In our course Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning we were asked by our students to share some active learning and teaching tools, we use or recommend. So that they could apply these in their own practice. So this is one from my teaching archives, the year is 2013. Although for the example I updated it … Continue reading PowerPoint for Gamification
Using white plastic cups for critical thinking skills From the archives (Sept 2013). A colleague at the time had asked me to share this exercise. So I wrote it into a post. Last week I had my first cohort of students (a programme that starts slightly off sync with the rest of the university) this … Continue reading Command Words Chaos
authors: Dr N Tasler & Dr VHM Dale As part of our Creative Pedagogies for Active Learning course, we are running a digital storytelling session led by my partner in crime Dr Vicki Dale. Now last year Vicki offered Sway or–if people wanted to try–Adobe Spark (inspired by a session Dr Monica Chavez ran) as … Continue reading Digital Storytelling, GDPR, and MS PowerPoint
I think it is time for a mini blog series on how to enhance student learning. Where the idea came from: I was in the middle of preparing my course documents and digital artefacts, to upload into the VLE when I suddenly noticed one of my Sway presentations had almost 7000 views! Normally its nothing … Continue reading Enhancing Student Learning: What are you looking for?
Scholarship historically suggests there are elements of reading, of engaging with other scholars’ and researchers’ thoughts and publications. It is a historical exercise analysing and critiquing a body of existing knowledge. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) also necessitates a strong element of reflectivity – or better reflexivity – to become a meaningful activity. … Continue reading Re-blog: The scholarship of learning and teaching: a victim of its nomenclature?
This contribution to your abbreviation bingo vocabulary is all about productivity. Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions Also known as WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan) is something I just stumbled across when trying to–once again–find new hacks to encourage The Brain to stop with procrastination. I know, I know bit late to he WOOP game. Wish: … Continue reading WOOP
Finding a new voice for my blog. A quick Hallo some musings and photos from camping in Scotland #AcDev #HigherEd
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In this presentation we are sharing how we engaged participants in the PGCap Programme with using Active Learning Technologies. Some of the participants allowed us to share their digital artefacts with you. Continue reading Enabling Academic Staff to Engage with Disruptive Pedagogies Using Active Learning Technologies
Today Vicki @vhmdale and I are presenting our active learning model at the ALT Winterconference. This is the first presentation. Continue reading Creating a Story about Space and Place
To start you off on this path for reflection: this is how learning sometimes feels to me and often in exactly the moment the tracks disappear there is breakthrough. More to follow this is just to get back into writing. The little film is the introduction to a session for our active learning course, introducing … Continue reading What is active learning?
I want to use virtual exhibition for my students to showcase the artifacts they develop throughout the semester. There are some OER platforms out there we could experiment with. However, GDPR and accessibility (and well design) demand the use of institution approved software. We (students and staff) all have the Office 365 suit and some … Continue reading On the quest for a virtual exhibition platform
If it doesn’t work pull the plug I experimented with writing for 30 days in a row and see what happens’ based on articles like this one by Glen Allsopp. However, it doesn’t work. Maybe it works for keeping the notes to yourself until they are ready to be shared. But it doesn’t work for … Continue reading If it doesn’t work…
ADHD and the issue of context switching These last couple of weeks, a term made the rounds in our department which I had never heard before and which finally gave me a picture to an issue I had for a while. There seems to be some struggle with context switching at the moment. Which made … Continue reading Context Switching
Padlets to share content wit students. Time and workload management board. Continue reading Experimenting with OERs for my Students
Have you ever heard the expression ‘managing academics is like trying to herd cats’? Now every time I hear this I nod knowingly and laugh. Now actually why is this? I mean it’s not as if I ever spoke to a professional cat herder. Have you? Continue reading Herding Cats: The ADHD Academic