Monthly Archives: April 2020


You can listen to the whole podcast, or select which section:

Listen to our 20 minute podcast about the tools and techniques you can use in Brightspace, We recorded this podcast in panopto audio.

Timings:

0-3 minutes – synchronous/asynchronous approaches

3-5 minutes – the virtual classroom

5-7 minutes – Panopto

7-10  minutes – interactive tools

10-12 minutes- sources of information

12-15 minute – moving to online learning; the student focus and the Pulse app

16-18 academics concerns about recording

18-20 minutes thinking about redesigning your delivery

Category: ALTC


Colleagues,

Led by Dr Geli Roushan, Dr Elvira Bolat and I contributed to creating this Epigeum online course – with the covid-19 situation, Epigeum are offering it open access.

https://www.epigeum.com/courses/teaching/blended-learning/

About Blended Learning 

Bridging the gap between strategy and delivery, this practical programme presents best practice in blended learning – building the skills that enable the successful integration of face-to-face and online teaching. The programme aims to empower lecturers to translate principles and aims into effective teaching and learning practices, which, in turn, will lead to corresponding improvements in student performance, engagement, satisfaction, and retention. The programme explores all aspects of the blended learning approach, from teaching strategies and course design to assessment and evaluation – clarifying the opportunities available, whilst also analysing the benefits and challenges of this format, and how to build a culture that sustains and embeds blended learning throughout an institution.

This programme is for:

Lecturers and faculty considering a blended learning approach in their teaching and those looking to improve their skills and understanding of combining face-to-face with online teaching and assessment.


LD@3 will be back on Monday!  Please join us for five fantastic sessions:  

Monday, 20 April 3-4pm (BST)Hossam Kassem and Geraldine HuzarSupporting Open University students in prisonhttps://meet.google.com/dir-ktzi-tkq?hs=122

Tuesday, 21 April3-4pm (BST)Sonja RewhornThe need to read: a mismatch of expectationshttps://meet.google.com/fzo-yfrw-vsr?hs=122

Wednesday, 22 April 3-4pm (BST)Ian JohnsonMeetup for PGRs doing research into Learning Developmentmeet.google.com/hni-bucj-xrp

Thursday, 23 April 3-4pm (BST)Helena Beeson and Richard BylesCreative solutions to common group work problemsmeet.google.com/zkk-bmah-xiq 

Friday, 24 April 3-4pm (BST)Katherine Koulle and Qian ZhangSpecial Collection Artefacts in Learning Developmenthttps://meet.google.com/juv-bjaj-fpz?hs=122


LD@3 is open to anyone who is interested in attending, so please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested!


The team at the University of Hull are firm supporters of the Association of Learning Developers (ALDinHE) and as a Steering Group Member it is great to give a shout out for their new work…

The Skills Team at the University of Hull has produced a new guide on ‘remote learning’. The Remote learning SkillsGuide is designed to help support students adapting to the new reality of studying wherever they maybe because of the global pandemic.

As this guide has been contextualised to Hull and our available technology, we have licenced this specific SkillsGuide with the CC-BY-NC-SA licence to allow other institutions to take what we have developed and adapt it to their context. The terms of the licence can be found here on the Creative Commons website. We hope this helps.

We struggled with the name for this guide but resisted reference to learning at home, off-campus or learning online. As many students are geographically ‘stuck’, we did not want a reference to ‘home’, especially as we are supporting students who are still on-campus. While the primary way we are communicating is online, we also did not want to suggest the whole paradigm of learning has shifted online also. Old techniques work fine for study too.

The guide can be accessed here: https://libguides.hull.ac.uk/remote


Good morning,
Please join us today from 3-4pm BST for today’s LD@3 session with Mark Dawson from the University of Cambridge for his session ‘nevermind the ‘buzz’ quiz’.
The link to the session is: https://meet.google.com/xfz-nxqo-rww?hs=122.  The chair will be in the meet approximately 10 minutes before the session begins to admit external participants, which will give you the chance to test your audio and video.
Today’s session will be the last one before the Easter break, so do join us for one last hurrah before a (hopefully sunny) bank holiday weekend!  LD@3 will also not be running next week, but will resume on Monday, 20 April.  The full programme, as well as slides from past presentations can be accessed on the ALDinHE events page.

Thank you,

Melanie