Do YOU know about our SALT Resources?

Good morning all, I just wanted to draw your attention to some of the resources available on the SALT website. Did you know that we have a wiki that is crammed with useful resources and tools that academics have found useful in their teaching? Found on the Community tab on…

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Nexus at Aberystwyth

Our friends at @rscwales have today re-tweeted Mary Jacob’s (@msjacob) announcement of new case studies in technology enhanced learning (TEL) hosted on the Aberystwyth University Nexus site (nexus.aber.ac.uk). On an initial scan, I was particularly taken with Grade Centre for electronic learning portfolios by Ayla Göl because I believe that…

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Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur

Last week, Paul Lattreille lead a SALT Seminar on Teaching Large Groups. I’m hoping someone from this community will report on that session in more detail, but as an appetizer here’s a talk by Harvard Physics Professor Eric Mazur, that gives some justification for one of the ideas, Peer Instruction, that…

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A Beginner's Guide to Social Engineering (the Slides)

Cross posted from Fresh and Crispy Today I presented a “Lunch and Learn Session” to colleagues at our Staff Development Unit. Here are the slides which are hosted at Google Docs. The creation of a Ning network for SALT was a highlight of the session, and unfortunately that bit is…

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Green shoots

One outcome of the recent SALT launch was that Prof. Steve Wilks, Deputy Head of School and Head of Teaching in Engineering has started to use clickers and is very enthusiastic. I see this as the first green shoots of a recognition that there is something in this enhanced-learning stuff.…

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