8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life

I read an article titled “8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family’s Life” based on an interview of more than a thousand children in America, in the Huffington Post. Conducted by a clinical instructor at Harvard, the study was to find out how technology was impacting the lives and relationships of children aged between 4Read more

University Calendar 2013/2014

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Those of you wondering where the summer has gone should stop worrying, it’s only starting. However, if you’re already considering how to plan across 2013-14, you might find the University Calendar 2013/2014 which is created annually by Clare Wright (Senior Administrative Assistant, Mathematics Education Centre) to be helpful. Further details regarding the academic year ahead, including StudentRead more

The grass is greener…

I’ve just got back to my desk from presenting over at the School of Business and Economics to an Association of Business Schools meeting. The group were all Directors of Teaching and Learning or in similar roles at business schools from around the country. Keith Pond, the ADT for SBE who was hosting the meeting,Read more

Leading the way in teaching and learning

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The Teaching Centre features in the latest edition of newsatlboro (Issue 75 Summer 2013) under the headline “Leading the way in teaching and learning” – for further information, go to pp.14-15. Centring on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, as well as considering the role that e-learning can play in conjunction with, and support of, teachingRead more

Which?/HEPI, "The Student Academic Experience Survey"

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Which? has partnered with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) to conduct “The Student Academic Experience Survey”, the findings from which were released last month. In addition to a Which? report that goes into some depth regarding a range of issues (including contact time, types of contact, feedback, attendance, private study, etc.), there is also a HEPIRead more

'Faculty Focus' – advice from across the Atlantic

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Based in the United States, Faculty Focus provides various free, as well as paid for, resources in the form of newsletters, downloadable reports, etc., regarding learning and teaching issues. Having subscribed to their free e-newsletter (sign up along the right-hand side of their homepage) and having downloaded a couple of their free reports over the pastRead more

Graham Gibbs on study skills

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The third piece in this series – this time under the heading “Raising awareness of best-practice pedagogy” – has recently been published by the Times Higher Education. Once more, Graham Gibbs has presented us with another insightful and accessible article, this time asking what study skills consist of and whether they can be learned byRead more

We're hiring…

The Teaching Centre has now advertised for an intern, with further information regarding the post available at https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d1720181H3O%1B&WVID=5913100PrZ&LANG=USA The post is fixed-term for one year and this vacancy is only open to current Loughborough University students who are graduating this academic year. The successful candidate will have a particular role to play in supporting e-learning initiatives,Read more

Teaching Centre Intern – Lboro graduate employment opportunity for 2013-14

The Teaching Centre has now advertised for an intern, with further information regarding the post available here. The post is fixed-term for one year and this vacancy is only open to current Loughborough University students who are graduating this academic year. The successful candidate will provide support to the Teaching Centre team by working on variousRead more

Is there anyone out there?

Well, according to Google Analytics (click screenshot to the left), yes, there is! In fact between 5th April 2012 and 4th April 2013, there were 8801 visits to this blog, with 5723 unique visitors. So, the traffic is not quite at a level that would worry my IT Services colleagues, but it’s always reassuring toRead more

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