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SlideShare

http://www.slideshare.net/ If you need to include existing presentations directly into an activity or NILE site (rather than linking to a file that students may or may not be able to open), SlidSshare may be the answer. It requires an account… Continue Reading

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Xerte Scenarios

Xerte contains a tool to create scenario based activities. This might be related to solving a concrete problem or explore a more subjective issue. While a little complex, it is effective – more details can be found at:  http://xerte.org.uk/docs/xot/help/ScenarioConnectorPageGuide.pdf

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Print as PDF

Sites and blogs, unless they are NILE content, cannot be submitted as assignments. This is because they can be altered after a submission date. But portfolio content is often needed by students for an online CV and it is difficult… Continue Reading

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Icons

Royalty free Icons If you need free of charge ‘icon’ type images, perhaps to signpost different categories of content, this is an excellent source. Use the .jpg or .png versions. Another (perhaps more colourful) alternative is IconArchive, which offers .ico… Continue Reading

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Creative Commons Search

Search for Creative Commons images A useful search tool to supplement Google. Beware of Flickr images in general as many images have been inadvertently been tagged with a CC licence.

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Xpert

Xpert Finds Creative Commons images and adds the licence and attribution directly into the image. It also finds sounds and videos too.

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Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts The University subscribes to this ‘super iPlayer’ which can record anything on the free to air TV channels in the UK. Students need to log in with their University credentials and be located (or at least ‘apparently’… Continue Reading