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November 2019

The Impact of Students’ Engagement with Digital Platforms on Learning

20th November @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Understand the many ways technology is impacting students in higher education Recognise the symptoms of online addiction and cyberbullying Participants will learn about the various supports available for students dealing with online addiction and how lecturers can make interventions Develop teaching strategies to negate reduced attention spans, the fear of missing out (FoMo) and digital distractions in the classroom Record and publish a podcast on the day’s learnings with the speaker and participants as a method of reflective…

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Developing Digital Graduate Attributes Within, Across and Beyond the Curriculum

29th November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Share conceptions and experiences of embedding digital graduate attributes within, across and beyond the curriculum Explore the Digital Creative Attributes Framework (DCAF) development and implementation experience at UAL Investigate the DCAF toolkit for staff and students and reflect on how it might inform institutional practices Identify opportunities for the development of personal practice and develop a brief action plan

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December 2019

Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

10th December @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice

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January 2020

Practical Universal Design for Educators

15th January 2020

Learning Outcomes: Practical application of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to digital, blended and classroom-based learning Evaluation of current teaching practices from a UDL perspective The synthesis of more inclusive teaching supports and approaches, incorporating the principles of UDL

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The Self in the Professional Development Framework

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life Discussion and debate on the Self in Professional Development and the approaches we can use to discover Self (values exploration, reflection on learning and philosophy statements) Guidance on creation of Library and Teaching Philosophy Statements Understanding…

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Teaching Online is Different

23rd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of online teaching best practice Participants will be able to reflect on their own teaching practice and consider how this translates to the online environment Participants will be able to design a professional development plan to support online teaching in their institutions

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Digital Technology and Innovative Teaching and Testing Approaches

24th January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes To share digital knowledge and skills among teaching staff and discuss possibilities of using digital technologies in the teaching and learning environment To enhance the use of digital technology for innovative assessment practices To deepen our knowledge of corpus linguistics and get familiarised with new software tools used for analysing and visualising corpora To develop corpus based language teaching materials and testing To enhance understanding of how digital humanities is able to support the teaching and learning of…

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BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding of the impact of visual literacy Develop an appreciation of active learning methodologies in creating meaningful learning experiences Apply creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance student engagement

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February 2020

Beyond the Textbook: Using Learning Resources for Open Educational Practice

7th February 2020 @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Evaluation of participant's own approaches to the design and delivery of learning Embedding digital and information literacy into participant's curriculum in practical ways Evaluation of potential educational resources for open educational practice

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Demystifying Video for Higher Education

11th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Understanding the challenges and opportunities of video for teaching and learning Identifying opportunities to incorporate video into teaching and learning Critically assessing a range of options for video creation in context Developing a short video for teaching and learning

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