This is a session that I ran as a part of the Professional Development Series at my institution. In this session I consider what digital literacy means, and why it is important in an academic institution. It is mainly aimed at academics, but hopefully others would find it useful too. You can find the resources … Continue reading Digital Literacy PodCast
I wanted to start to collate some of the resources I use to encourage improvement of digital literacy. I use these resources to help guide my students to aid in their time in academia, and give them to colleagues to help with their digital literacy too. I want to start to build a repository that … Continue reading Skills for digital literacy
Recently I've been trying to make chemistry and biology sessions for my undergrads a little more interesting. I've started experimenting with the inclusion of some AR in my lectures to try and aid visual learners to see what I'm talking about, and kinesthetic learners a chance to 'have a go' and interact with an object. … Continue reading Experimenting with AR and teaching
I wanted to write something about my philosophy of assessments. I use my assessments to encourage exploration of the subject and to direct learning. Although, there are some restraints in that I have to show that learning outcomes have been met and show competency (professional programme lecturer here). But, there are ways to encourage learning … Continue reading A quick one on assessments
On my way through the Scottish Highlands for a Puffin watching trip to Handa Island, I was told to pop into this little brown cafe to the side of the road. This was only a flying visit, a quick look in the shop and to have a play in a sandbox. To call it a … Continue reading TEL AR in an unlikely Geo Park
I attended a conference with Salford ONECPD yesterday on Driving Technology in Higher Education. One of the topics that was discussed by Lawrence Lilley was the difference between Digital Skills and Digital Literacy. And this made sense. The idea was that you could teach someone to use Word, but would they be able to use … Continue reading Digital ability
If I had one 'go to' app it would be OneNote. Other thank Outlook and Skype, I have it open all the time. For academics, I think collaboration is an important skill that is underestimated. Within our team I share a lot of administrative bits for my modules using OneNote. Lesson plans, sessions, assessment notes. … Continue reading OneNote
Tonight I took part in the last #LTHEchat before an Easter break...
I sometimes have to repeat sessions that I wrote in my early days of teaching.....