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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Looking for inspiration in your teaching?

A while ago, I came across a website (via twitter, incidentally) called Learning Wheel.  This particular site is a community site where you can collaborate and share resources or technology that can be used to enhance your teaching or professional development. Each wheel is split into 4 sections and each…

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Misson Impossible

An image of a blackboard with the word Feedback written in chalk

SALT Seminar Prof Danny McCaroll’s Mission Impossible: The Misson: Teach practical classes on statistical techniques to a cohort of 240 very mixed-ability First Year students, ensuring that they receive both formative feedback and continual assessment.  On Wednesday this week Professor Danny McCarroll, College of Science, explained how he approached his…

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Teaching Enhancement Seminar

In case you are unaware, SALT and the School of Management have arranged a Teaching Enhancement Seminar.  The seminar entitled Interventions in Summative Examinations is lead by Dr. Geertje van Keulen. Dr van Keulen is an Associate Professor in Swansea University Medical School and the Lead-Organiser of Soapbox Science Swansea. Dr. van…

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Bett 2017

I last week was fortunate to go to Bett 2017. I have been going to Bett, which I know as the British Educational Training and Technology Show, for 13 years! To me, it is the place to showcase and, or, explore the use of information technology in education. Although that…

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Rob Teacher? Robo Student?

I’m a bit late to this as it launched at the beginning of the year but it was highlighted in a JISC post from Matt Ramirez (@Jisc_AR) about Virtual Reality http://bit.ly/2eNTqLG. We’ve seen QR codes and Aurasma but this is much more Robo cop. The video below shows a case study…

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Welcome back for the 1617 Academic Year

The 1617 Academic year has just begun, and by now you will hopefully have started your teaching, or at least be in the throes of preparation. This is by way of a quick reminder that the SALT Team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your…

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Reflections of ALTc

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This September Debbie Baff, Simon Gibbon and I (Mandy Jack) attended this year’s annual ALT (Association for Learning Technology) conference which is the UK’s main learning technology conference. See our reflections on the SALT Blog.  This year the conference was held at the University of Warwick Campus and the theme…

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Penultimate Week of SALT’s IT month

The theme of this week is about engaging your students and enhancing what you currently deliver. Paul Davies kicks off the week with a personal discussion of his own experiences of using technology in teaching final year undergraduates. Curation: Keeping track of your favourites. Do you have a massively long…

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