The VLE Wonderland

When I joined the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team in the Swansea Academy of Learning and Technology (SALT) at Swansea University, I was looking forward to making the most of my previous educational and professional experiences in a job which seemed tailor-made for someone with my background. I have a…

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Inclusivity Tweetchat

Just wanted to advertise Swansea University’s first Inclusivity Tweet Chat. It will run from 12 noon on Thursday 12th July. So why not join in, to ask and answer some of the questions that lots of us have and might not feel able to ask. So if you are just…

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SALT 7 Characteristics Seminar No. 3: Audio Feedback

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What was the session about? March saw the third seminar in our ‘7 Characteristics of a Good Practice in Undergraduate Education’ series here at SALT, delivered by Sandy George and Pete Hanratty from Swansea University’s Centre for Academic Success (CAS).           The session was well attended…

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7 Characteristics of Good University Teaching: Closing the Gap

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  Recently, ELTA award winner, Jonathan Hinkin, from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Science, delivered the second seminar in SALT’s ‘7 Characteristics’ series, ‘Scenario-Based Learning: Closing the Gap’.       What are the 7 Characteristics of Good Higher Education?   Encourage contact between students and faculty Develop…

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Looking Back and Facing Forward – 2018 Blog (3)

2018 New Year Blog – ‘Looking Back, Facing Forward’ Darren Minister, Academic Developer SALT A New Job, A New Language   A New Job, A New Language I joined SALT as an academic developer in September 2017 joining the Recognition Team which supports colleagues in their HEA Fellowship applications. I…

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BETT 2018

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The annual British Educational Training and Technology Show London Excel Centre   Another interesting and informative trip to Bett this year – Mandy Jack and Suzie Pugh share their experiences. We arrived at the show on Wednesday 24th with time to orient ourselves a little before our first seminar. The biggest…

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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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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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Looking Back, Facing Forward – 2018 New Year Blog

Here in SALT, we thought we’d take a leaf out of PVC Stringer’s book and work on some New Year’s resolutions ourselves.  Kicking off the blog posts is one of our newer team members, Rhian Ellis with her reflections on 2017 and what she’s hoping to achieve in 2018. What…

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