JISC RSC Learning Technologies

JISC RSC Scotland North & East

screenshot: MyStudyBar

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I was joined yesterday, for a quick Skype audio chat, by my colleague, Craig Mill (or should that be James Bond!), the eLearning Advisor for Accessibility and Inclusion, to chat about the RSC’s newest resource – MyStudyBar, part of the EduApps suite.

MyStudyBar is a floating toolbar containing 15 specially chosen apps, broken down into six categories, to support learners with literacy related difficulties such as dyslexia.

MyStudyBar is free to download and use. It can also run directly from a USB memory stick. Handy, if you’re using multiple computers. It’s also extensively supported by a range of tutorials.

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Download MELSIG Overview MP3

Carol Beattie, Academic Development Advisor (eLearning), from the University of Chester kindly joined me in an audio chat to discuss the Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) – formerly the Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Special Interest Group.

The group is open to FE and HE and is free to join. There are also face-to-face meetings held throughout the UK. I attended the one at Glasgow Caledonian University last year and it was great to see what other institutions are doing with media enhanced learning.

Resources mentioned in the audio chat

The next meeting is at the University of Sunderland on the 21 April 2010. The programme is available here.

The MELSIG group has a support wiki which includes 100+ Ideas for Podcasting and the Podcast Repository. It also contains information about the community driven book.

If you want to keep up-to-date the latest meeting announcements or have a question there is a JISCmail list for that too.