online, have question and answer sessions, get input from your class as you go along. There are many possible applications of these simple to use tools.

Posted to Adventures of a Blended Learning Techie by Shaun Meyer on 02 April 2012 20:28:14 | with 0 comments

SharePoint 2010: Collaborate, network, teach.

You probably already know that we already have a pretty amazing collaboration tool at the NMMU. Blogs, forums, wikis, shared documents, online calendars to name some of the functionality. SharePoint 2010 is indeed very powerful. Both our student and staff portals as well as their mobile versions run on custom developed SharePoint 2010 sites.

Posted to Adventures of a Blended Learning Techie by Shaun Meyer on 24 March 2012 05:52:06 | with 0 comments

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