Tag: Community of Practice

ISLA Community of Practice

Are you interested in learning more about hybrid teaching and how to implement it effectively? Our community of practice brings together like-minded educators who are keen on exploring new ways of teaching and learning with ISLA technology. Whether you’re an experienced hybrid teacher or just starting out, our community will provide a supportive and collaborative…Continue Reading ISLA Community of Practice

LEaD Light Lunch – Talking about online learning and teaching

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  The idea behind the LEaD Light lunch sessions was to ask academic and professional colleagues to give short informal talks on topics relating to digital technology and online teaching.  Another reason was to build up an online community that could support reflective practice as well as help with working in isolation  (something I wrote…Continue Reading LEaD Light Lunch – Talking about online learning and teaching

2021 Writing Group dates

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Last term, like many other activities typically run in-person, Jane and I took our monthly LEaD Writing Group online. The final session of the year included a marvellous guest appearance from Johanna Peyton from the Journalism department. Jo gave a fascinating talk on unlocking your creativity, which can be found in full in the video…Continue Reading 2021 Writing Group dates

Why build online communities in H.E?

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During lockdown, I started exploring online communities in education in a bit more detail; how do they work? What is a successful community and can they really help in difficult times? I looked at Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice and then I came across the charmingly named theory of Ba, meaning place in Japanese…Continue Reading Why build online communities in H.E?

Introducing ‘active mobile learning’

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A workshop on wireless collaboration What do mobile devices allow you to do in teaching and learning that you can’t do without them? How might I incorporate active mobile learning into my teaching? After noting sustained demand from staff and students, seemingly endless tinkering with a particular emerging technology, as well as sensing the way…Continue Reading Introducing ‘active mobile learning’

Teaching and Learning, Wirelessly

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Bringing it all together and moving forward This is the final in a series of six posts about LEaD’s investigations into introducing wireless collaboration technologies to City learning spaces. It covers lessons learned so far from investigating this new technology, thoughts on what mobile learning can bring to HE, and what the next steps are…Continue Reading Teaching and Learning, Wirelessly

SASS Innovators Lunch Event: Poll Everywhere with Jayne Morgan

On the 3rd of May we ran our first SASS Innovators Lunch. Jayne Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, School of Health Sciences presented on the effective use of Poll Everywhere in face-to-face teaching and shared with us her top tips on how to use it to enhance student learning. SASS Innovators lunch it’s a…Continue Reading SASS Innovators Lunch Event: Poll Everywhere with Jayne Morgan