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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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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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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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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September IT Month 2016 – Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment

From September 8th through to October 7th there’s a comprehensive and exciting array of lunch-time seminars available to help staff at Swansea Make One Change, and have a go at using some technology to enhance your approach to learning, teaching or assessment and supporting student engagement. Have a look at…

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Flipping classroom! Another small step to trying something new

In my (hopefully) improving skills in supporting learning and teaching of staff at Swansea, I decided to try something else new this week.  I had a go at recording part of my presentation for participants to review before the class so that we could discuss the topic briefly at the teaching…

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