Celebrating STEP4Excellence

Towards the end of last week, a small crowd gathered in the new Taliesin Create in order to mark the end of STEP4Excellence and to celebrate all that it had achieved over the last three years. As we gathered, there were those who asked exactly what it was that this…

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Educational Technology in Texas and Swansea

Over the last two weeks I have been travelling across Texas with a few colleagues from Swansea looking at the way in which Universities across the state have been using and developing educational technology in their programmes. It has been a real eye opener and a very informative trip, with…

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Facilitating #BYOD4L Bring Your Own Device for Learning

Last week I had the pleasure of being part of the volunteer organising team helping to deliver and facilitate the #BYOD4L Bring your own device for learning online course.   Along with Sheila MacNeill from Glasgow Caledonian University, Neil Withnell from the University of Salford, Alex Spiers from Liverpool University and…

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Do we offer our students value for money?

On Wednesday morning I attended a HEPI/HEA Parliamentary Breakfast Seminar at the House of Commons on the issue of value for money in higher education. Apart from the fact that it was, amazingly, my first ever visit to the House of Commons, which was really interesting in itself, the event…

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CPD – the impact of Bring Our Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

In this blogpost, Senior Academic Developer Louise Rees reviews the impact that participating in this year’s recent BYOD4L ‘course’ had on her and how such engagement can be used in evidencing alignment against the UKPSF and an HEA Fellowship application. Read more about the course and its impact through the…

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Looking Back, Facing Forward (2)

Following on from a blog post that we (SALT) created in January 2016 on New Year’s Resolutions, and given the changes that have taken place in 2017, here in SALT we thought it might be a good idea for some of us to reflect on what we’ve achieved in 2017…

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