Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning

HEA Monthly twitter chat

Why not get involved in  #HEAchat ? It’s a regular, open forum for HEA Fellows and non-Fellows to come together and share their experiences of teaching and learning in HE/FE. Each month the chat covers disciplinary or other issues relating to teaching and learning.

The next chat scheduled is Mind the Gap…How can we help commuter students get the most out of thir studies on 28 March.

Learn more

External examiner training opportunity

The HEA is running a 2-part professional development course for aspiring, new or experienced external examiners. The design of the course reflects an active learning approach, with an emphasis on valuing participants’ experiences and prior knowledge.

Part 1 takes the form of online activities and reading, with Part 2 being a face-to-face workshop to be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7th February.  Click here for more details and to book.

As the University of Dundee is an HEA-subscribing institution, this course  is free for members of our staff to attend.

Call for Papers- University of Stirling L & T conference April 2018

Our collegues in Stirling have just announced the Call for Papers for their annual Learning and Teaching conference ‘Seeing things differently: learning, teaching and assessment practices in higher education’, which will take place at the University of Stirling on April 18th 2018.  The keynote address will be provided by Siân Bayne, Professor of Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and also Assistant Principal for Digital Education www.sianbayne.net

Please click on the link below for the Call and all additional information. The deadline for abstracts is the 20th December 2017.

https://www.stir.ac.uk/ltconference/callforabstracts/

This is always a worthwhile conference and we would encourage you to submit and/or attend!

Working towards fellowship of the HEA?

Professors Phil Race and Sally Brown have just released an updated version of a document with all the details of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) details as currently on the HEA website. This is a useful at-a-glance guide, especially for those working towards the various levels of Fellowship of the HEA.

Phil suggests printing it onto A3 for best results!

Phil Race UKPSF_HEA

As a result of this, Dr Sophie Bessant, University of Keele, has shared a document which lists requirements of each level/category of Fellowship to help you establish which level to aim for.

Which category of fellowship_Nov17

Did you know that the Academic Skills Centre can support you in your application and are running several sessions specifically regarding this? Check our events page for the latest details.

Academic Skills Quick Query Drop-in service

Did you know that the Academic Skills Centre has just started a Quick Query Drop-in service for students?

Tutors will be available from 9-10am, every weekday except Wednesday in the ASC Zone, opposite the Main Library cafe.

Please do promote this to your students. If their query is more in-depth, direct them to our webpages, where they can request a one-to-one appointment.

Top Tools for Learning 2016

Sorry, a few months late, but a great resource to dip into!

Jane Hart has been compiling the Top 100 Tools for Learning from the votes of learning professionals worldwide annually since 2007. Last year she did a special  Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 selected from the votes of 1,238 learning professionals worldwide.

Some new additions for this year:

Zoom – unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform.

Grammarly – Grammarly lets you check for 250 types of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes – as well as for plagiarism

Lynda – Lynda offers thousands of courses to acquire software, creative, and business skills. (all University staff and students have free access to the courses on Lynda – sign in with University username and password)

Image: SMM-Jigsaw-Banner (CC BY 2.0) by greyweed

Creating Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education – UWS conference

Registration is now open for the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association’s conference taking place at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 28th – 30th June 2017.

With keynote speakers including Professor Lorraine Stefani (University of Auckland) and Professor Mandla Makhanya, Principal, University of South Africa, this conference will explore new developments in inclusion and diversity in higher education from around the world.

More information here

Educational Developers’ Cookbook

Cooking

This is a fantastic resource drawn from the Educational Development community, collated by the Teaching Commons @ York

In the format of a cookbook, there are Starters (ice breakers), Main Courses (ideas for workshops and events) and Desserts (ways to obtain feedback or evaluation). Lorraine Anderson from CASTLE and Gaye Manwaring (ESW) have both contributed to this innovative collection of ideas.

Access the cookbook here