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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Take a look at the fresher, cleaner Bristol Online Survey (BOS) Tool. The tool has new functionality and creates professional looking online surveys. http://www.onlinesurveys.ac.uk Did you know you can obtain a free user account to access and use BOS if you are a Loughborough University student or staff member. All you need to do isRead more
Given the huge investment of time and energy in the assessment process by staff and students, this does seem to be an area worthy of further consideration.
Research indicates that staff and student views about feedback do not always coincide – staff believe that the feedback they provide will aid student learning yet students state that they do not understand the feedback nor do they know how to seek support to improve. This situation is compounded by students being unsure of their role within the assessment process and being unprepared to receive and act on feedback.
So what can be done?