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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Using Online Interactive Tools for Engagement

Questions & Quizzes Using online tools for learning and teaching has been something that many of us have explored, or ignored, for years. You can waste many precious hours (and lose the will to live) testing and evaluating tools until you are so confused you don’t know which button to…

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Getting Started with Xerte – TEL Month

Today’s session on Xerte was a combined event.  Nicole Chartier, from the Academic Success Programme, and a student on the PGCert here at Swansea, gave a demonstration of a Xerte Learning Object that she had created as part of one of her assignments. This worked really well, as Nicole was…

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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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