Digital Learning News April 2024


Hello and welcome back! Hopefully, you managed to get a restful break and enjoyed lots of chocolate over Easter!

In this month’s issue, we share important news and updates, handy top tips, and inspiration to help improve your Digital Teaching, Learning, and Assessment practice.

For this month’s question, we want to know ‘What do you use LearnZone for?’
We are keen to hear as much feedback as possible, and we appreciate everyone who participates in each month’s question.
Select the image below to take part in this month’s survey or visit this link.

What do you use LearnZone for? Survey question screenshot that links to the Microsoft Form


AI Workshops

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Starting next week, we are running a couple of 30-minute AI workshops until May half term. Anyone interested can drop by and ask us any burning questions you may have about AI or writing your prompts.

Dates and location can be found below:

From week commencing Monday 15 April for six weeks in L107

  • Wednesdays: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • Thursdays: 12:30pm – 1pm

Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance!

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We have been informed of some upcoming Turnitin scheduled maintenance.

Turnitin will take a 5-hour maintenance window on Saturday 20 April and will be unavailable from 3pm8pm.

Top Tips and Resources

The Artificial Human – BBC Podcast

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If you are interested in AI in both education and life in general, BBC Radio 4 have launched a Podcast called ‘The Artificial Human’.

There are currently 7 episodes in which the hosts discuss and answer the questions we’re all asking about AI.

Quizizz Free-For-Schools

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You can now get even more from Quizizz!

Quizizz recently introduced a new Free for Schools programme, which provides you with 100% free lifetime access to Quizizz top 3 premium features.

Find out more in our blog post.

Personal and Professional Development – Exam Skills

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As we enter the thick of exam season with revision and planning well underway, now is a great time to promote the PPD Exam Skills page with your students.

We recently updated the Study Skill section of the PPD in FE LearnZone adding in useful AI prompts and tools.

You should familiarise yourself with the PPD Study Skill pages to effectively share these resources with your students, helping them prepare for their Exams and Assessments.

AI Prompt of the Month

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This month’s prompt is… ‘Map practical experiences to competencies’ and comes from Anthony ‘Lou’ Louch in Public Services.

Promote this prompt with your learners to customise and create evidence for a particular assessment or application based on a real-life practical task; identifying how their practical experiences map to competencies.

We encourage you to share your top prompt through our AI Prompts online form. If you need further guidance or have any concerns regarding AI misconduct, please email us.

Help and Support

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As always contact the Digital Learning Team for more information, guidance, and support.

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