An inclusive approach to the ‘virtual campus’ – keeping student experiences in focus

Institutional responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have necessarily prompted a sharp and sudden change in learning and teaching as both staff and students move to what we’re calling ‘a virtual campus’. In the context of self-isolation and social distancing, this reflects a wider trend across the sector. The cancellation… Continue reading

Developing the student voice in five easy steps

“In all of my work in education, there has never been a more motivating or driving force than student voice.” Andrew Marcinek (Educator) Note: These five easy steps are based on my own personal learning experiences as a Programme Leader and Portfolio Lead on the BA Education Studies and Childhood… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Simon Thomson: Don’t Flop When You Flip

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. When we “flip” our classrooms it can be a daunting experience. There is a shift in emphasis from the “teacher” as knowledge provider (Sage on the Stage)… Continue reading

Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson – Student Engagement and Teaching Excellence: Metrics for Enhancement

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. Student engagement is becoming a key component of UK higher education. However, the term ‘student engagement’ covers many different areas, ranging from student representation, to academic study,… Continue reading

Ed Foster: Can we improve student engagement through the use of learning analytics?

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. There is a great deal of interest in learning analytics at present within the sector. The process of learning analytics is one that draws lessons from the… Continue reading

Hugh Davis: What part will MOOCs play in the Educational Landscape?

This is the video from the first of our Open Lectures in Teaching and Learning for the 2014-15 academic year, in October 2014 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been much advocated and debated over the last three years. But now as the phenomenon slips down the other side of… Continue reading

Dr Abbi Flint: Engagement through partnership – students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. Engaging students in meaningful ways with their learning is arguably one of the most important issues facing higher education (HE) in the 21st Century. In recent years,… Continue reading

Colin Bryson & Ruth Furlonger: Engaging Students through Partnership

This video can be seen alongside others from the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Open Lecture series and annual conferences on the EDU Vimeo channel. Student engagement now occupies a prominent focus in UK universities. However it is a complex concept and also confused by the ambiguity between the term being used… Continue reading