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The FMS TEL Conference ran from 7th-11th November 2022, with 16 sessions delivered through the week, and posters shared online. Professional Services, Clinical and Academic colleagues from FMS and NUMed attended the mix of in-person, hybrid and online sessions. The conference themes were as below.
- Video and Beyond
- Virtual and Augmented Reality, Animations, 3D Scanning and Printing
- Work Smarter
- Improving our workflows, shortcuts, efficiency in processes.
- Continuous Professional Development
- Digital Assessment
Day 1: Monday 7th November
Professor Ruth Valentine, Dean of Education, FMS, and Paul Hubbard, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, NUMed
Welcome to the FMS TEL Conference 2022! We will have introductions from the FMS TEL Team, our keynote speakers, and two lightning talks.
One Team Partnership Working – IT Skills following FMS Professional Administration Development Survey
Ms Anne-Marie Burke, Project Co-ordinator FMS, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Following the results of the FMS Professional Administration Development Survey and its feedback received we are working on a programme of events which will run alongside more formal training options available to colleagues. The events will take the form of workshops knowledge sharing sessions and Q&A covering a broad range of topics. Working closely with the TEL Team our intention is to work together to identify areas where they can provide sessions which will enhance skills which colleagues currently have or open up opportunities to learn and develop new skills to development them further.
Simon Cotterill and Eleanor Gordon, FMS TEL Team
This workshop will cover the basics of making your content more accessible for all students. We will cover the use of accessibility tools in Word and Adobe Acrobat, and share tips and tricks to make captioning and creating transcriptions faster.
Improving the student experience through your canvas courses
Dan Graham and Matt Laidler, Learning Enhancement and Technology Advisers, LTDS
In this workshop/webinar we will cover;
- How to improve the students journey through your canvas course
- Developing engaging & interactive content
- Making the most of pages
- Improving student engagement using canvas analytics
Experience 3D Scanning
Tracy Connell, FMS TEL Team and Alex Turner, Research Associate (Archaeology)
Come and try 3D Scanning with expert help on hand. See how the technology works in practice. You will be able to try scanning with the Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner and see what is involved in the editing process to create a 3D model.
Day 2: Tuesday 8th November
Lightning Talks – Session 1
Dr David Kennedy, Dean of Digital Education
Join us for a keynote speech from Dr David Kennedy, Dean of Digital Education, and a series of lightning talks showcasing successes and innovative practice from Newcastle and NUMed.
Personal Tutoring: Streamlining Allocation to Programme
Daniel Plummer, FMS TEL Team
Enhancing student motivation and engagement through multidisciplinary approach – A Hybrid model
Dr Vasantha Subramaniyam, Clinical Senior Lecturer, NUMed
Research Student Skills Development – an Integrated Approach
Simon Cotterill, FMS TEL Team
We ALL Draw! The application of drawing in analogue and digital communication, teaching and design
Mr Leonard Shapiro, Haptico-visual observation and drawing (HVOD) method teacher Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Drawing is simply the making of marks – whether we scribble our thoughts on the back of an envelope to clarify an idea, or explain something to a class on a whiteboard, flipchart or tablet. This talk dispels the myth that ‘only the talented can draw’ and shows practical ways to extend the way that we already use marks in our thinking and teaching practice. This includes using drawing to explain ideas to colleagues and students, or to brief a graphic designer on the creation of digital content.
Panel Discussion – Augmented Reality in Teaching
Host: Dr Kok Lun Pang, Lecturer, NUMed
- Dr Andrew Filby, Innovation Methodology and Application (IMA) Theme Lead and FCCF Director, Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Dr Aleksey Kozikov, Lecturer in Physics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Dr Tom Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Culture Lab
Join Dr Kok Lun Pang for a discussion about Augmented Reality, with three panellists who have previously used this technology. Hear about their experiences, and consider the potential uses for this technology in teaching and learning in FMS and NUMed.
Journal Club: Special TEL Edition
Dr Joanna Matthan, Senior Lecturers, School of Dental Sciences
A special journal club for the FMS TEL Conference. A brief summary of the paper will be presented, with the remaining time for discussion. You can read the paper yourself via the link below.
Paper: Designing the digital in authentic assessment: is it fit for purpose? Juuso Henrik Nieminen, Margaret Bearman & Rola Ajjawi (2022)
Abstract: “Authentic assessment aligns higher education with the practices of students’ future professions, which are increasingly digitally mediated. However, previous frameworks for authentic assessment appear not to explicitly address how authenticity intersects with a broader digital world. This critical scoping review describes how the digital has been designed into authentic assessment in the higher education literature. Our findings imply that the digital was most often used to enhance assessment design and to develop students’ digital skills. Other purposes for designing the digital into assessment were less present. Only eight studies situated the students within the wider context of digital societies, and none of the studies addressed students’ critical digital literacies. Thus, while there are pockets of good practice found within the literature, the vast majority of the studies employed the digital as an instrumental tool for garnering efficiencies. We suggest that in order to fit its purpose of preparing students for the digital world, the digital needs to be designed into authentic assessment in meaningful ways.”
Day 3: Wednesday 9th November
Panel Discussion – Using Learning Technology to Support Lab Teaching
- Dr Gary Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Applied Marine Biology, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Associate Professor Dr. Madihah Rushaidhi, Dean of Biomedical Sciences, NUMed
- Dr Harley Stevenson-Cocks, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences
- Dr Kirsten Wyness, UG Teaching Technical Team Leader, SAgE Technical Services
Panel Discussion – Supporting Student Placements with Technology
- Host: Simon Cotterill, FMS TEL Team
- Mr Jon Haines, Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Science, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
- Susan Lennie, Senior Lecturer, Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Sciences
- Ms Mogamalar Ramasamy, Administrative Assistant, Student Office (In-charge for Year 1 MBBS)
- Dr Vivian Verbo, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, MBBS programme, EoMP Lead for Academic Mentoring Programme and NUMed Peer Mentor Staff Coordinator
Enhancing Teaching and Research Activities with Microsoft Forms
Jack Ennis, Lucy Bolt and Richard Catherall , Digital Adoptions Leads, NUIT
Join the Digital Adoption Team for an overview of Microsoft Forms. We will investigate a variety of options for collecting data, out of the box options for data analysis and how Microsoft Forms integrates across the Microsoft 365 environment. In this session you will learn how to easily and quickly embed Microsoft Forms into Learning and Teaching content.
Day 4: Thursday 10th November
Emily Smith, FMS TEL Team
Learn the basics of creating animated infographics in PowerPoint, to give your module materials a professional look and feel. I will guide you step by step on how to draw, animate and export your creations. By the end of the workshop, you will leave having built a basic animated infographic to use in your own module.
Bas Olthof, Lecturer in Neurobiology and Dr Rebecca Hancock Lecturer (clinical skills) and Accelerated (A101) Programme Lead, School of Medicine
We used H5P technology to create a digital escape room comprised of a set of puzzles and scenarios to run seminars in the learning labs. In these seminars students are in small groups (5-8 students) and work as a team to solve the different puzzles, reason through the different clinical scenarios etc. Using this technology in this way allows us to create an atmosphere for team and peer-based learning to take place. The student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and it has allowed us as staff to interact with larger cohorts of students in a much more effective and personal way. In this workshop we would like to offer you the opportunity to experience this type of seminar first-hand and help you get started on creating your own escape room type seminar.
Dr Iain D Keenan, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, School of Medicine
I have a long-term collaboration with Leonard Shapiro, who is an artist and teacher based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. Together, we have developed, implemented, and published several art-based learning approaches to support the critical observation and holistic understanding of learners with respect to important three-dimensional and spatial concepts in human anatomy. In November 2017, I approached the Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Development Service (LTDS) with an idea for a massive open online course (MOOC) based around our approaches, and with the aim of remotely supporting student learning and educator professional development within the pre-Covid-19 pedagogic landscape. Our MOOC was constructed during the pandemic-era and eventually piloted in 2021/22 at NU and UCT, with the full course now being rolled out across the post-pandemic world. This presentation describes my 5-year journey of working with Leonard, multiple undergraduate project students, LTDS, FutureLearn, UCT, and utilising the valuable expertise and technical knowledge of FMS TEL, to design, develop and produce our final Canvas-based course. I will describe both the pitfalls and successes of my MOOC adventure, with a view to providing safer passage for those who follow. This presentation will be of value to colleagues aiming to deliver asynchronous learning and CPD courses to global audiences.
Day 5: Friday 11th November
This online session is a follow up to lasts years Basic HTML presentation. I will guide you step by step on various ways to create responsive and accessible columns in Canvas. Previous experience of HTML would be helpful but not required, all experience levels are welcome.
Join us for an update about the FMS TEL team, and a series of lightning talks showcasing innovation and successful practice from FMS and NUMed
How Engaging are Our Online Materials?
Gemma Mitchelson and Eleanor Gordon, FMS Learning Enhancement and Technology Projects Adviser, FMS TEL Education Support Unit
Outlining our research so far from student focus groups.
David Gillies, FMS TEL Team
Research projects are offered across UG and PG programmes in FMS. These provide students with valuable experience and insight into research, and opportunities for colleagues to gain experience of teaching and to collect pilot data for future grant/fellowship applications. However, the organising, allocation and review of projects has historically had a high administrative burden. The online FMS Projects system was developed to improve efficiencies in processes across all stages from supervisors submitting projects through to marking of student submissions. The system draws on project quotas for units across FMS; these are reviewed annually and are determined by the Dean of Education in consultation with the Project Module Leaders and Directors of Education. This session provides an overview of the FMS Projects system and a summary of recent developments.
Video Presentations: Reducing Anxiety and Enabling Meaningful Feedback
Dr Carys Watts, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise department, School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences
Group oral presentations are often a source of anxiety for students. By moving the presentations to a pre-recorded format the level of anxiety is reduced. Students feel more confident to present what they understand rather than only what they can remember. Originally ReCap was used with students as creators (HEA project with ReCap team 2015), however the mode of recording is now open to the students to decide (some incorporating TikTok!). This formative assessment mimics real-life with the brief being a ‘crowd-funding pitch’. Feedback is better focussed on the content rather than on the presenters which resulted in more meaningful comments (and provides peers the opportunity to provide feedback and learn from other’s approaches).
Undergraduate medical student’s views on their feedback experience; A Malaysian medical school study
Dr Alice Kurien, Senior Lecturer, NUMed
A qualitative study was done to explore students’ perception of their feedback experience and to identify any concerns. Data collection was done by purposive sampling and in-depth personal interviews of five stage 5 MBBS students in our institution. Thematic analysis of the transcribed data was carried out. The evidence from this study provides an increased understanding of our students’ experience on the feedback. Results from this study may be of interest to the faculty developers and other medical schools
Podcasts: why, how and when to use them
Dr Alison Clapp, Senior Lecturer, FMS Graduate School
Podcasting is an excellent way of introducing students to topics as well as humanising your online courses. This short talk describes some of the practical aspects of creating and using podcasts as well as describing some of the challenges.
Gemma Mitchelson, FMS Learning Enhancement and Technology Projects Adviser, FMS TEL Education Support Unit
Online adaptive release of grades is not a new concept and many advocate this process as a more successful way of engaging students (Irwin et. al., 2013). A new take on this style of feedback considers the technological affordances available to us at our institution. This presentation will explore the idea of adaptive release via recorded audio feedback.