Thoughts from Thessaloniki 1

As part of my annual leave this year, I spent a week in Thessaloniki, as we wanted to explore the Byzantine churches, frescos and mosaics. While we were there, we had the honour of being invited to join the Armenian community in the city to commemorate the anniversary of the…

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A day in the life of the LGBT+ officer

LGBTQ+ officers sitting on steps smiling

As the (open place) officer I work with students and staff to improve equality, diversity, and LGBT+ representation. Alongside this I am also in the process of completing my PhD in Economics, researching the role of sexual orientation in the economy. Recently I was honoured to have earned my inclusivity…

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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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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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