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University of Essex

February 22, 2016

Marmite meetings

Filed under: Advice & Support,TEL — Tags: , , , — Amy Lowe @ 9:35 am

Do you love or loath meetings in the workplace?

Following on from September’s Question of the Month responses, we have collated a number of  solutions to help to reduce the burden of meetings in the workplace.

One way to save yourself some time (and money) is to organise your meetings using some clever technology that allows participants to join no matter where they are in the world.

When organising another meeting consider…

1. Do all invitees have to travel?

Why not take a look at this 15-Minute Manual on Remote Meeting Technology to get an idea of what’s involved and how you could take advantage of this simple process. You’ll need to login to Moodle with your Essex ID, e.g., to read the manual.


June 11, 2015

We’re all explorers at Essex

Filed under: Advice & Support,Developing Knowledge,TEL — Tags: , , — Marty Jacobs @ 2:21 pm

This week is “Explorers Week”. Every year, National Geographic celebrate new and emerging explorers by arranging a whole host of interesting events, many of which are streamed live via the web.

By visiting the Explorers Week website, you can connect with National Geographic scientists, conservationists, and storytellers to find out about the projects that they’re currently working on. I’ve spent a few hours on the site and it is well worth taking the time to read some of the articles and watch some of the videos; they’re are all very inspiring.


May 11, 2015

Get ready for the TEL revolution!

Filed under: TEL — Tags: , , — Marty Jacobs @ 5:02 pm

Note: This post is the first in a series about the new TEL Programme at the University of Essex.

The University is currently engaged in a three-year initiative to improve the student experience through the intelligent use of technology. This will involve a programme of projects focusing on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).