Xerte anyone? Developing interactive content for Moodle.

Tutors are struggling to make Moodle learner friendly or to use the platform imaginatively. This is largely because there is no way to organise links to activities effectively: you cannot structure well (only list & indent), you cannot provide a narrative or clear instructions (labels are cumbersome, inadequate and display...

Social media and interaction

Introduction Social interaction and social construction of knowledge are fundamental principles of modern higher education. The ability of web 2.0 technologies and social media to facilitate the formation of these networks, develop and nurture connections within a community and maintain a current and relevant personal web presence for individuals is...

The Future of Learning, Networked Society

This is an interesting (although slightly corporate) perspective on the emerging e-learning environment. Happy summer from Greenwich Connect!      

Open Lecture on Digital Capabilities

In last week’s Open Lecture, I had the opportunity to welcome a former colleague and friend from Plymouth University, who has been a pioneer in te field of learning technologies for over 20 years.  Steve Wheeler talked about ‘Literacies and competencies for learning in the digital age’. In his thought-provoking talk, Steve...

Open Lecture on ‘Dismantling the Curriculum’

Our second Open Lecture on Teaching, Learning & Assessment for 2017-18 was on Critical Pedagogy. Prof Richard Hall from De Montfort University delivered a thought provoking talk, raising important issues about the increasing marketisation of HE and its negative impact on staff/students, as ‘it creates a narrative that catalyses ill-health or quitting and a rise in anxiety’....

Open Lecture on Learning Gain

Our initial Open Lecture for the 2017-18 academic year was on Learning Gain and was delivered by Prof Simon Lancaster from East Anglia University, who reflected on his personal experiences based on feedback from his own students but also from his participation to an institutional project on learning gain. Learning gain is often used to measure the learning...
Dr Danielle Tran: The value of HEA Fellowship

Dr Danielle Tran: The value of HEA Fellowship

Our EDU colleague, Dr. Danielle Tran, has discussed about the value of HEA Fellowship in depth. One of her key roles at the University of Greenwich is to Co-coordinate the Greenwich Opportunities in Learning and Development (GOLD framework), an HEA-accredited professional recognition programme for all staff. For more detail, please...
Tailoring GOLD Guidance for Research Supervisors in Mathematical Sciences

Tailoring GOLD Guidance for Research Supervisors in Mathematical Sciences

As teaching excellence become part of the HE vocabulary and with university KPIs concerning teaching qualifications becoming a growing concern for all departments,  more colleagues are applying for fellowship via the Greenwich Opportunities in Learning Development framework (commonly referred to as the GOLD scheme) than ever before. The GOLD (Greenwich...
Video or 700-word text?: submitting a case for HEA accreditation

Video or 700-word text?: submitting a case for HEA accreditation

  Video is a great way to capture the audience by adding a visual experience while simultaneously tapping into the oral auditory memory. The experts1 say that human communication is rooted in sound and that use of multiple senses allows more cognitive connections to be made. This blog explains the...
APT 2017

APT 2017

Tuesday 4 July, 2017 University of Greenwich – Greenwich Maritime Campus The future ain’t what it used to be: inventing and re-imagining higher education practice  The future ain’t what it used to be, uttered by the imitable Yogi Berra in 1974 who explained its meaning that times are different. Not necessarily...

SHIFT 2017: Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching & Assessment

SHIFT has always reflected our response to meeting challenges, enabling us to engage in professional development and share effective practice, innovative pedagogies and celebrate successes.  As in previous conferences, SHIFT 2017 will allow us to reflect on our own development needs and career aspirations as we start the new spring...

Save the date! Rosie Miles, Social Media, Play and the Gift of Teaching, 9th March 2017, 5-6pm

Save the date!  Rosie Miles, University of Wolverhampton Social Media, Play and the Gift of Teaching University of Greenwich, Stockwell St S11_0004 ​ 9th March 2017, 5-6pm Rosie Miles is Reader in English Literature and Pedagogy at the University of Wolverhampton, and also a poet.  Rosie has published books on...