HEA clarify their expectations regarding “Good standing”

You may not have noticed that the HEA have relaunched their website. This may not seem too significant in itself but within the new site there are a number of additional resources and clarifications that are important. This blog post look at one of these. The webpage on Good standing – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/ukpsf/good-standing – clarifies whatRead more

#technoparticipation – practice-as-research

This week Loughborough’s active technology enhanced teaching practice features in an conference at Brunel University.    Lee Campbell from the School of the Arts, English and Drama is presenting and creating research around his Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) project looking at how Skype and similar technologies can develop richer professional learning communities.    Here, in theRead 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

Changes are a-coming in Disabled Students’ Allowances

This blog post has been contributed by Karisa Krcmar from the Counselling and Disability Service at Loughborough University. I am a little hesitant about writing about disability legislation and cuts in funding in a month Centre for Academic Practice have dedicated to inclusive learning. In an ideal word there would be no need to talk about adjustmentsRead 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

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)

When someone [other than a lecturer] explains it, because it’s us – the students − explaining it to other students, normally the explanations aren’t great. But that’s good, because they explain it once, and you’re like, “I’m not sure I get that” and then the student leader will go over it again. And then, becauseRead more

NEW Upgraded Bristol Online Survey Tool

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

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