Do you want to make your teaching and learning more engaging, inspiring and innovative? Would you like to resolve an issue in teaching or learning in your discipline? Tackle issues of working in a group or team? The 2018 Teaching Innovation Awards are now open for applications so this may be the chance to secureRead more
The team Our ‘Virtual Reality in STEM teaching’ team is from the School of Science and CAP. We are a mixture of academics, technicians, E-learning support and most importantly a student developer; Dr Sandie Dann, Dr Firat Batmaz, Rod Dring, Sean Slingsby, Samantha Davis, Lee Barnett and Nikolaos Demosthenous. This grouping of both staff andRead more
The staff/student team who secured a Teaching Innovation Award to understand how to make the most of Learn are well underway with their collaborative project. During the summer the team undertook an audit of all 2014/15 Undergraduate Learn pages used within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS). The audit was set against theRead more
After securing a Teaching Innovation Award to evaluate how students found working with their remote lab, Dr Richard Blanchard and Dr Sheryl Williams have won the 2015 e-Learning Excellence Award. The international award recognised their work on the Photovoltaic Remote Laboratory. The TIA evaluation of its impact on student learning enabled demonstration of the valueRead more
This week Loughborough’s active technology enhanced teaching practice features in an conference at Brunel University. Lee Campbell from the School of the Arts, English and Drama is presenting and creating research around his Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) project looking at how Skype and similar technologies can develop richer professional learning communities. Here, in theRead more
Making LEARN more engaging for our students (and for us) can have impacts in developing learning and at this time of the year examples are really useful. Significant research from a variety of disciplines and institutions exists about how to develop a blended approach to learning and the positive impact this can have on student learningRead more
Recognition comes in many forms but among the most satisfying is that from peers – those who know and appreciate what was involved in your success. The first Teaching Awards event provided an opportunity to recognise the work of colleagues and was an uplifting event for all passionate about the fundamental importance of teaching and learning. We allRead more
Higher education as we know has undergone dramatic changes over recent years. Our students have changed in terms of their expectations and needs, and so the way in which we approach our teaching has the capacity to become richer as a result to make the most of this change – to become inclusive of thisRead more
Exhausted from a deluge of assessment marking? You may be in agreement with Einstein, “It is simply madness to keep doing the same thing, and expect different results.” As Fisch and McLeod put it back in 2007… …we are at risk if we are using the same assessment practices to prepare students for a veryRead more
Sometimes we overlook the obvious, so eager are we to begin our taught sessions where time is at a premium, and it takes our students to pull us up short.
We know who we are, we know a university as prestigious as Loughborough would not ask us to teach without checking our credentials for such a key role, and yet sometimes we forget the most basic of essentials.
Students from PHIR and Social Sciences collaboratively exploring with staff ways of engaging students when teaching large groups said respect was essential, and produced one simple tip. “To earn our respect, tell us who you are. Please introduce yourself.”