Archive for the ‘Staff Development’ Category

Feb
13
2014

HEA STEM Logo

 

The University of Derby are holding a free event funded by the HEA on ‘Innovative approaches to teaching, assessing and feeding back to large Engineering and Computing classes.’

It takes place next week, 21st Feb 2014 at 10am. A programme is available, and bookings can be made online. For further information, visit the HEA page.

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Jan
06
2014

Introduction to Instructional Design for e-Learning
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Date: 19th February & 27th March 2014
Location: Online

This practical workshop explains methodologies behind effective instructional design – often referred to as the “holy grail of e-learning”.

We will demonstrate how to use specific and appropriate development tools as well as provide strategies and techniques to support the iterative process of instructional design.

For full details: 19th Feb: http://bit.ly/1eSJMyK & 27th March: http://bit.ly/1biTKIR

Podcasting – A Practical Guide
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Date: 20th March 2014
Location: Online

Producing a podcast is simple but on this online workshop you will learn the tips and tricks of creating one that people will actually enjoy listening to. You will have the opportunity to evaluate a range of podcasts, as well as record, edit and publish your own.

For full details: http://bit.ly/1biSGVp

Screencasting
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Dates: 3rd March 2014
Location: Online

Screencasts are an innovative method of communication and instruction based on broadcasting a recording of screen activity, often combined with narration and other visuals. This workshop covers different approaches from live-recording, to post production editing of mixed media.

For full details: http://bit.ly/18FjbH7

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Jun
25
2013

There are still places left for our one-day lecture capture conference here at Loughborough on July 3rd from 10am – 4.30pm, with the theme:

Pedagogy, policy and support: taking lecture capture to the next level

The event is intended for academics, learning technologists, IT staff, and A/V managers with an interest in the use of lecture capture and screencasting technologies.

The programme features a mix of keynote presentations and workshop sessions. The workshops are divided into 2 parallel strands: (a) Pedagogy and Policy; and (b) Support. The latter includes a presentation from Echo 360 (the company behind our ReVIEW service) on how the system is being developed to promote ‘active learning’.

Other presenters include Steve Rowett, E-learning Developments Team Leader at UCL, and Ian Pearshouse, lecture capture service owner at the University of Nottingham.

The price of the event is £70 for external delegates but a number of free places are reserved for Loughborough staff. To find out more and / or take up one of these free places, please e-mail me at c.f.g.shields@lboro.ac.uk .

External bookings via the online store at: http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=272&catid=105&prodid=213

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May
15
2013

Lecture capture workshop posterWe’re holding a one-day lecture capture conference in the Keith Green Building on July 3rd, with the theme:

Pedagogy, policy and support: taking lecture capture to the next level

The event is intended for academics, learning technologists, IT staff, and A/V managers with an interest in the use of lecture capture and screencasting technologies.

The packed programme will feature a mix of keynote presentations and workshop sessions. The workshops are divided into 2 parallel strands: (a) Pedagogy and Policy; and (b) Support. The latter will feature how-to sessions covering different platforms and technologies.

Confirmed presenters include Steve Rowett, E-learning Developments Team Leader at UCL, and Ian Pearshouse, lecture capture service owner at the University of Nottingham.

The price of the event is £70 for external delegates, with online booking / payment available at

http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=213&deptid=272&catid=105

10 free places will be reserved for Loughborough staff. If you would like to take up on of these free places, please e-mail me at c.f.g.shields [at] lboro.ac.uk .

Follow @lboroelearning for more details as they become available.

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Apr
17
2013

Captured lecture mathsIf you’ve been contemplating giving lecture capture a go, you might be interested to know that we run regular ‘Introduction to ReVIEW’ staff development workshops. The next workshop takes place on Wednesday 24th April and places are still available.

To book a place, go to http://pdwww.lboro.ac.uk/eventdetails.php?run=11618 .

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Feb
08
2013

 

Dr Peter DemianLast week’s E-learning Showcase / Teaching Innovation Award event was a success, with around 70 colleagues attending over the course of the day. There were some thought-provoking presentations, notably by Laz Zindovic, VP Education of the Students’ Union in which he set out what students have come to expect in terms of learning technologies.

All the presentations were captured on the ReVIEW lecture capture system and will be edited and made available on this blog.

Participants were of course attracted by the quality of the speakers and presentations, and the fact that there was a free lunch was a minor consideration… Likewise the incentive of being entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle e-reader.

The lucky winner was Dr Peter Demian, Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Building Engineering. Here you can see a beaming Peter having just received his prize!

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Jan
24
2013

E-learning Showcase

The E-learning Showcase 2013 will take place in Brockington Extension on Friday 1st February from 10am – 5pm. This year, for the first time, we’re running it together with the Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) presentations.

The outline schedule is as follows:

10:00am – 12:00pm  E-learning presentations
12:00pm – 1:30pm   Exhibition and buffet lunch
1:30pm – 5.00pm    Teaching Innovation Award project presentations

The programme of the event is now available to view here (PDF).

We hope to see as many colleagues as possible and EVERY COLLEAGUE ATTENDING WILL BE ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A KINDLE E-READER! We don’t expect you to attend from start to finish (although you’re very welcome to); just drop in and take a break from your marking.

If you are on the New Lecturers’ Course, attendance (even for part of the day) counts as a CPD activity.

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Jan
11
2013

Quick WinsThis week I gave a short presentation on ‘Quick Learning Technology Wins’ to a group of Programme Directors and LT Co-ordinators within the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at the request of the Associate Dean for Teaching, Ruth Kinna. My starting point for this was that academic colleagues have many conflicting demands on their time, so it is not helpful if we promote tools or approaches that add significantly to this burden. Here is an expanded version of the PPT  I used, with enough detail to make sense to anyone interested who wasn’t there.

These are not necessarily the most important things that you can do with learning technologies – but they do all have the advantage that you can introduce them without having to spend hours learning the software. That said, in some cases (for instance, exploiting GoogleDocs for collaborative writing activites), thinking time will still be required!

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Dec
11
2012

We have a variety of workshops and events coming up in January / February that you might like to think about registering for or putting in your Outlook calendar. Click on the links to view the session description on the Staff Development website. (Note to blog readers outside Loughborough: these are internal sessions only. However, we will be running a lecture capture workshop open to all in early March. More details soon.)

Introduction to Learn
Mon, 7th Jan 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to ReVIEW lecture capture
Tue, 8th Jan 2013
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Introduction to Camtasia for screen recording
Tue, 15th Jan 2013
9:30am - 12:00pm
Copyright and Learn
Mon, 28th Jan 2013
10:00am - 11:30am
E-learning Showcase and Teaching Innovation Awards
Fri, 1st Feb 2013
10:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn for Administrators
Tue, 12th Feb 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Video to Support Teaching and Research SIG
Wed, 6th Feb 2013
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Introduction to Learn
Wed, 13th Feb 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creating and Administering Surveys with Bristol Online Surveys
(presented by Martin Ashby, Research Office)
Wed, 20th Feb 2013
10:30am - 12:00pm
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Nov
22
2012

E-learning Showcase
Loughborough staff: we now have a confirmed date and venue for the annual E-learning Showcase - Friday 1st February 2013 in the newly refurbished Brockington Extension. The event should have even more to offer than previously as for the first time it incorporates the annual Teaching Innovation Award presentations.

I’ll post more details about the format and schedule in due course. In the meantime, if you’re interested in presenting a case study, please do get in touch.

 

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