Biting the Bullet: ending Death by PowerPoint, part 4: animation

I have long known students aren’t always listening to us or looking at our slides, despite the feeling that if they are paying for something, they’d want to know what it was they were paying for. This logic doesn’t follow: there are dozens of digital distractions in a lecture theatre. A quiet walk around one,Read more

Biting the Bullet: ending Death by PowerPoint, part 3: text

Text I’ve made images the heart of my slides and the L&T experience. Now I turn to the use of text. I have two things going on. One is text applied over images, the other is a different use of text on its own. For both I apply animation. I’ll deal with the technical aspectRead more

New Loughborough MOOC

Loughborough is launching a new ‘mini MOOC’ on the Futurelearn platform. Getting to grips with mathematical symbolism is aimed at those who are considering studying science or engineering foundation courses at university level but who currently lack skills in maths. For further information see the in-depth post over on the E-learning Blog.Read more

Reminder- Teaching Awards

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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

GPA: An alternative to degree classifications?

It is well recognised that there are limitations and issues in the use of the UK honours degree classification system (e.g. current grade classifications do not provide sufficient information to distinguish between graduates). The adoption of a single GPA system, as commonly used in many countries, could provide key benefits including a finer granularity ofRead more

Promotion to Senior Lecturer – May 2014 Round

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Please note that the deadline for submission of documentation relating to the teaching element of Promotion applications is Friday 4th April 2014, directly to the Teaching Centre. If you would like to arrange an advisory meeting with Nick Allsopp, Head of Academic Practice, please e-mail Jo Wilkins – Further guidance on the Promotion processRead more

Student and Staff Partnership (10 Education Priorities)

This academic year the Union and University have been working together in a close partnership to improve the Academic Experience. We have created a list of 10 Education Priorities that we have been working on together. I am excited to announce that there has been definite improvement and positive movements surrounding the 10 points. WeRead more

Higher Education Academy upcoming events

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The Higher Education Academy has reminded us of two events they are running regarding change in learning and teaching: Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching The application deadline for Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching is Friday 14 February 2014. The programme starts Wednesday 5 March 2014. The Leadership Foundation and Higher Education Academy haveRead more

Your Education Week- An Update

This week has seen Your Education Week across the campus, with various events and stalls asking students to comment on their education and what they would like improved across the institution. We have used the 10 Education Priorities as a basis for our questions during the week:- Over campus Programme Presidents and Programme Reps haveRead more

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