Danny McCarroll – Sessions, Teaching Block 1 2018, Singleton

This year Danny isn’t offering specific sessions. Instead, he is offering any of the sessions he teaches on two specific modules. One of the modules (GEG100) has one theory session and one practical session each week, which cover two very different approaches to teaching. The other (GEL200) is different again.…

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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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Lightboard – teaching innovation at its best

SALT Seminar: Lightboard in Engineering I attended the first seminar of the SALT series ‘7 characteristics of a Good University Teacher’ delivered by Dr Richard Cobley and Dr Karin Ennser. This was an inspirational session to show how the Lightboard has been used for developing high quality teaching material. What…

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Develop a more inclusive practice

Sorry, this entry is only available in Cymraeg. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. SALT would like to welcome you to our first CPD Byte. We have created a Blackboard course…

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Mentor Standards for Teachers in England – links to the UKPSF

This is the second two-part blog-post about ‘mentoring’.  This second post stems from my engagement in and completion of an online mentoring course aimed at mentors of trainee teachers and newly qualified ones against the Mentor standards (downloadable from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review). I’ve thought about how these standards could apply to the UKPSF and…

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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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Copyright and eLearning

Copyright and e-learning: understanding our privileges and freedoms Keynote from ALTc Conference 2016: Jane Secker  Librarian Jane Secker talks about information literacy and digital literacy and asks us to rethink Copyright. Education and Publication: ‘It’s not my problem’does that feel or at least sound familiar? 1. Attribution and Credit 2. Value and…

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Curation: Keeping track of your favourites

Today’s session we looked at tools that help with your Digital Curation We looked at three great tools Pocket, Diigo , Snipping Tool and Fast Stone capture Pocket is a little application or web tool that allows you to collect, bookmark and read material later, even offline. Once you have…

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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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What’s in a name?

 Are you bemused by acronyms and unknown software names? Wondering what on earth that list of sessions available as part of SALT IT month mean? I’m not a learning technologist, and was initially bemused by the names that my colleagues seemed to be familiar with. Delicious, Diigo, Padlet, E-stream. What language were…

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