Centre for Learning and Teaching

Inspiring Innovation: e-learning seminar series

Group sitting using technologiesThe e-learning team (LTEO) is offering a broad range of workshops and seminars across a variety of disciplines from enhancing Moodle courses and inspiring innovation, to digital assessment tools and techniques. Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, workshops will be facilitated by the e-learning team whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of academics and practitioners at the forefront of e-learning technology. 

The programme is aimed at any member of staff interested in technology-enhanced learning and the latest developments.  A complementary programme of events is also being offered as part of the LITEbox initative.

NOW FULL: To be added to the waiting list, please add your details online.

Assessment and Feedback Day

When: Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Where: CB 3.1

Time: From 9:30 - 17:00

Speakers: Dr Alex Buckley, University of Strathclyde; Dr Jan McArthur, Lancaster University; Lisa O'Regan & Morag Munro, Maynooth University; Victoria Jack, University of York, Dr Colin Milligan, Glasgow Caledonian University; Ms Ourania Maria Ventista, Durham University; Professor Kay Sambell, Edinburgh Napier University; Professor Jane Rand, York St John University.

This day will explore how we can transform Curricula and Assessment in Higher Education.  External experts will discuss programme-level approaches to transforming assessment and feedback, how we can encourage self-learning and self-assessment on MOOCs, and how we can better engage students in their own assessment and feedback.  There will also be two practical workshops where participants can hear about technology-enhanced feedback on first-year modules and try out a marking app.  All are welcome to attend!

Dr Alex Buckley:  Exploring TESTA: Under the Skin of Assessment and Feedback

Dr Jan McArthur:  Challenging the Binary of Success and Failure: Connecting Learning, Assessment and Social Justice

Lisa O'Regan & Morag Munro:  Year 1 Feedback: Technology Enhanced Feedback Approaches for First Year

Dr Colin Mulligan:  Encouraging Self-Regulated learning in MOOCs'

Ms Ourania Maria Ventista:  Massive Open Online Courses: Is self-assessment the most Appropriate Type of Formative Assessment?

Professor Kay Sambell:  Engaging Students in Assessment and Feedback via Exemplars

Dr Jane Rand:  An Evaluation of Summative Assessment Feedback Forms: Students as Co-Creators of Knowledge.


 

Past events:

Online Marking and Feedback

When: Friday, 1st July 2016

Where: 8W, 2.8

Time: 12:15-14.05

Speakers: Dr James Betts, Department of Health; Dr Sabine Gheduzzi, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Professor Tina Düren, Department of Chemical Engineering; and Dr Matteo De Tina, Department of Economics

During this lunchtime workshop, you will hear from colleagues across the institution about their experiences of online marking and feedback, and explore how they have used different tools in order to make marking quicker and provide more timely and more personalised feedback to students. The talks will focus on audio feedback, marking rubrics, online annotations and statement banks, and quizzes. The audience will be encouraged to share their own experiences, and to explore the pedagogical affordances of different marking tools.

Dr James Betts: Audio Feedback
Dr Betts will be discussing an app he uses on a tablet to provide audio feedback to his students.

Dr Sabine Gheduzzi: Marking Rubrics
Dr Gheduzzi will be presenting on her use of assessment and feedback using the Moodle Rubric tool

Professor Tina Düren: Online Annotations
Professor Düren will be reflecting on her use of the pdf annotation tools built in to the Moodle online assignment tool.

Dr Matteo De Tina: Quizzes and Automated Feedback
Dr De Tina will be focusing on the affordances of using online quizzes for both formative and summative assessment. In particular, he will discuss the benefits of automated marking and feedback.

A light lunch will be provided. This seminar is part of the ‘Inspiring Innovation’ series, hosted by LTEO in association with LITEbox. To reserve a place at this seminar, please contact D.J.White@bath.ac.uk by 24 June.
 

Exploring Augmented Reality

When: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Where: Chancellors' Building, Room 3.1 (Please note, this is a change to a larger room due to demand)

Time: 12:15-14.05

Speakers: Dr John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society; Lyn Hanning and Nick Haddington, Dept of Pharmacy and Pharmacology; Dr Richard Joiner, Dept of Pyschology;

During this lunchtime workshop and showcase session, you will hear from colleagues across the institution about their experiences using augmented reality (AR) and explore how they have used it to support teaching and learning projects. The talks from the speakers will be followed by a small showcase event where you will be able to interact with the different AR initiatives currently being explored, supporting marketing activities in different Faculties, the annual Images of Research event and location-based AR.

Follow this link to see a recording of the event.

Inspiring Innovation: Online summative assessments and exams

When: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Where: 8 West, 1.28

Time: 14:00-15:00

Speakers: Dr Momna Hejmadi, Senior Teaching Fellow, Dept of Biology and Biochemistry and Dr Matteo de Tina, Director of  Learning and Teaching, Dept of Economics

The first seminar from our ‘Inspiring Innovation’ series will focus on the use of online quizzes for summative assessment. Our speakers will provide examples of current practice from two academic departments, discuss their innovative approaches, the impact of their innovation and the implications for others wishing to implement similar initiatives. This one hour seminar would be of interest to anyone engaged in large cohort teaching, those using multiple choice questions in their end of unit exams, those wishing to explore automated marking and anyone who would like to increase and automate feedback to students.

Please see the slides presented by Momna and Matteo for more information.

Enhancing your Moodle course for teaching and assessment

When: Friday, 23 October 2015

Where: 8 West, 1.28

Time: 12:15-13:45

Speakers: Dr Giles Martin and Nitin Parmar

Within this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will explore a range of advanced features within Moodle to extend your knowledge and application of existing functionality. From presenting ideas to encourage innovation in your teaching practices (including ‘flipping’, designing for interaction, adding multimedia) to learning how to personalise Moodle courses for individual learners, the facilitators will lead you on a journey which will encourage you to re-think how you work with Moodle. This highly engaging and interactive session will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the potential of online learning and those wishing to take advantage of more advanced tools to develop existing Moodle courses.

Using Quizzes for formative and summative assessment

When: Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Where: CB 5.13

Time: 12:30-14:00

Facilitator: Lisa McIver

This 90 minute training workshop will cover the basics of using Moodle’s inbuilt quiz editor, which enables you to create online assessments to complement and enhance the student learning experience. Using online quizzes can be a way of offering a variety of assessment types (diagnostic, formative, summative) and this hands-on workshop will guide you through developing your first quizzes and provide guidance on how you can get the most out of the quiz tool.

Facilitating virtual group work, online student presentations and remote delivery of lectures using web-conferencing

When: Thursday, 12 November 2015

Where: 8 West, 2.34 (NOTE: this is a change of venue)

Time: 12:30-14:00

Speakers: Dr Andrea Taylor, Director of Studies, Dept of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Rachel Applegate, TEL Support Officer, Faculty of Engineering and Design and Sue Lewis, WVPC Project Co-ordinator

This ‘Inspiring Innovation’ seminar will focus on academic teaching practices which use web-conferencing to provide innovative methods of engaging with students, in ways which overcome physical space constraints and temporal barriers. Many teaching and learning activities, which traditionally take place on campus, can now be moved to an online environment, through the use of web-conferencing tools, offering significant benefits to both staff and students. This 90 minute seminar be of interest to those wishing to explore flexible teaching practices to support large cohort teaching, group work and/or students at a distance.

If you missed this event, it is available to watch again via Re:View.

Enhancing your Moodle course for teaching and assessment

When: Monday, 16 November 2015

Where: 8 West, 1.28

Time: 12:15-13:45

Speakers: Dr Giles Martin and Nitin Parmar

Within this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will explore a range of advanced features within Moodle to extend your knowledge and application of existing functionality. From presenting ideas to encourage innovation in your teaching practices (including ‘flipping’, designing for interaction, adding multimedia) to learning how to personalise Moodle courses for individual learners, the facilitators will lead you on a journey which will encourage you to re-think how you work with Moodle. This highly engaging and interactive session will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the potential of online learning and those wishing to take advantage of more advanced tools to develop existing Moodle courses.