Experiences in the Classroom and Beyond: The Role of Race and Ethnicity

Chetanraj Dhillon, Jennifer Kavanda Ebende, James Esson, Line Nyhagen and Alex Sherred During the 2017/2018 academic year, staff and students in the School of Social Sciences conducted a research project on how someone’s race and ethnicity can influence their student experience here at Loughborough University (LU)[i]. The rationale for the project was data indicating thatRead more

8 approaches to Inclusive Learning and Teaching

A uniquely collaborative approach to addressing the issues of inclusive learning and teaching (with contributions from 39 people over 30 institutions) has identified 8 approaches to inclusive learning and teaching: Know your student cohort Embed inclusivity within institutional processes (including estates) Co-create curricula with inclusive design Rearrange lecturing approaches to adopt a range of strategiesRead more

Developing consistent marking and feedback in Learn

Background More and more Schools within Loughborough University are looking at ways in which they can develop consistency within marking and feedback. Additionally, they are moving towards online submission to support this. As a result, colleagues are looking at ways that they can use rubrics or grid marking schemes to feedback electronically in an efficientRead more

STEMLab Virtual Reality- taking STEM teaching to the next level

The team Our team consists of various experts across STEMLab subjects project managed and supported by the School of Science Enhanced Learning Team. In the team we have Firat Batmaz (Computer Science), Sandie Dann (Chemistry), Helen Willcock (Materials), Mike Walsh (Physics), Sarah Turner (Biology), Lee Barnett (CAP), Samantha Chester and Aaran Grimley (Science Enhanced Learning).Read more

Tailored Lynda.com Playlists

Lynda.com playlists have been created for each school to showcase some of the courses that might be relevant for staff and students. There are also two Excel playlists available and ready to be watched so you can improve your Excel skills. Statistics are also available showing usage to date of the skills videos including detailsRead more

Teaching Observation Briefing

If you would like to know more about the teaching observation process and guidance on completing the forms, please book through my.Hr and come along to this briefing session to learn more: Wednesday 11th July 10.00-11.30 in room Rutland 1.13a  Read more

Disaster risk reduction is child’s play

Recent disasters all around the world have highlighted the importance of incorporating disaster risk reduction (DRR) considerations into design, construction and operation of the built environment; however many built environment professionals (e.g. architects, civil engineers, planners) have not received the training required for dealing with DRR. We thus decided to incorporate DRR into the UGRead more

Virtual Reality in STEM Teaching – End of project update

A year down the line with our Teaching Innovation Award and we are very proud of how far we have come. What was once a ‘pie in the sky’ idea to create our own Loughborough STEM subject specific virtual reality application has come true and its going even further as we have been awarded aRead more

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