TEF 2 Progress

By now I expect that you will have heard of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and how it will impact the University. Previously Phil Brophy provided an excellent blog that summarises what TEF is and what it means for the university (Phil Brophy’s Blog), so I’ll not repeat anything here…

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Let the pictures do the talking

As part of SALT’s September IT activities Lleisiau Bach yn Galw Allan/Little Voices Shouting Out @lleisiaubach had the pleasure to deliver a session on Using Infographics in Education Lleisiau Bach/Little Voices provides support for children and young people to carry out research within the framework of the UN Convention on…

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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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IT Month continues!

Really varied sessions this week are available to you to enhance your approaches to teaching and student learning. Fancy trying some new tools? What about a learning object – Xerte, Infographics, OneNote for synchronous work or PADLET – a virtual online ‘wall’ that enables users to share text, voice recordings,…

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IT Month update – Blended Learning and Making E-lectures

Today’s session was a very interesting presentation and workshop from Paul Holland and Rhian Kerton called Blended Learning and Making E-lectures. Paul attended last year’s IT month sessions and particularly enjoyed the session on Campus Pack where he was inspired to develop his Blackboard lecture material. Together the pair has…

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So what is Campus Pack?

In today’s session we explored Campus Pack which is held on Blackboard. You can find the applications under Tools in any Module Content area so if you haven’t already done so, have a play. So what is Campus Pack? Campus Pack is a set of social tools (wikis, blogs, journals, podcasts, and discussion…

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WebPA and Peer Assessment

The September IT month session on WebPA on the 12th of September had a look at this peer assessment / review tool, and how it is integrated into Blackboard here at Swansea. Our association with the tool started several Years ago with Professor Dave Clark in the College of Science…

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Twitter for student engagement

CCBY It’s sometimes tempting to dismiss Twitter as a place for Justin Bieber to share what he had for breakfast. It can, though, be so much more than that. Some of you may already be using Twitter to connect with colleagues, organisations and professionals in your field, to support your…

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