Archive for the ‘Academic Skills Centre’ Category

Blog: Reflecting on my role as LITEbox officer

Graduating student Tim Maulin reflects on his year working alongside staff on the LITEbox project

Reflection on ‘Engaging with technology in teaching’

A blog post by Dr Cassie Wilson, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

New dissertation support workshops for Master's students

Tutors can signpost students to these regular workshops – starting on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Peer evaluation discussion​: Fri 18 Mar

A workshop about the Moodle Workshop facility as used for feedback on essay proposals, and the merits and issues of web-based peer assessment, with a demonstration of WebPA.

Earn yourself a £15 Amazon Voucher

Join our Focus Group on e-Learning: Thursday 25 February 2016
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

‘Write Bites’ workshops for students

Please signpost your students to these regular lunchtime workshops – starting on Wed 10 Feb

Academic Skills Programme open

Please encourage your students to sign up for courses to improve their academic & language skills

New Learning Technology Strategy

A message from Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Responding to growing demand

The Writing Centre has recently seen a rapidly growing demand for its services

Watch: Flipped teaching toolkit for quantitative modules

A recording of the LITEbox workshop with Dr Aydin Nassehi is available to watch online.

Creation of a new skills centre

A message from Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

LITEbox - Audience response systems: Fri 11 Dec

Following the interest in Audience Response Systems (ARS) at the recent Technology panel debate, we are pleased to announce a session allowing staff to gain an understanding of the different uses of ARS and best practice methods.

November's LITEbox events

Four events to give you new ideas for your teaching, ranging from tips on creating a successful blog to delivering your lectures with an exciting flipped teaching approach.

New academic skills courses launched

The Academic Skills Programme gives students the opportunity to get the most out of their studies

Lessons from the Universe: event review

Watch this video of Professor Carole Mundell sharing her Lessons from the Universe to a wide audience of academic staff, support staff, researchers and students.

Using multimedia message walls to aid participation: 11 Nov

LITEbox workshop on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 1.15pm

Successful technology panel debate

Peter Lambert, PVC (Learning & Teaching): "I very much enjoyed chairing such a well-attended and dynamic event"

Sourcing TV & radio materials for teaching

The University has use of the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) enabling all staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.

LITEbox: Lessons from the Universe

23 Oct: Prof Carole Mundell will discuss research-enriched teaching & the role technology can play

New PVC chairs technology debate: 15 Oct

Professor Peter Lambert will chair a LITEbox panel debate about learning technologies; all staff welcome