I just wanted to introduce myself as your new theme leader for Technology Enhanced Learning. My name is Ann Luce, and I’m a Principal Academic from the School of Journalism, English and Communication in the Faculty of Media and Communication. I’ve been teaching in higher education for over a decade now, and before that I worked as a journalist in the U.S. covering all sorts of things. My research so far has focused on media reporting of suicide, and also media representation of midwifery. A third strand to my research has always been around education and how I teach in my classroom, especially how I’ve used technology enhanced learning in my classroom.
Which leads me to what I can do for YOU!
My guiding principles as your TEL theme leader is to a.) make your life easier and b.) enhance your classroom so that your students are getting the best pedagogical experience they possibly can (while making your life easier!)
My goal this year is to send you a short weekly video on a technological tool or app that can help you in your classroom. I’m not asking you to adopt every single one of them , but maybe try something different… (oh and if you do try them all, you’ll win a prize!!)
Don’t worry, you won’t have to do it alone. I’m going to hold drop in sessions every month on both campuses so if you need some help, or have a burning question, you can just pop along to those sessions and I’ll help you out. I won’t promise to have all the answers, but I will promise to support you in finding a solution!
Other exciting things I have planned: We’re running some TEL workshops starting end of October into November. These can be taken as CPD, or if you’ve always fancied going back and getting a Master’s Degree (or a second one!), these sessions will account for 20 credits of a PgDip. Why don’t you log onto Organisational Development and sign up?
There’s also an exciting new TEL space coming soon in the Staff Centre on Talbot campus and at an undisclosed location on the Lansdowne campus… stay tuned for that!
More importantly, I want to hear from YOU! What do you need help with? What are you already doing in your classroom that we can share with other colleagues?
I’d love to hear from you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org