Monthly Archives: September 2016

What does research-informed teaching look like?

The HEA together with the University Alliance have issued a paper – a collection of case studies -which might help explain this. Given the REF’s new broader definition of impact and the TEF which has research-informed teaching as an indicator of quality this is certainly a useful and  timely read.          

Have you completed the digital skills questionnaire?

In response to requests for help in completing the Digital Skills Self Assessment, we have created a 9 minute video which runs through the questionnaire, explains the questions being asked and the responses that are anticipated. Click here to watch the video. Click here to complete the digital skills self assessment. This video was created… Read more »

Call for student-led co-creation project proposals – 25 Nov 16

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is pleased to invite applications for its Student-Led Co-creation Projects. The co-creation project funds student-led, collaborative projects delivering co-created outputs between an academic and a student. Whether that’s a paper, presentation or product, the output is important. Projects don’t have to form part of a particular unit of a curriculum and it… Read more »

Developing your digital curricula – 11th October in PG30a

The first of the new series of iInnovate workshops is coming up soon: Date Topic Location Facilitators Tuesday 11 October 10.00-12.00 Developing the digital curricula – Come to our workshop and get support to learn more about designing technology into your curricula PG30a David Biggins, Debbie Holley, Geli Roushan Click here to book your place.

Interactive Employability Workshop – 5th October in PG30a 13:00 – 14:30 Placement Experience and Learning Motivations in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity will be delivering an interactive CEL workshop on Wednesday 5th October in PG30a at 13:00. Dr Gavin’s research suggests motivation is critical for academic learning and achievement, and particularly student engagement in the first year at university. Based upon his recent paper, this workshop… Read more »

The development of a co-creational toolkit to explain psychological theories and their applications to real life problems.

Dr Erika Borkoles reports on a project supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund. The project’s aim was to develop a series of co-creational vodcasts to enhance students’ critical thinking skills when applying psychological theories to practice. The vodcasts were co-created with students, who advised staff on the content and format of the vodcasts. There were 5… Read more »

The first year student experience – ‘stay-at-home’ students

Colleagues, A ‘hot-off-the-press’ publication exploring students experience living at home – maybe of interest to staff busy welcoming our new students ===== Commuting, transitions and belonging: the experiences of students living at home in their first year at university (Pokorny, Holley, Kane) In this study, our cross-case analysis of students’ lives challenges the conventional home–university… Read more »

Start of year AV glitch? – emergency number for first few weeks x61010

======Colleagues, please see below the very helpful information from IT services======= For the start of the last Academic year the Service Desk provided an emergency number for use by Academics in the event of experiencing difficulties in use of the AV equipment. This was as a result of the AV Refresh which saw a considerable… Read more »

Find out about our new Fusion Building presentation equipment – drop in sessions for interested staff 7th October

Colleagues, Whther you are scheduled to teach in the new Fusion building or just want to find out more about using the technology in there for open days, seminars or events you may be running in future, these drop-in sessions are for you! Please come along and find out more! AV Tutorial sessions in FB1… Read more »