The following blog post was written by Samantha Chester following her attendance at the EUNIS 2019 conference in Trondheim. The post aims to give you some food for thought on how to evaluate technology used in your learning and teaching. Surveys! The most talked about evaluation tool at the conference was the trusty survey. IRead more
This year’s first CAP Forum focused on the topic of embedding your research in your teaching. As a result, we invited one of this year’s Research-informed Teaching Award winners to present on how and why she embeds her research into her teaching, and what her research is about. In 2002, Dr Cheryl Travers set upRead more
This is the first call for submissions for Loughborough University applicants seeking funding under the 2017 Teaching Innovation Awards. These high profile awards support individuals or teams of staff or students and staff to develop and share innovative teaching ideas both internally and externally. These awards are a key part of Loughborough University’s commitment toRead more
The annual Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs) and the Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs) celebrate excellence in innovative and research informed practice across the University. The awards are designed to reaffirm the University’s commitment to recognise staff and students who demonstrate high levels of achievement in both research and teaching. The Research-informed Teaching Awards reward academic staffRead more
By Gabi Witthaus, Learning & Teaching Facilitator, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University. On 3 March I attended the Inside Gov event in London, “Designing and Delivering a Quality HE Curriculum”, wearing my SBE Learning & Teaching Facilitator hat. Here I summarise my key take-aways from the day. Alan Palmer, Head of Policy andRead more
Isn’t the summer supposed to be the time when the living is easy, fish are jumping and the cotton is high? Two recent posts suggest that the recently proposed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is stirring a lot of thinking and calls for action across the sector: In a post on the WonkHE site – http://www.wonkhe.com/blogs/removing-the-fuzzy-edges-from-the-tef/Read 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.”
Congratulations to Dr Peter Willmot on being awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship. The Higher Education Academy has announced today, 12th June, the 2014 National Teaching Fellows. The National Teaching Fellowships are the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning. There were 180 nominations with 55 fellowshipsRead more
Congratulations to all those that were nominated and won awards at the Loughborough Academic Awards (LAAs) for their brilliant teaching! Teaching award winners were: Extra Mile – Scott Varney (Social Sciences) E-Learning – Dr Julie Holland (Business and Economics) Agent of Change – Dr Zulfikar Adamu (Civil and Building Engineering) Inspiration – Dr Sarah Mills (Geography)/ Dr Nick Freeman (English and Drama) Personal TutorRead more
Please note that the closing date for submission of documentation relating to Teaching Innovation Awards is Friday 7th March 2014, directly to the Teaching Centre. For applications relating to Research-informed Teaching Awards, the closing date is Monday 28th April 2014. Further details on Teaching Innovation Awards can be found on the Teaching Centre website. FurtherRead more