Posts By: aluce

Am I Hired? What does your social media profile say about you?

Colleagues from the University of Lincoln presented a rather innovative tech tool, “Am I Hired?” at the recent ALT Annual Conference, 2018 in Manchester, 11-13 September. 70% of employers profile potential job candidates via online search engines and individual social media sites in order to select an appropriate job applicant (Salm, 2017). Learning Technologists and… Read more »

Past, Present and Future of Learning Technology: A Review from ALT

The ALT Annual Conference, 2018 was hosted at Manchester University 11-13th September. The keynotes focused on the past, present and future of Learning Technology/Technologists. Dr. Tressie MacMillan Cottom, a digital sociologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University opened the conference with an animated discussion: “Context Matters: When and where we enter with learning technology.” In her keynote,… Read more »

What’s your next move?

Do you want think about your next career development move, plan activities for the forth coming academic year to feed into your pay, progression and promotion? Staff Development and Engagement Calendar of Events Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 12th December Developing your Academic Identity

Brightspace: Cutting down on student emails!

Hi Everyone, Ann Luce, TEL Theme Leader here. Please do check out my video on how I’ve cut down on student e-mails this past year! Always happy to hear from YOU, so please do get in touch with your own ideas or if you need any support! Ann 🙂

Academic Career Development session

Organisational Development are offering an interactive session for academic colleagues to explore their next steps in their career pathway. The session will use some of the Academic Career Development: A Portfolio of Resources developed by Dr Joan Reid to either explore your next steps in achieving you career goals or maybe to help you to… Read more »

Autumn of 6C: Essential Workshops

6C Essentials: This interactive session will identify what you currently know about 6C, what you need to know and what the next steps are. It will incorporate good practice, the principles and processes of high quality student-centred assessment, learning, and feedback specifically focusing on the move from assessment of learning to assessment for learning (Sambell… Read more »

Brightspace: Video Notes

VIDEO NOTES! I was never one to record a video for MyBU. Let’s face it, it was clunky. You needed to have a YouTube account, and then needed to upload there and embed links… it was just way too many steps for a busy academic like myself! But Brightspace? The video can be created within… Read more »

Summer of 6C: “Am I ready to receive Feedback?”

This blog was posted in 2017, but still raises some interesting questions for how we engage with students around feedback… Have YOU thought about how you will prepare YOUR students for feedback in 2018-2019?  Receiving feedback is an emotive process for students. Guiding them to consider their emotional readiness to assimilate comments may improve the… Read more »

Summer of 6C: Principles of Assessment Design (6c) Policy and Procedure

The principles and drivers for change. The Assessment and Feedback dimension of the National Student Survey (NSS) is low scoring across the sector, and is an area BU aims to improve.  The data collected by the Students Union at BU through the SimOn survey indicates that assessment and feedback are priority concerns of students.  In… Read more »