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Technology enhanced learning

Technology enhanced learning (TEL) (sometimes referred to as enabled learning) is often used to refer to e-learning, but also includes the enhancement of face-to-face learning through the use of technology.

TEL is a rapidly expanding field with specific types of technology increasingly being used by different disciplines. This can range from virtual and augmented reality to simulation-based approaches to teaching and learning.

The CELT Learning Technologies Team have expertise in supporting academic staff to utilise a wide range of technology in both teaching and assessment. You can identify the team's specialist interests and skills through their staff profiles in the About us section of these pages or simply email celt@sunderland.ac.uk detailing the nature of the support / advice you need.

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Email: celt@sunderland.ac.uk

Apps, tools and services

Digital technology is evolving and changing at an almost unimaginable pace. New software, web applications and mobile applications are constantly being released and updated.

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eAssessment, or, electronic assessment, digital assessment, online assessment, refers to the broad range of tools which are available to support electronic assessment, feedback and marking.

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Lecture capture means the use of a system to record either the audio or video of a lecture for the benefit of students who wish to revise it or who are unable to attend for any reason.

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Sunderland Media Library – Medial

The Sunderland Media Library, powered by Medial, is a video and audio hosting system owned and hosted by the University.

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The ePortfolio – Mahara

Mahara is a web-based system that allows people to build digital portfolios which can be shared with others, inside and outside of the University.

The ePortfolio – Mahara

The VLE – Canvas

Canvas, from Instructure, is the University's modern, new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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