VR in STEM teaching – innovations from Science

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

Giving Students, Parents and Employers Confidence: Geography’s Experiences of Accreditation

Dr Richard Hodgkins, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, has recently received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award from Loughborough University for his contribution to Learning and Teaching. In this post, Dr Hodgkins details the recent experiences in gaining accreditation for some, rather different, programmes offered by the Department of Geography at Loughborough. On the face of it, some academicRead more

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

Authentic, inclusive assessment – takeaways from a workshop

Yesterday the School of Business and Economics was privileged to host Prof. Pauline Kneale, PVC for Teaching & Learning at Plymouth University (PU), as speaker at a seminar and workshop on authentic, inclusive assessment. PU has, in recent years, completely overhauled its institutional assessment policy, and PU’s teaching and learning support team has produced some excellent resources toRead more

Empowering students to develop a ‘user friendly’ framework for Learn

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

Teaching Innovation Award supports national win

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

Want to make LEARN work for you next year?

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

CAP Seminar: Context and Problem Based Learning – an integrated approach

Presenter:  Dr. Dylan P. Williams, University of Leicester Friday 3 July, 11am – 12 noon in Rutland room 02 You are invited to attend the above seminar that will discuss the practicalities of developing and integrating context and problem based learning into a physical science programme.  Information and ideas will be transferable to other disciplineRead more

Recognition for teaching at Loughborough

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

Inclusive teaching – all things to all students and staff?

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

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