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’....

Networking at Game Nights

The gaming society formed by the students in cooperation with DarrenLloyd Gent organise game nights on Thursday evenings. It is a space for students of different backgrounds to socialize while playing computer games but also discuss aspects of game design. The society has currently 36 members attending a variety of...

Activities and goals

Students come to a Moodle course to carry out a task, not browse. Almost always they'll already know the task before they log in

University of Greenwich BAME Attainment Gap Project – Phase 2

At the University of Greenwich we are proud to have a diverse community, where students and staff are supported to achieve their full potential. We are working to address the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) attainment gap, which has been consistently identified as an issue across the sector over a...

Mentimeter: our student response system, available to all students and staff

Mentimeter is a university-wide tool that enables electronic voting, contributions, discussion prompts and questioning in and outside of taught sessions.  To sign in or sign up, go to: http://mentimeter.com/join/greenwich “It radically improves the connection between lecturer and audience, and makes the process of teaching feel more collaborative.”Dr Oliver Robinson, Programme Leader, BSc...

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...