Enhancing College-Based Higher Education: Conference Report

In July 2015 I had the pleasure of facilitating a workshop on Flipped Learning at Capturing HE-ness: A Teaching and Learning Conference to Enhance College-Based Higher Education,  which was hosted by the University of Greenwich Access and Partnerships Unit for our Partner College Network.  Before my workshop there were two keynote sessions that… Continue reading

A path to the Flipped institution?

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Flipped classroom practices have been identified as important developments in pedagogy by numerous sector-scanning reports. For example Innovating Pedagogy 2014: Open University Innovation Report (Sharples, et.al 2014),  Horizon Report 2014: Higher Education Edition (NMC 2014) and Horizon Report 2015: Higher Education edition (NMC 2015). This has also been reflected at our institution, with lecturers across the… Continue reading

Sparking Ideas – Sharing Educational Innovation (Shift 2015)

Over 140 staff and students from the across the university attended Shift 2015: Sparking Ideas – Sharing Educational Innovation organised by the Teaching Fellow Network. More than 30 colleagues presented two themed sessions, Lighting the fire and fanning the flames of inspiration and Integrating the personal with the professional to inform our teaching and learning. The conference was organised… Continue reading

Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age (APT Conference 2015)

Olympus Photography Playground Berlin - photo by Peter Ulrich

This year’s APT (Academic Practice and Technology) conference is entitled “Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age” and will take place on the Tuesday 7th July 2015 on the world heritage campus at the University of Greenwich. From the conference website: Main image: CC-BY-NC-SA Peter Ulrich, via Flickr Continue reading

Flipped classrooms at the University of Greenwich: our lecturers discuss

Ah this flipping flip again …  Since Colorado Science teachers Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams sparked excitement and discussions around the flipped classroom in K-12 Education, many educators have pointed out that a similar method has been practised for years at universities, mainly by business, law and humanities, when students… Continue reading

Digital Scholarship: Conducting Digital Research

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            Social Media Icons, Illustration, www.youthofest.com,Web, Accessed 6 May 2014 Our world, both within and outside of academia, continues to change dramatically due to significant advances in technology and its use in education. To retain relevance in our professions, communities and with society as a whole, it… Continue reading

Digital Identity

One of the focal aims of the Greenwich Connect team is to encourage  academic staff to encourage students in their use of technology to enhance peer and professional networks for learning and improving Digital Identity (DI). Such practice will bridge the relationship between formal and informal learning, and learning for employability. Due to the… Continue reading

Copyright and teaching online

I’ve just come across the project blog for DELILA (Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation), a project funded by JISC and the HEA. This aims to pool information literacy support materials created at the LSE and University of Birmingham, adapting these to become open educational resources (OER). These… Continue reading