Developing “Safe” Spaces to discuss Teaching

Image: CC0 Public Domain: https://pixabay.com/en/exchange-of-ideas-debate-discussion-222789/ I recently attended the second HEA “Beyond Fellowship” Conference (March 13 2017 at Aston University), an event primarily for those supporting accredited routes for gaining HEa Fellowship recognition. I’m going to share some of the topics and issues that arose from that event.   At the…

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What Pebble+ can do to enhance student learning

SALT’s IT Month kicked off with two contrasting uses of some of the features of Pebble+ to enhance student learning.  Pebble+ is available directly from the University’s home.swan.ac.uk portal for staff or is a tool inbuilt in Blackboard, the virtual learning environment. Joanne Berry from Arts and Humanities showed how she…

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What’s in a name?

 Are you bemused by acronyms and unknown software names? Wondering what on earth that list of sessions available as part of SALT IT month mean? I’m not a learning technologist, and was initially bemused by the names that my colleagues seemed to be familiar with. Delicious, Diigo, Padlet, E-stream. What language were…

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What’s on this week as part of SALT’s IT Month?

   SALT SEPTEMBER IT MONTH Jo Berry and Steve Beale start the month-long activities on Thursday September 8th showing how they’ve used Pebble+ as part of their teaching and student support. On Friday Sep 9th, learn from Philippa Price about how to use Twitter to engage with your students and…

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Make One Change – Using Flubaroo to mark Google Form Quiz

In September 2015, I somewhat nervously attended one of our IT Sessions on using Google as a learning and teaching resource hosted by Chris Jobling, the SALT Lead in the College of Engineering.  As someone on the middle of the technophobe/technophile continuum, I hadn’t really got a handle on the various…

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