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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.


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

LD@3 weekly programme


Here is the weekly programme for LD@3 for next week (w/c 6 April):
Monday, 6 April (3-4pm BST):Cathy Malone, Charlotte Coleman, David Busby Supporting student study circleshttps://meet.google.com/gcm-qiuc-wsw?hs=122

Tuesday, 7 April (3-4pm BST):ALDinHE Steering Group (chaired by Kate Coulson)Annual General Meetinghttps://meet.google.com/wzi-rqvg-dne?hs=122

Wednesday, 8 April (3-4pm BST):
Mark Dawson Nevermind the ‘buzz’ quiz https://meet.google.com/xfz-nxqo-rww?hs=122


thanks to Dr David Biggins, former TEL theme leader for the original post

As part of internal peer review, Bournemouth University looked at assessment and feedback practices across the University. The work, presented at the ALDinHE conference, looked at the responses to the Iinnovate initiative to demonstrate how staff are innovating in assessment and feedback.  Extracting relevant data from the innovate programme, the presentation highlighted practical steps that staff can consider for adoption.

These are the key slides where online tools, group practices and understanding assessment are key to engaging students with the processes

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cel/ 8
Assessment
Impact Innovation
8 Work-based learning. “Making the assignment mor...
https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cel/ 9
Feedback
Impact Innovation
8 Padlet. “This worked well in teamwork collaborati...


https://www.slideshare.net/DavidBiggins3/promoting-academic-staff-innovation-at-bournemouth-university

Ideas for assessment and feedback


thanks to Anne Quinney,Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader,
FLIE , Bournemouth University for the original post

(1) The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives.

https://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/10/PUGHcompendiumcomplete.pdf

(2) JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment – setting out five principles and 5 targets for 2025.

http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/7733/1/the-future-of-assessment-report.pdf

The 5 principles are:

• Authentic assessment
• Accessible assessment
• Appropriately automated assessment
• Continuous assessment and
• Secure assessment

(3) Leaflet on promoting assessment literacy – available on the Assessment and Feedback Toolkit website