CAP Forum: Research-informed curriculum design: successes and challenges

Our most recent CAP Forum focused on research-informed curriculum design. As a recent Research-informed Teaching Award winner, Dr Line Nyhagen took us through some of her wonderful successes and some of the challenges she has faced in four specific innovative teaching practices which were designed to enhance student engagement. The first is a field visitRead more

Gamification for Learning in Electrotechnology

Dr Thomas Steffen, a recipient of a 2016 Teaching Innovation Award (TIA), explains how he has applied gamification to learning electrotechnology. What did you want to achieve? This project set out with a rather simple idea: to use an interactive simulation tool to teach students the basics of electric circuits in TTB211 Electrotechnology. We allRead more

Bringing Poetry to Life

Before the holidays, I attended part of a lecture by Clare Hutton from the English and Drama department who showcased The Waste Land app to her students. Clare is one of the recipients of a loan iPad and has been trialling it in a Teaching and Learning environment. For students studying TS Elliott’s notable poem,Read more

Teaching Innovation Awards showcase 6th Dec 2013

Friday 6th December 2013 12:00pm – 1:45pm BE.0.53 (in School of Business and Economics) Loughborough Teaching Awards recognise, celebrate and promote excellence in learning and teaching. At this showcase event, recipients of Teaching Innovation Awards 2012 share their findings to benefit other teaching staff and learning support staff at Loughborough. This cross-disciplinary event provides anRead more

Keep taking the tablets

Our first ‘Tablets in Learning and Teaching’ workshop took place this week, with around 25 people dropping in at one point or another, including external presenters Dave Foord from the Tablet Academy and Ola Aiyegbayo from the University of Huddersfield. We heard from Sara Ronca and Clare Hutton how they have been using their loanRead more

Using Twitter and Twitterfontana in Geography teaching

Prompted by earlier posts on the use of Twitter in History teaching, Dr Sarah Mills in the Department of Geography has been trying out Twitter in a reading seminar. She reports: Just to say thanks for the advice about Twitter!  The reading group went well this afternoon – 15 students, 3 sub-groups based on whoRead more

E-learning Showcase 2013

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 andRead more

BoB and Twitter… together

Prof Chris Szejnmann, who features regularly in case studies on this blog, has been trialling a combination of learning technologies in the last few weeks on one of his History modules. BoB (Box of Broadcasts) has been particularly useful for him as it has so much valuable source material for use in the teaching room.Read more

Using Turnitin formatively

Dr Gregory James is a Lecturer in Economics within the School of Business and Economics. He has been a Turnitin user for several years now and describes here his experience of using it formativly. My own personal approach to dealing with plagiarism in my teaching practice and strengthening my students’ academic writing skills is focused on:Read more

ReVIEW lecture capture for student presentations

Dr Dave Elder-Vass is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and a recent user of the ReVIEW automated lecture capture system. In this video interview, Dave describes on camera his experiences and those of his students, expanding on his comments in an earlier blog post. Find out more about ReVIEW.  Read more

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