#LIVUNILTC: Lecture Capture – is more always better?

University of Liverpool Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

Date: Thursday 30th June

Venue: Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

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Lecture Capture – Is more always better?

Provision of digital recorded lectures is highly sought after and praised by students. There is, however, a concern among staff in the School of Veterinary Science that this could have a negative impact on student experience and, potentially, learning. Veterinary students are generally highly motivated and conscientious, tending to treat any resource provided as something they must use. Is provision of recorded lectures adding to an already heavy workload for these students? On the other hand, is this increased support tantamount to spoon-feeding? Are we potentially reducing the students’ ability to act as independent learners? “Is more always better?”

This project looked at students in years 1 and 2 of the 5 year BVSc course, using focus groups and questionnaires to endeavor to answer this question. Results from the two years are compared to give an indication of any differences in their use of this resource as students gain experience of the course and their own learning approach.

Denis Duret, Alison Reid, Dr Karen Noble

@uwelearning2020 28th June 2016

Very proud to share some of the posters from our annual Learning and Teaching Conference. This post is just a selection of what was a busy day of keynote speakers, workshops and presentations, and a full conference programme can be found here LT-Conference-2016-programme.

Conference posters (Link to Flickr photo album)

UWE Learning 2020

Keynote speakers
It was a thrill to welcome Professor Ray Land from the University of Durham who talked about transforming learning in an uncertain world. He rightly said that our metrics around learning and teaching are at odds with our aspirations as teachers, and measures of excellence should include participation and inclusion, and other wider-reaching goals.

The second speaker was Professor Myra Conway from the Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Science. Myra talked about research informed teaching in her area of neuroscience at it is always a delight to see an academic colleague equally passionate about teaching as they are about their research. Sadly that isn’t always the case. Myra integrates many approaches into her work to enable her students to participate in her research – through supporting summer students, undergraduate projects and gaining bursaries and funding to attend conferences.

Further details
Do follow @UWElearning2020 on Twitter or feel free to contact @vivienrolfe should you wish to know any more about those who presented posters and talks.

 

 

#LJMUTLC16: The freedom to play: Using games to enhance learning and teaching

LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

Date: Wednesday 15th June & Thursday 16th June

Venue: Redmonds Building, Mount Pleasant Campus, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG

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This presentation argues that allowing time and creating inspiring spaces can be a simple and worthwhile investment.  Sharing ideas that could be used in both traditional and online learning environments.  It also explored how physical space can support and inspire staff to use game techniques.

Presentation by Rosie Jones,  Associate Director of Library Services, LJMU

 

#LJMUTLC16 : From Blackboard to Brightspace: developing online learning spaces to foster increased student engagement and deeper learning

LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

Date: Wednesday 15th June & Thursday 16th June

Venue: Redmonds Building, Mount Pleasant Campus, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG

Conference Programme Link

Conference Hashtag #LJMUTLC16

From Blackboard to Brightspace: developing online learning spaces to foster increased student engagement and deeper learning

Since 1898, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has provided world-leading research and education in health and tropical medicine. But our journey has only just begun. After LSTM was awarded Higher Education Institute status in 2013 a period of extensive institutional change has taken place.

It was during this period of change that LSTM undertook an ambitious project of implementing a full suite of new tools to support learning and teaching, at the core of which was a new VLE ‘Brightspace’. This presented challenges but also opportunities to design and shape the learning environment to the needs of our diverse students and exploit new techniques to develop regular engagement leading to deeper learning.

This presentation will demonstrate how the selection, design and delivery of technologies have nurtured an enhanced learning experience for staff and students at the school.

Presentationby Dan Robinson, Will Moindrot and Alex Spiers